Trump’s Golden Era Of Energy Is Turning To Lead

By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog. -

It was just over a year ago that President Trump announced, “The golden era of American energy is now underway,” saying that his policies focused on exploiting oil, gas, and coal were “unleashing [...]

Three Percenters Militia Working In Bakken Oil Patch Raises Concerns Of Domestic Terrorism Risk

By Justin Nobel, DeSmog Blog. -

The Three Percenters, a loosely organized group of far-right militants, appear to have established a significant presence in North Dakota’s Bakken oilfield, one of the most productive oilfields [...]

Appeals Court Rules Bayou Bridge Pipeline Company ‘Trampled’ Landowners’ Rights

By the Center for Constitutional Rights. -

July 16, 2020, Lake Charles, LA – Today, the Third Circuit Court of Appeal for the State of Louisiana ruled that the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Company (BBP) violated the due process rights of [...]

Government Gave Big Oil The Power to Prosecute Its Biggest Critic

By Walker Bragman and David Sirota, The American Prospect. -

In recent years, the American government has given the fossil fuel industry hundreds of billions of dollars of subsidies and opened up wide swaths of public land for drilling. Now, as the climate [...]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Win Was A Hard-Earned Victory

By Lorne Stockman, Oil Change International. -

Sunday’s announcement of the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was remarkable for so many reasons. Not least that the two companies, Dominion and Duke, are the most powerful [...]

DAPL Shutdown? ‘We Have Not Yet Taken Any Steps’

By Kolby KickingWoman,  Indian Country Today -

The owner of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is accepting shipments for next month despite a judge’s ruling ordering it to shut down and remove all oil by Aug. 5, according to media reports. In a [...]

Historic Climate Liability Case In Colorado Against Exxon And Suncor

By Earth Rights International. -

Washington, D.C.–Today, the United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit ruled that a case launched by Boulder County, San Miguel County, and the City of Boulder will proceed in state, rather [...]

Why The United States Is Criminally Attacking Venezuela’s Gasoline Supply

By La Iguana, Orinoco Tribune. -

According to a report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture, the US government is attacking the gasoline supply to Venezuelan aiming at its agricultural sector and so attacking [...]

Federal Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Shut Down

By Amy R. Sisk, The Bismark Tribune. -

The Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down and emptied of oil within 30 days while a lengthy environmental review of the project is conducted, a federal judge ruled Monday. The move was [...]

The Struggle To Protect The Sacred Place Where Life Begins

By Nick Engelfried, Waging Nonviolence. -

As the Trump administration neared the end of its first year in office in 2017, it seemed environmental activists had lost one of the most hard-fought battles in the movement’s history. Thanks to [...]

Court Strikes Down 440 Oil And Gas Leases Across The West

By Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill. -

A federal court in Montana invalidated 440 oil and gas leases sold across the West, ruling Friday the Trump administration did not properly follow a plan to protect sage grouse habitat.  U.S. [...]

A Russian Firewall For Venezuela Against US Sanctions

By M. K. Bhadrakumar, India Punchline. -

An unnamed company owned entirely by the Kremlin will be buying the Rosneft subsidiary and its oil services and trading operations in Venezuela. The deal between Rosneft (headed by Igor Sechin) [...]

Iran Vows ‘Decisive Response’ To US Threats

By Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis. -

Tehran has issued a formal warning to Washington over threats to five of its tankers currently en route to Venezuela. On Sunday, Iran’s foreign minister summoned the Swiss ambassador [...]

While Pushing Big Oil Bailouts, Trump Slaps Wind And Solar With $50 Million In Old Rent Bills

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

While giving fossil fuel companies access to relief funds ostensibly meant for small businesses struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Monday slapped solar and [...]

Open Letter In Support Of Environmental Lawyer Steven Donziger

By the National Lawyers Guild International. -

New York - Over 75 organizations, including international legal organizations and major human rights networks, signed on to an open letter released today in support of environmental lawyer Steven [...]