Oil and Gas Industry’s 2017 Suing Spree Could Set Speech-Chilling Precedents

By Sharon Kelly Originally published by DeSmogBlog   In 2017, while the Trump administration absorbed media attention with its cries of “fake news,” the oil and gas industry was busy launching private legal actions across the U.S., attacking critics… Read More

Leaked Audio: Pipeline Exec Says Project Will Be ‘Pouring Oil Through This Thing in Spring’

By Steve Horn Originally Published at DeSmogBlog   Shaun King, a writer for the New York Daily News, has uploaded what appears to be a recorded audio file of Energy Transfer Partners’ Chief Operating Officer saying that “election night changed everything”… Read More

Earth Overshoot Day: We’ve used up Nature’s Resource Budget for the Year Earlier than Ever Before

Originally Published on DeSmogBlog:   By Will Yeates As you read this, humankind has used up nature’s budget for the year. Today, 8 August, is Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the point our annual demand on nature’s resources exceeds… Read More

Broken Records Define The Climate Crisis

Originally published on DeSmogBlog   By David Suzuki We’re living in a time of records. More renewable energy came on stream in 2015 than ever — 147 gigawatts, equal to Africa’s entire generating capacity — and investment in… Read More

How IOGCC Spawned the Lawsuit That Just Overturned BLM Fracking Regulations on Public Lands

Originally published at DeSmogBlog. By Steve Horn In a ruling on the Obama Administration’s proposed regulations of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on U.S. public lands, U.S.District Court for the District of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl — a President Obama appointee — struck down the rules as an illegal violation… Read More

Earth Watch: Steve Horn on Obama Pushing Pipeline Permits Forward

KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth radio show host Margaret Prescod interviewed journalist Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog for this week’s  “Earth Watch” segment. Horn discussed his recent piece,  During Paris Climate Summit, Obama Signed Exxon-, Koch-Backed Bill Expediting Pipeline Permits…. Read More