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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 […]

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    Niger Delta Still Waiting for Big Oil to Clean Up Devastating Pollution

    Niger Delta Still Waiting for Big Oil to Clean Up Devastating Pollution

    By Jenna McGuire In 2011, a ground-breaking report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on oil pollution in Ogoniland highlighted the devastating impact of the oil industry in the Niger Delta and made concrete recommendations for clean-up measures and immediate support for the region’s devastated communities. Now, nearly ten years later, a new report published […]

    Shell’s Latest Annual Report: More Greenwashing?

    Shell’s Latest Annual Report: More Greenwashing?

    By Dana Drugmand Two years after internal documents surfaced showing that Royal Dutch Shell, like ExxonMobil, knew about climate dangers decades ago, the oil giant released its latest annual report outlining its business strategy and approach to addressing climate change. Despite clear warnings from scientists, global health experts and even central banks of impending climate-driven […]

    Oil Spill Prevention Law Helps Contain Leak at Shell Puget Sound Refinery

    Oil Spill Prevention Law Helps Contain Leak at Shell Puget Sound Refinery

    The Washington Department of Ecology responded to an oil spill that took place Friday night when a Crowley Maritime Barge was transferring five million gallons of oil to the Shell Puget Sound Refinery, CNN reported. Around 20 gallons spilled, of which five entered the water, and that oil was contained within an area that was […]

    Shell Union Workers Told to Attend Trump Speech or Lose Pay

    Shell Union Workers Told to Attend Trump Speech or Lose Pay

    Thousands of union members at a multibillion dollar petrochemical plant outside of Pittsburgh were given a choice last week: Stand and wait for a speech by Donald Trump or take the day off without pay. A contractor that hires the union sent a memo that said, “Your attendance is not mandatory,” but only employees who […]

    Indigenous Group Sues Exxon, Energy Majors Over Fracking Waste Contamination in Patagonia

    Indigenous Group Sues Exxon, Energy Majors Over Fracking Waste Contamination in Patagonia

    A major indigenous group in the Argentine Patagonia is suing some of world’s biggest oil and gas companies over illegal fracking waste dumps that put the “sensitive Patagonian environment,” local wildlife and communities at risk, according to Greenpeace. The Mapuche Confederation of Neuquén filed a lawsuit against Exxon, French company Total and the Argentina-based Pan […]

    Changing the Main Course of Climate Change

    Changing the Main Course of Climate Change

    By Chloë Waterman As the Trump administration’s dangerous deregulatory agenda leads us closer to climate catastrophe, cities, counties and businesses are stepping up to address the crisis. Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg released their “Fulfilling America’s Pledge” plan, laying out the top climate strategies for subnational governments […]