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South Portland, Maine Wins Critical Fight vs. Big Oil

South Portland, Maine Wins Critical Fight vs. Big Oil

The city of South Portland, Maine has won an important victory in a three-year legal battle to stop a pipeline company from offloading tar sands crude oil on its waterfront, after a judge ruled Friday that the city’s ordinance against the activity was constitutional, The Portland Press Herald reported. Portland Pipe Line Corp. had wanted […]

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    Climate Litigation Against Big Oil Heats Up

    Climate Litigation Against Big Oil Heats Up

    By Jason Mark Can any one group of actors be held responsible for the damages caused by global climate change? That was the central question argued in federal court on Thursday as attorneys representing San Francisco and Oakland tried to beat back efforts by ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell to have a […]

    Seattle County Files 11th U.S. Climate Liability Lawsuit Against Big Oil

    Seattle County Files 11th U.S. Climate Liability Lawsuit Against Big Oil

    King County, which covers the Seattle metropolitan area, followed the lead of 10 other cities and counties in the U.S. when it filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the world’s five largest oil companies for damages incurred by climate change, a county press release announced. “The science is undisputable: climate change is impacting our region today, […]

    Shareholder Group Urges Shell to Go Green

    Shareholder Group Urges Shell to Go Green

    When the shareholders of Royal Dutch Shell convene for their annual meeting this May, there will be a surprising item on the agenda. A group of climate activists from the group Follow This, which urges people to buy shares in Shell in order to push the company towards renewable energy, will present a resolution urging […]

    Early April Fool’s Joke? Statoil Rebrands Itself as Equinor

    Early April Fool’s Joke? Statoil Rebrands Itself as Equinor

    By Andy Rowell First came BP, which went from British Petroleum to Beyond Petroleum. Then Denmark’s Dong Energy changed its name to Orsted, to mark its departure from oil and gas. Then earlier this year Shell announced it was morphing from an oil company into an integrated energy company. And now, the Norwegian company Statoil […]