The Fight From Below Seen From Above: New Map Details Local Fossil Fuel Resistance

In an attempt to highlight and bolster the “groundswell of resistance” against fracking wells, pipelines, and other fossil fuel projects throughout the United States, a coalition of environmental groups on Thursday launched the Fossil Fuel Resistance Mapping Project, which… Read More

Oil Industry, Trump Administration Plan to Drill Off Florida’s Coast

Via Food and Water Watch: The Trump administration is putting energy industry special interests ahead of public health. Its latest awful proposal? Open up more of our coasts to offshore drilling, including Florida’s coasts. The Department of the Interior is taking… Read More

Trump’s Reckless Ocean Drilling Order Imperils Coastlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump administration will begin the process of allowing drilling off the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts, according to reports. The executive order will allow Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to roll back protections on drilling… 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

Lawsuit Challenges Environmental Waivers That Led to Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Suit Filed Six Years After Tragic Offshore Oil Spill Began WASHINGTON— Six years exactly after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people and unleashing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history,… Read More

WATCH: ‘Polluters Summit’ of Oil and Gas Companies Blocked in France

In the follow-up of the COP21 held in Paris last year, activists blocked the International Oil & Gas Deepwater Summit (MCE Deepwater Development Summit) held in Pau, France this week with civil disobedience and direct actions. Total, Shell, Exxon,… Read More

Earth Watch: Angela Spotts of Stop Fracking Payne County

KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth radio show makes its 2016 debut with “Earth Watch” guest Angela Spotts, co-founder of Stop Fracking Payne County in Oklahoma. Spotts digs into the connections between the recent explosion of earthquakes in Oklahoma and fracking, and what… Read More

Activists Face Off Against Largest Oil-By-Rail Terminal in North America

Environmental reporter Martha Baskin recently had her piece, “Activists in Pacific Northwest Face Off Against Largest Oil-By-Rail Terminal in North America” published by Truth-Out.org. In the article, Baskin explains that the  lifting of the crude oil export ban last month”is… Read More

What About the “Keystone XL Clone”?

DAPHNE WYSHAM, daphne@sustainable-economy.org, @daphnewysham In Portland, Oregon, Wysham is director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Center for Sustainable Economy. She said today: “The Pacific Northwest is facing the carbon equivalent of five Keystone XL pipelines in the form of coal, gas, and… Read More

BREAKING: Anti-Fracking Activists Take Direct Action at Colorado Governor’s Mansion

Dear Friends, Just now, anti-fracking activists in Denver Colorado have erected a 20 foot mock wooden oil derrick in front of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s mansion in a posh Denver neighborhood demanding an end to the practice in… Read More

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