fracking

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.”

San Diego Ends Electricity Monopoly, Aims for 100% Renewables by 2035

San Diego Ends Electricity Monopoly, Aims for 100% Renewables by 2035

September 20, 2019

San Diego has signed a Community Choice Energy agreement, creating a competitor to San Diego Gas & Electric. Owned by Sempra Energy, SDG&E has shifted toward exporting its natural gas to Mexico and overseas. 

Documentary “Blowout” Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports

Documentary “Blowout” Follows Climate Cost of Oil Boom from Fracking to Exports

September 20, 2019

The new film follows the U.S. oil supply chain, covering health, climate and environmental justice impacts. And it points to the president who was central to creating the current reality: Barack Obama.

Trump Administration Proposes Methane Regulations Rollback

Trump Administration Proposes Methane Regulations Rollback

August 30, 2019

Even major oil and gas companies favored the Obama-era regulations on the potent greenhouse gas, says EarthWorks’ Lauren Pagel

As Activists Push Democratic Climate Debate, DNC Donors Profit from Oil, Gas

As Activists Push Democratic Climate Debate, DNC Donors Profit from Oil, Gas

July 7, 2019

For Democrats, the presidential primaries will end in Milwaukee at its convention in July 2020. It will be heavily funded by fossil fuel investors, Wes Edens and Marc Lasry, who also own the Milwaukee Bucks. 

G20 Members Dole Out Coal Subsidies Despite Climate Crisis Talk

G20 Members Dole Out Coal Subsidies Despite Climate Crisis Talk

July 2, 2019

A new report documents G20 member states giving $63.9 billion in subsidies per year to King Coal, while professing the urgency of the climate crisis. The study says this may “underestimate the actual amounts of support provided,” due to lack of transparency in finance figures

Methane Emissions Down, but Still Causing Climate Change

Methane Emissions Down, but Still Causing Climate Change

June 16, 2019

A new study concludes U.S. oil and natural gas site emissions have risen in the past decade, but at lower levels than measured before. Big Oil has jumped for joy, but  methane emissions still up over 150% over pre-industrial levels

Climate Activists Protest Trump California Public Lands Fracking Plan

Climate Activists Protest Trump’s California Public Lands Fracking Plan

May 23, 2019

As the Trump Administration considers a plan to drill for oil in California’s Central Valley, environmental groups have held rallies and packed hearings. The proposal, originating under Obama, calls for fracking over 1.2 million acres close to national parks

Earth Day: How Can Climate Activists Fight Misinformation?

Earth Day: How Can Climate Activists Fight Misinformation?

April 22, 2019

Award-winning filmmaker Josh Fox talks about his new book, The Truth Has Changed, and how climate movements can—and must—fight misinformation campaigns

Push to Reverse Obscure Shipping Law Could Flood Puerto Rico with Fracked Gas

March 29, 2019

After Hurricane Maria, the oil and gas industry and allied legislators have begun push to create Puerto Rico exemption to century-old shipping law, the Jones Act