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The Green New Deal Must Take on the Fossil Fuel Industry

The Green New Deal Must Take on the Fossil Fuel Industry

February 7, 2019

Greenpeace’s Janet Redman says the Green New Deal proposal from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey is a step towards unprecedented climate action, but that it must mandate a phase-out of oil, gas, and coal

Brazil Dam Collapse: Consequences Will Be More Devastating Under Bolsonaro

Brazil Dam Collapse: Consequences Will Be More Devastating Under Bolsonaro

January 30, 2019

Existing mining and environmental regulations, if they had been implemented, could have prevented this disaster, which caused at least 84 dead and 256 missing. We discuss the Vale dam collapse in Brazil with Greenpeace organizer Fabiana Alves

Are the UN Climate Talks Enough?

UN Climate Talks “Compromise” Our Future

December 14, 2018

As COP24 comes to a close, Greenpeace’s Cassady Craighill says advocates are pushing world leaders to do more than Paris Climate Accord demands—and to listen to frontline communities

Global Carbon Emissions Set to Hit Record High in 2018

Global Carbon Emissions Set to Hit Record High in 2018

December 7, 2018

From COP24 in Poland, Greenpeace USA’s Naomi Ages says that carbon emissions are set to rise by 2.7% in 2018 due to more coal use in Asia, and that to combat this trend nations need to do more than what they agreed to in the 2015 Paris Accord

How Well Does Fossil Fuel Divestment Combat Climate Change?

How Well Does Fossil Fuel Divestment Combat Climate Change?

October 1, 2018

As the fossil fuel divestment movement grows around the world, a new study suggests its economic impact might be overstated. Leaders in the environmental movement respond to PERI economist Robert Pollin

Mike Pompeo: A Koch Brothers Ally Just Became a Global Threat

March 26, 2018

If the Senate confirms longtime climate denier Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, it would put a Koch Brothers proxy in one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. government. Pompeo’s “history of business subservience” doesn’t bode well for climate policy, says Greenpeace researcher Connor Gibson

Canadian Logger Intensifies Persecution of Greenpeace and Stand.Earth

March 2, 2018

“They have nothing to go on,” says Todd Paglia, executive director of Stand.Earth, one of the defendants in the case filed by Resolute Forest Products, who had previously filed a case that was dismissed under anti-SLAPP legislation

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.’

California Judge Delivers ‘Knockout Punch’ to RICO Case Against Greens

October 18, 2017

A California judge dismissed the charges from logging giant Resolute and awarded Greenpeace and other defendants their attorneys’ fees. ‘It could not have gone any better,’ says Todd Paglia, executive director of Stand.earth and a defendant in the case

In Historic Step, Banking Giant Cuts Ties With Tar Sands

October 12, 2017

Greenpeace’s Keith Stewart discusses the huge step by BNP Paribas to move away from tar sands and divest from ‘the dirtiest project on the planet’