oil drilling

Climate Activists Alarmed as Biden Admin Takes Major Step Forward in Proposed Alaska Oil Drilling Project

Climate Activists Alarmed as Biden Admin Takes Major Step Forward in Proposed Alaska Oil Drilling Project

The Biden administration has taken a major step on a proposed oil drilling project in Alaska’s North Slope by releasing a draft of an environmental impact statement (EIS), much to the dismay of climate advocates, CNN reported. The ConocoPhillips project, known as Willow, would release tons of carbon dioxide emissions and spell disaster for the […]

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    These Stunning Photos Expose the World’s Biggest Crimes Against Nature

    These Stunning Photos Expose the World’s Biggest Crimes Against Nature

    Human’s impact on planet Earth is huge. Thanks to the work of environmentalist and photographer, J Henry Fair, we can now get a bird’s-eye view of the world’s ever-increasing demand for energy, eating habits and rampant consumerism that are degrading our planet. Fair’s new book, Industrial Scars, The Hidden Costs of Consumption, shows the effects […]

    Deadliest Earthquake in Southern California History Linked to Oil Drilling

    Deadliest Earthquake in Southern California History Linked to Oil Drilling

    Four out of five large earthquakes in Southern California from 1900 to 1935 may be linked to the state’s early oil boom, says a study written by two leading U.S. Geological Survey scientists published Tuesday in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. The 1933 Long Beach earthquake killed 120 and injured 500 people.J. […]

    BP Abandons Drilling in the Great Australian Bight

    BP Abandons Drilling in the Great Australian Bight

    By Andy Rowell Conservationists and environmentalists in Australia are celebrating a major victory after the oil giant BP announced that it is abandoning its hugely controversial plans to drill for oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight. The area, which is off the country’s southern coast, is a marine park and home to one […]

    Arctic Refuge Hit With Double-Whammy: Climate Change and Oil Development

    Arctic Refuge Hit With Double-Whammy: Climate Change and Oil Development

    By Dan Ritzman Migrations are the heartbeat of life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Groups of thousands of caribou course across the landscape as they complete the longest migration of any land animal in North America. Arctic terns appear to be avenging angels as they guard their nests on riverside gravel bars; these birds […]

    Oil and Gas Operations Are a ‘Death Sentence for Soil’

    Oil and Gas Operations Are a ‘Death Sentence for Soil’

    Yesterday’s Denver Post has a very important story about the toll of oil and gas production on soil. From spills to disruption, oil and gas operations take a heavy toll on soil. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Soil sounds like a really boring topic. But, as the Soil Science Society of America says: “soils sustain life.” According to the Society, […]

    Alaska Oil Well Blowout—A Reminder of Drilling’s Dangers

    Alaska Oil Well Blowout—A Reminder of Drilling’s Dangers

    The Wilderness Society By Tim Woody The first news from Alaska’s North Slope reads like the beginning of a disaster movie. Oil workers on a drilling rig hit a pocket of gas and quickly evacuate to avoid the hazard of an explosion as gas bursts from the ground. The well is out of control and […]

    Waterkeeper Files Suit against Taylor Energy for Ongoing, Seven-Year Oil Spill

    Waterkeeper Files Suit against Taylor Energy for Ongoing, Seven-Year Oil Spill

    Waterkeeper Alliance Waterkeeper Alliance and several Gulf Coast Waterkeeper organizations filed suit in Federal Court Feb. 2 against Taylor Energy Company LLC under the citizen suit provisions of the Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation Recovery Act, for ongoing violations stemming from an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has continued to flow […]

    How Dirty Energy Drives Wildlife to the Brink

    How Dirty Energy Drives Wildlife to the Brink

    WildEarth Guardians The dunes sagebrush lizard, a small, rare lizard that lives only in Texas and New Mexico, was named one of 10 U.S. species most urgently threatened by fossil fuel development in a report released Jan. 19 by the Endangered Species Coalition. The report, Fueling Extinction: How Dirty Energy Drives Wildlife to the Brink, […]