fracking

As Oil Price Plummets, Call to Nationalize Industry Rises

May 9, 2020

The price of oil dropped below zero, prompting new subsidies from the Federal Reserve. Progressive voices in the U.S. and Canada have a different idea: nationalization as a way to wind down the sector, tackle the climate crisis and create a just economic transition.

How Can Oil Be Worth Less Than Zero?

April 29, 2020

Dan Dicker traded oil futures for 25 years on the NYSE. He explains how COVID-19 created a perfect storm for oil markets, and why it still doesn’t make green energy inevitable.

Study: Methane Emissions from Fossil Fuels Vastly Underestimated

February 28, 2020

A new Rochester University study raises new grave questions about fossil fuel production and climate change. The author of the first major study on methane and fracking, Cornell University’s Bob Howarth, explains its implications.

Argentina’s Fracking Boom Is Creating Climate Justice Concerns

February 26, 2020

Big Oil hopes Argentina’s shale oil and gas boom can rival the United States’. Backed by US dollar diplomacy, the boom has come at the cost of climate change, ecological damage, and encroachment on indigenous land.

In Iowa, Candidates Slam DAPL as Documents Show Expansion Tied to Exports

February 3, 2020

Ed Fallon, a long time progressive political activist in Iowa and founder of the grassroots organization Bold Iowa, has dogged presidential candidates before the state’s first in the nation primary caucuses for more than two decades. A member of the Iowa legislature from 1993-2006, Fallon has worked on issues such as opposing war, sustainable agriculture,…

Year in Climate Crisis: Fossil Fuels Expansion, Scary Science and Global Activism

December 26, 2019

The Real News Network’s Steve Horn and Dimitri Lascaris talk about the 2019’s biggest climate stories.

After Democrats Push Bill to Send Fracked Gas to EU, Trump Includes in Budget

December 26, 2019

The European Energy Security and Diversification Act, legislation offering $1B to promote sending U.S. fracked gas to EU countries, was inserted into the federal budget bill signed into law by President Donald Trump. Democrats invoked “Russiagate” in their PR push for the bill.

As Resistance Halts Pipelines, LNG and Tar Sands Move via Rail

December 3, 2019

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to move fracked gas by rail at the behest of a company owned by Milwaukee Bucks billionaire owner Wes Edens, a major donor to the DNC. As tar sands pipelines are halted, more carbon-intensive crude moves along the tracks.

Big Rail Spends More on Denying Climate Change than Big Oil

December 2, 2019

A new study concludes that rail is the industry that’s injected the most money into climate change denial propaganda efforts in the last 25 years.    

GOP Lobbyists Behind Gas Industry ‘Empowerment Alliance’ Oppose Green New Deal

October 7, 2019

The group’s spokesman is the former press secretary for U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and the 2004 Bush campaign. It does not disclose its funders over concerns of “eco-terrorists.”