fossil fuels

Environmental Justice Advocates Successfully Block Manchin’s Side Deal

Environmental Justice Advocates Successfully Block Manchin’s Side Deal

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s so-called dirty side deal was dealt another blow when Democratic leadership declined to attach it to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation, which would have fast-tracked permitting for energy projects and pushed through the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline, was reportedly supported at first by President Joe Biden and […]

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    Puerto Rican Cities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies in Major Class-Action, Climate Fraud Case

    Puerto Rican Cities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies in Major Class-Action, Climate Fraud Case

    Nearly 25 years ago, oil major Shell predicted in an internal 1998 report that a class-action lawsuit would be brought against fossil fuel companies following “a series of violent storms.” That prediction is finally coming true: A group of Puerto Rican communities, which were ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, are suing Shell and other fossil fuel […]

    Los Angeles Bans New Oil Drilling, Will Phase Out Current Wells

    Los Angeles Bans New Oil Drilling, Will Phase Out Current Wells

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Friday to ban new oil and methane gas drilling, and phase out existing wells within 20 years. The ordinance is a major victory for communities — disproportionately communities of color essentially forced to live in sacrifice zones — who have long suffered from decades of carcinogenic pollution released by […]

    3 UK Universities Ban Fossil Fuel Companies From Recruiting on Campus

    3 UK Universities Ban Fossil Fuel Companies From Recruiting on Campus

    Three more UK universities have answered the call to ban fossil fuel companies from recruiting on campus.  Following the launch of a student-led campaign, the University of Bedfordshire, University of the Arts London and Wrexham Glyndwr University all said that their career services would end all relationships with recruiters from the oil, gas and mining […]

    High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

    High Fossil Fuel Costs Leaving Families in the Cold (And Possibly Dark)

    As winter comes to the northern hemisphere, impacting the global energy system, increased fossil fuel prices are stretching U.S. families’ finances to, and past, the breaking point. In Connecticut, the sharp increase in the number of people seeking heating bill assistance is “just unbelievable,” Joanne Balaschak, director of energy programs at New Opportunities, in Waterbury, […]

    Africa’s Shortsighted Focus on Natural Gas Instead of Renewables Risks Stranding Assets and ‘Economic Turmoil,’ Analysts Say

    Africa’s Shortsighted Focus on Natural Gas Instead of Renewables Risks Stranding Assets and ‘Economic Turmoil,’ Analysts Say

    Mozambique’s burgeoning methane gas export industry shows the consequences of industrialized nations’ failure to fund developing countries’ expansion of renewable energy, Bloomberg reports. Only one-third of Mozambique residents have access to electricity (70% of which is produced by hydroelectric facilities). Now, European nations like Germany and Italy are buying all the gas they can, while […]

    Rolls-Royce Tests Hydrogen as Fuel in Gas Turbine Jet Engine

    Rolls-Royce Tests Hydrogen as Fuel in Gas Turbine Jet Engine

    On a military site in England, a Rolls-Royce AE-2100A gas turbine jet engine — used in regional aircraft all over the world — is undergoing flight tests using hydrogen fuel for the first time, reported BBC News. The tests are being conducted in partnership with airline easyJet. In the short term, the purpose of the […]

    Canada Expands Its Pollution Pricing Rules

    Canada Expands Its Pollution Pricing Rules

    Canada is strengthening its pollution pricing rules, which include regulatory charges on fossil fuels as well as a fuel charge for industries. The updated regulations will ensure major polluters pay more for their emissions over time, and families who are part of the Climate Action Incentive (CAI) will receive more funds. The carbon pollution pricing […]