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‘Unseen Dangers’ of Harvey: Petrochemical Plants Release 1 Million Pounds of Harmful Air Pollution

‘Unseen Dangers’ of Harvey: Petrochemical Plants Release 1 Million Pounds of Harmful Air Pollution

As some of the nation’s largest crude processors and refineries shut down their facilities amid ” unprecedented” rainfall and flooding from Harvey, residents nearby are reporting noxious, gaseous smells clouding the air. “I’ve been smelling them all night and off and on this morning,” Bryan Parras, from the environmental justice group TEJAS, told New Republic […]

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    How This Oil Giant Influences Curriculum at Top Dutch University

    How This Oil Giant Influences Curriculum at Top Dutch University

    By Emma Howard Shell has a contractual agreement with a major Dutch university, which allows the oil giant to influence its curriculum, according to documents seen by Energydesk. Shell also paid Erasmus University hundreds of thousands of euros for conducting research into the business climate for multinationals in the Netherlands, invoices paid in 2008 and […]

    What Shell Knew About Climate Change in 1991

    What Shell Knew About Climate Change in 1991

    By Nadia Prupis Oil giant Shell also knew of the dangers of climate change decades ago, while it continued to lobby against climate legislation and push for fossil fuel development, a joint investigation by The Guardian and the Dutch newspaper The Correspondent revealed Tuesday. Shell created a confidential report in 1986 which found that the […]

    Viral Video: LEGO, Everything is Not Awesome

    Viral Video: LEGO, Everything is Not Awesome

    [Editor’s note: Greenpeace’s viral video LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome has been suspended by YouTube, following a copyright claim from Warner Brothers. Greenpeace quickly transferred the film to Vimeo (see below). The video has reached more than 3 million views in less than three days. Greenpeace will challenge the copyright claim, arguing the video uses […]

    Direct Action Campaigns Worldwide Target Fossil Fuel Industry

    Direct Action Campaigns Worldwide Target Fossil Fuel Industry

    EcoWatch By Lauren Berlekamp As the summer heats up, awareness is quickly escalating across the world as different direct action campaigns target a common denominator: the fossil fuel industry. Earlier this year, organizers including 350.org launched the Summer Heat and Fearless Summer campaigns, calling for a global uprising to “peacefully but firmly” stand up to […]

    North Sea Oil Leaks Expose Industry’s Inability to Safely Drill in Arctic

    North Sea Oil Leaks Expose Industry’s Inability to Safely Drill in Arctic

    TckTckTck Greenpeace has warned about new figures showing Britain’s offshore rigs and platforms have leaked oil or other chemicals into the North Sea 55 times over the past month should act as a “reality check” for an industry aiming to drill in the Arctic. The latest figures, released by the Department for Energy and Climate […]

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Greenpeace UK It’s official. On Feb. 17, Shell got a step closer to drilling for oil in our planet’s last wild ocean—the Arctic. The company’s oil spill response plan for the Chukchi Sea off Alaska was given the all clear by U.S. authorities, even though it’s a work of almost complete fantasy. While Shell prepares […]

    Groups Challenge EPA’s Air Pollution Discharge Permits for Shell’s Arctic Drillships

    Groups Challenge EPA’s Air Pollution Discharge Permits for Shell’s Arctic Drillships

    Earthjustice A coalition of groups has filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of air pollution discharge permits for Shell’s Discoverer drillship and associated fleet for use in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. The permits, provisionally approved last September, were issued Feb. 10, 2012. […]

    Undercover Activists Disrupt ‘Vote 4 Energy’ Ad Campaign

    Undercover Activists Disrupt ‘Vote 4 Energy’ Ad Campaign

    Greenpeace By Kert Davies Recently, Greenpeace got a rare look behind the curtain at how Big Oil stages citizen support for huge oil companies, when activists got inside a television commercial shoot in Washington, D.C. The American Petroleum Institute (API), and their public relations firm Edelman, were filming a new series of television commercials that we […]