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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 […]

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    Shell Sees Record Profits as Energy Prices Soar

    Shell Sees Record Profits as Energy Prices Soar

    The world is currently in a climate crisis. India and Pakistan are sweltering through a record-breaking heat wave, reservoirs in the Western U.S. are straining under a historic drought, and the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report warns that we must reach net-zero emissions by mid-century in order to avoid the worst impacts of […]

    Shell Reconsidering Its Decision to Pull Out of Controversial Cambo Oilfield Project

    Shell Reconsidering Its Decision to Pull Out of Controversial Cambo Oilfield Project

    Climate activists celebrated last December when fossil-fuel giant Shell said it would pull out of the Cambo oilfield project in the UK. Now, it looks as if those celebrations might have been premature.  Shell is reportedly reconsidering its decision now that the “economic, political and regulatory environment” has changed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and […]

    Shell Abandons Controversial UK Oilfield Exploration

    Shell Abandons Controversial UK Oilfield Exploration

    Climate campaigners are celebrating a “death blow” to a controversial UK oil exploration project after Shell announced it would no longer participate. The fossil-fuel giant was set to explore the Cambo oilfield to the west of Shetland, but pulled out Thursday night, The Press and Journal reported. “This really should be the deathblow for Cambo,” […]

    Climate Activist Condemns Shell CEO on Stage at TED Summit in Scotland

    Climate Activist Condemns Shell CEO on Stage at TED Summit in Scotland

    Lauren MacDonald gave Shell CEO Ben van Beurden the reception he deserved, though likely not the one he expected at a TED Countdown forum in Edinburgh on Thursday. After van Beurden touted the oil major’s funding of clean energy and shifted blame for climate change to consumers, an industry tactic dating back to the early […]

    Shell’s Permian Basin Sell-Off Unlikely to Reduce Climate Pollution

    Shell’s Permian Basin Sell-Off Unlikely to Reduce Climate Pollution

    Royal Dutch Shell’s sale of all its Permian Basin fracking assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion may reduce the company’s emissions on paper, but nowhere else, experts say. Shell has come under increasing pressure to reduce its climate pollution, including a landmark ruling from a Dutch court this spring, but selling its Permian oil extraction […]