Fossil Fuel Industry Pollutes Black And Brown Communities

By Gin Armstrong and Derek Seidman, Eyes on the Ties. -

Many of the most powerful oil and gas companies, private utilities, and financial institutions that drive environmental injustice are also backers of the same police departments – through their [...]

Deep Sea Mining Threatens More Than The Seafloor

By Climate and Capitalism. -

Interest in deep-sea mining for copper, cobalt, zinc, manganese, and other valuable metals has grown substantially in the last decade and mining activities are anticipated to begin soon. Deep-sea [...]

Exposed: States Relying On ‘House Of Cards’ To Pay For Coal Mine Cleanup

By Mark Olalde, Desmog Blog. -

For more than a century-and-a-half, the forests, streams, and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains have been scraped and gashed to unearth their heart of rich black coal. These lumps of [...]

Steven Donziger Challenged A Corporate Polluter And Won, Now They’re Trying To Ruin Him

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Texaco was the first oil company to drill in the Amazon. To maximize profits, and because they thought they could get away with it, they did not take any steps to protect local communities or the [...]

Tree Deaths Linked To Leaks From Natural Gas Pipelines

By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News. -

Natural gas leaks from underground pipelines are killing trees in densely populated urban environments, a new study suggests, adding to concerns over such leaks fueling climate change and [...]

Stop Reversals Of The Long-term Benefits Of The First Earth Day April 22, 1970

By Ralph Nader. -

Earth Day, April 22, 1970, was the most consequential demonstration of civic energy in modern American history. Engaging nearly 20 million Americans participating in about 13,000 local events, [...]

EPA Is Unleashing Pollution That Makes Us Vulnerable To COVID-19

By Sharon Zhang, Truthout. -

Past exposure to air pollution increases the risk that an individual will suffer critical illness after contracting COVID-19, according to a report released on April 8 by researchers at [...]

Oil Industry Exploits Pandemic As Excuse To Dodge Federal Regulations, Fees

By Erik Molvar, Counterpunch. -

In an act of appalling hubris, the oil and gas industry is asking the federal government to loosen enforcement of federal regulations on public lands in response to the coronavirus pandemic. [...]

Air & Water Pollution Cause More Deaths Than War, Tobacco, Drugs Or Alcohol

By Michelle Chen, Progressive.org -

Pollution—whether it comes from a car’s tailpipe, a coal-fired power plant, or a toxic waste dump—claimed more than eight million lives around the world in 2017, fully 15 percent of all deaths. [...]

As Fracking Companies Face Bankruptcy, US Regulators Enable Firms To Duck Cleanup Costs

By Justin Mikulka, DeSmogBlog. -

In over their heads with debt, U.S. shale oil and gas firms are now moving from a boom in fracking to a boom in bankruptcies. This trend of failing finances has the potential for the U.S. public, [...]

Firm Knew About Lead In Flint’s Water But Didn’t Warn Public, Emails Show

By Emily Holden, Ron Fonger and Jessica Glenza, Mlive.com -

FLINT, MI -- Executives at Veolia knew that families in Flint might be at risk of being poisoned by lead in their tap water months before the city publicly admitted the problem in 2015, according [...]

Natural Gas Rush Drives A Global Rise In Fossil Fuel Emissions

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

A surge in natural gas has helped drive down coal burning across the United States and Europe, but it isn't displacing other fossil fuels on a global scale. Instead, booming gas use is fueling [...]

Under Cap & Trade California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increase

By Lisa Song, Propublica.org -

Gov. Jerry Brown took the podium at a July 2017 press conference to lingering applause after a steady stream of politicians praised him for helping to extend California’s signature climate policy [...]

Now Retired, Top U.S. Environmental Scientist Feels Free To Speak Her Mind

By Warren Cornwall, Sciencemag.org -

As director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Durham, North Carolina, toxicologist Linda Birnbaum had to navigate numerous controversies about pollution and [...]

Our Tax System Rewards Polluters

By Charlie Simmons, Otherwords.org -

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who sparked student protests across the globe, had this to tell the UN General Assembly in New York: “People are suffering. People are [...]