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Exxon Now Wants to Write the Rules for Regulating Methane Emissions

Exxon Now Wants to Write the Rules for Regulating Methane Emissions

By Justin Mikulka ExxonMobil is a company capable of contradictions. It has been lobbying against government efforts to address climate change while running ads touting its own efforts to do so. And while the oil giant has been responsible for massive methane releases, Exxon has now proposed a new regulatory framework for cutting emissions of […]

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    Lawsuit Appeals Permit for Formosa Plastics to Build in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’

    Lawsuit Appeals Permit for Formosa Plastics to Build in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’

    By Jessica Corbett A coalition of local and national groups on Friday launched a legal challenge to a Louisiana state agency’s decision to approve air permits for a $9.4 billion petrochemical complex that Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group plans to build in the region nationally known as “Cancer Alley.” Louisiana residents and environmental justice advocates have […]

    New Report Details Impacts of Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands

    New Report Details Impacts of Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands

    By Carla Ruas The American Petroleum Institute has rolled out a multibillion-dollar public relations campaign stating that oil and gas can help to solve climate change. The association is claiming that expanding the use of fossil fuels can lower climate emissions that are trapping heat on our planet. If that sounds fishy, it’s because it […]

    Avalanches Kill 21 People in Afghanistan, Death Toll Expected to Rise

    Avalanches Kill 21 People in Afghanistan, Death Toll Expected to Rise

    By Ankita Mukhopadhyay At least 21 people have died in avalanches that struck the Daykundi province in Afghanistan on Feb. 13, according to Afghanistan’s disaster management authority. Seven people are reportedly missing, while 10 people are injured. About 50 houses have been destroyed by the avalanches. Ahmed Tameem Azimi, a spokesman of the state ministry […]

    The UK Could Ban Gas and Diesel Car Sales in 12 Years

    The UK Could Ban Gas and Diesel Car Sales in 12 Years

    Britain announced that it will ban sales of new diesel and gasoline powered cars in 15 years last week. That was five years earlier than expected, but necessary for the UK to reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office, as CNN reported. The UK’s Transportation […]

    Justice Department Drops Investigation Against Four Automakers That Sided With California’s Emissions Standards

    Justice Department Drops Investigation Against Four Automakers That Sided With California’s Emissions Standards

    The U.S. Department of Justice decided to drop its vindictive investigation into four automakers that teamed up with California to implement stricter emissions standards for cars and light trucks than the Trump administration wants, as The New York Times reported. In September, the Justice Department decided to investigate Ford, Volkswagen, Honda and BMW for antitrust […]