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The Exxon Plant Near My House Caught Fire

Exxon PlantThe Exxon plant here in Baton Rouge has caught fire this — and even though officials say there wasn’t an explosion, several witnesses reported hearing one. I also heard one and I live just 5 miles away

White House proposes no penalty for 'incidental' killing of migratory birds

North America is experiencing a “massive reduction in the abundance of birds,” warned a major study last year, part of an even broader mass extinction unfolding around the world. In the U.S. and Canada alone, the overall avian population has…

Oil companies are investing billions in new plastic plants to double output in next 20 years

Living on an island makes you more aware that ocean pollution affects you — you’re surrounded by it. So it’s no surprise that the island where I live banned plastic bags back in 2012 due to growing concerns about plastic…

Climate change legislation, media coverage drives oil companies’ ad spending, study finds

(Brown University) An analysis led by an Institute at Brown for Environment and Society visiting professor found that oil companies ramp up advertising campaigns when they face negative media coverage or new regulations.

New York Loses Its Climate-Crusading Suit Against ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil won a first-of-its-kind climate change fraud trial on Tuesday as a judge rejected the state of New York’s claim that the oil and gas giant misled investors in accounting for the financial risks of global warming. New York Supreme…

The breach of the Paris Agreement

By Andrew GliksonEarth and climate scientistAustralian National University Since its inception the Paris Agreement has been in question due to, among other: its broad definition, specifically holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial…

Why Big Business Loves Global Warming – Capital Research Center

If you listen to liberals at the New York Times, you might think that climate change is a rapidly growing issue captivating Republicans. In 2017, the Times editorial board gushed that the Climate Leadership Council (CLC)—a supposedly conservative group pushing…

Sen. Warren’s Plan To Toss Out The First Amendment To Kill Oil And Gas

Throughout her campaign, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has made dismantling the oil and natural gas sector a hallmark of her policy agenda. She’s a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal and has said that she’ll immediately ban fracking if…

Why quitting the Paris climate deal is a bad idea

The Trump administration has officially notified the United Nations that it will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, a landmark international climate change deal reached in 2015. The move is slated to take effect on Nov. 4, 2020. This…

Study: Here’s What Oil Giants Need to Do to Avoid Climate Catastrophe

The world’s largest oil and gas companies need to slash their production by more than a third by 2040 to meet global climate targets, according to a new report. The seven listed oil majors — including ExxonMobil, BP, and Shell…