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Delinquent $13.8 Billion Pipeline Company Receives Minor Fine For Major Oil Spill

March 31, 2018

In the last 12 years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, who manage one of the largest petroleum pipeline networks in the U.S., has had 61 incidents, 12 of which have been in Indiana, including recent spill of 42,000 gallons of diesel. In the same week they had to pay fine of $300 thousand for spill last year…

Aggressive Police Tactics Escalate Against TransMountain Pipeline Protests in Canada

March 23, 2018

Indigenous environmental activist, Clayton Thomas-Muller of 350.org, says not only did arrests take place outside exclusion zone but police are escalating their aggression against non-violent land and water defenders with aim of criminalizing peaceful dissent

Trump’s Budget and Infrastructure Plans Threaten Environment

February 14, 2018

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune says that both proposals will create more pollution and exacerbate climate change, serving fossil fuel donors’ interests at the expense of the environment

Confronting Trudeau on Climate Lies and Kinder Morgan Pipeline

February 13, 2018

TRNN speaks with Clayton Thomas-Muller, an indigenous and environmental activist who challenged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pro-pipeline rhetoric during the PM’s cross-country town hall tour

Is the Oil Industry Canada’s ‘Deep State’?

February 11, 2018

Justin Trudeau and Canada’s political elite are fighting for the Tar Sands and oil industry’s interests, even if it means that Canada misses its climate targets. We speak to Kevin Taft, ex-Liberal Party politician and author of ‘Oil’s Deep State.’

Trudeau Government Ignores Scandal of Toxic ‘Tailings Ponds’

January 30, 2018

Tailings pond remediation expert Regan Boychuk says industry giants have been given 70 years to clean up contamination that scientists say is currently damaging the environment and causing soaring cancer rates in indigenous communities downstream

Climate SOTU: Activists Urge Politicians to Reject Money from Dirty Energy

January 30, 2018

It’s time to “break the hold of fossil fuel executives on politics, and actually elect a new generation of leaders to office who are going to protect the health and well-being of all people, not just a wealthy few,” says Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise movement

Did Trump Screw Over Booming U.S. Solar Industry?

January 29, 2018

Trump’s 30% tariffs on solar panels will cost 23,000 jobs and curtail growth in industry, says Dan Whitten of the Solar Energy Industries Association