Despite Record US Oil Production, Peak Oil Still The Reality

By Richard Heinberg, -

My message: as went the U.S., so would go the world at some point in the fairly near future. Peak oil—the inevitable moment when global oil supplies started drying up—would be a watershed for [...]

Far More Methane Leaking At Oil, Gas Sites In Pennsylvania Than Reported

By Neela Banerjee, -

Leaks of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from oil and gas sites in Pennsylvania could be five times greater than industry reports to state regulators, according to a new analysis by the [...]

First U.S. City To Ban Fossil Fuel Expansion Offers Roadmap For Others

By Kevon Paynter, -

On a clear July morning three years ago, dozens of environmental activists pushed their kayaks into the Willamette River in Portland while others rappelled 400 feet from the top of St. Johns [...]

Environmentalists Buoyed By Bench Ruling On Crude Oil Pipeline

By Sabrina Canfield, -

BATON ROUGE (CN) — Ruling from the bench late Thursday, a federal judge said that a crude oil pipeline under construction through Atchafalaya Basin, North America’s largest swamp, already has [...]

Oil Investors Call For Human Rights Risk Report After Standing Rock

By David Hasemeyer, -

The clash between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and backers of the Dakota Access pipeline unfolded in news clips of violence, intolerance and humiliation. Demonstrators against the pipeline were [...]

Africa – Where The Next US Oil Wars Will Be

By Bruce A. Dixon, -

The Pentagon does not admit that a ring of permanent US military bases is operating or under construction throughout Africa.  But nobody doubts the American military buildup on the African [...]

Largest Oil-by-Rail Terminal In U.S. Defeated By Tribal And Environmental Coalition

By Staff, -

Olympia, WA – On November 28th, the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council dealt a major blow to a proposed massive oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia river along the [...]

Oil Giants See Future In Offshore Wind Power.

By Lindsey Gilpin, -

Transporting an offshore wind array from the factory floor to the ocean floor is no easy feat. Giant, specialized marine vessels must carry the blades and turbines—which sit atop rigs hundreds of [...]

New York City Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change

By Nicholas Kusnetz, -

New York City is suing five of the largest oil companies over the billions of dollars it spends protecting the city from the effects of climate change, and it plans to divest its pension funds' [...]

Water Is Life

By Alexander Zaitchik, -

THE SKIFFS ARRIVED a few hours after sundown on September 18, a dark and moonless night in the Peruvian Amazon. They landed at several points along the broad Corrientes River, which flows south [...]

US Bank Declares End To Oil And Gas Pipeline Loans

By Sharon Kelly, -

For months, the bank had been under fire for financing the Dakota Access pipeline by providing over a quarter billion dollars worth of funding to its builder, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). [...]

VA State Water Control Board Delays Atlantic Coast Pipeline

By Lorne Stockman, -

“After a complete failure last week in approving the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s certificate, Virginia’s State Water Control Board (SWCB) has delayed certification of the permit for the Atlantic [...]

Coastal Town Banned Tar Sands And Sparked War With Oil Industry

By Sabrina Shankman, -

By Sabrina Shankman for Inside Climate Change - Hundreds of miles from the nearest oil field or fracking well, the answer to this question is playing out here, as a longrunning David-and-Goliath [...]

Deadly Lac-Mégantic Oil Train Disaster Was Avoidable Corporate Crime

By Justin Mikulka, -

By Justin Mikulka for Desmog - Damning new testimony from an engineer of the locomotive involved in the deadly 2013 oil train disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Canada, reveals several ways corporate [...]

New Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Isn’t Worth The Risks, Minnesota Officials Say

By Phil Mckenna, -

By Phil Mckenna for Inside Climate News - The Minnesota Department of Commerce recommended this week that a major tar sands oil pipeline should not be expanded and that the old, existing line [...]