Iraq War PR Alums Built ‘Guns, Knives’ Talking Points To Discredit NODAPL

By Steve Horn and Curtis Waltman Originally published at DeSmogBlog   Behind the scenes, as law enforcement officials tried to stem protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, alumni from the George W. Bush White House were leading a crisis communications effort to… Read More

Trump Names Industry Lobbyist and Climate Science Denier as Top White House Energy Aide

GreenWire has reported that climate change denier Mike Catanzaro — a lobbyist for oil and gas companies Noble Energy, Devon Energy, Encana Oil and Gas,  American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), and Hess Corporation — will soon become a top energy policy aide for President Donald Trump. Catanzaro’s lobbying… Read More

Bomb Train: What We’ve Learned From the Lac-Megantic Oil Train Disaster

By Justin Mikulka Originally Published at DeSmogBlog.com   Brian Stevens first learned about the Lac-Megantic disaster — in which an unattended oil train caught fire and exploded, killing 47 people in the Quebec town — when he saw… Read More

Billionaire Energy Investor Who Vetted Trump’s EPA Pick Has Long List of EPA Violations

Asked for his take on President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), multi-billionaire investor and Trump business partner Carl Icahn told Bloomberg that Pruitt is “going to really be a breath of fresh air.” Given… Read More

End the Circus: Big Oil Group Plots to Exclude Public from Public Lands Bidding at IOGCC Meeting

By Steve Horn  Originally published at DeSmogBlog At the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC)‘s 2016 meeting in Denver, Colorado this week, a representative from a prominent oil and gas lobbying group advocated that auctions of federal lands should… Read More

Documents: How IOGCC Created Loophole Ushering in Frackquakes and Allowing Methane Leakage

Originally published in DeSmog Blog.   By STEVE HORN Earthquakes caused by injection of shale oil and gas production wastes — and methane leakage from shale gas pipelines — have proliferated in recent years, with both issues well-studied in the scientific… Read More

The winner will receive an 11×14 archival print of this photo of a ringed kingfisher overlooking the ancient araucaria forest in Parque Huerquehue in Chile. Ringed kingfishers require large bodies of clean water and dense forest and migrate between the US and Chile.

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