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Two Major Climate Change Lawsuits Move Forward

Two Major Climate Change Lawsuits Move Forward

By Ken Kimmell A major front in the climate change debate has moved to the courtroom, as I’ve previously discussed. Last week, plaintiffs in two separate cases won significant procedural victories—one against major fossil fuel companies, and a second against the Trump administration. Here are the latest developments and their implications. Bay Area vs. Big […]

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    Shell’s Green Plan Underwhelms Critics

    Shell’s Green Plan Underwhelms Critics

    By Mitchell Beer A leading producer of fossil fuels, which last month announced its intention to reduce its contribution to the global warming stoked by society’s prodigal consumption of its products, may now be feeling more backlash than praise. Shell‘s green plan leaves some critics saying the group’s figures don’t add up very impressively. Royal […]

    Report: Shell Complicit in Human Rights Abuses

    Report: Shell Complicit in Human Rights Abuses

    Amnesty International is calling for an international investigation into Royal Dutch Shell‘s practices, alleging in a new report released Tuesday that the oil giant was involved in human rights violations committed by the Nigerian government in the early 1990s. The report, created following a review of thousands of internal company documents and testimony statements, charges […]

    Meat and Dairy Greenhouse Emissions ‘Could Lead Us to a Point of No Return’

    Meat and Dairy Greenhouse Emissions ‘Could Lead Us to a Point of No Return’

    Three of the world’s largest meat producers emitted more greenhouse gases in 2016 than France, putting them on par with oil companies such as ExxonMobil, BP and Shell, a recent study found. GRAIN, a non-profit organization, collaborated with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and the Heinrich Böll Foundation to estimate the greenhouse emissions […]

    Rick Perry to Climate Activists: Fossil Fuels Save Lives

    Rick Perry to Climate Activists: Fossil Fuels Save Lives

    Protestors showed up to the National Petroleum Council’s meeting in Washington, DC on Monday to call out Secs. Rick Perry and Ryan Zinke for their controversial stances on climate change. After an activist expressed, “climate change is killing people,” the Secretary of Energy remarked in the conference room full of oil industry representatives and executives […]