Steve Horn

Petroleum Executives Visit Trump, Increasing Offshore Oil Drilling

March 19, 2018

The American Petroleum Industry (API) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) held meetings at the Trump Hotel in DC. At the same time, these associations are also lobbying the Trump administration for an expansion of offshore oil exploration

A New ‘Cancer Alley’ for Appalachia

February 19, 2018

The Trump administration, the Chinese government, and major petrochemical companies are moving forward with a new multibillion-dollar petrochemical hub in Appalachia. The project raises health and environmental concerns, and suffers from serious conflict of interest problems, journalist Steve Horn reports

Congress and Oil Industry Collude to Charge Anti-Pipeline Activists With Terrorism

November 14, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute has crafted a letter, signed by 84 members of Congress, suggesting that anti-pipeline activists should be charged with domestic terrorism. DeSmog Blog’s Steve Horn says it’s just one of many instances of a government-industry alliance against green activists

Trump Picks Infamous Climate Change Denier for Top Environmental Job

October 30, 2017

Investigative Journalist Steve Horn discusses President Trump’s pick to head up the powerful White House Council: former Texas Commissioner on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, who has links to ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers, and Big Coal

Trump Expands Oil Drilling But Obama Paved the Way

October 29, 2017

Investigative Journalist Steve Horn, of DeSmogBlog, discusses how a new hire at Interior Department, Todd Wynn, is right from the ranks of pro-fossil fuel, climate change denying, lobby group ALEC, which is funded by the oil billionaire Koch Brothers

Trump’s Corporate-Funded Climate Study Gets It Wrong

June 13, 2017

Trump claims that U.S. compliance with the Paris Agreement would cost “a vast fortune” and eliminate millions of American jobs-but his data is skewed, says Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog

Trump’s Proposed Sale of Petroleum Reserves Will Benefit Oil Companies

June 11, 2017

Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says that oil companies are pushing for a sell-off or privatization of the strategic petroleum reserves, from which they would benefit

Dakota Access Plipeline Protests

March 14, 2017
DeSmogBlog’s Steve Horn says the steel used in the construction of the pipelines will be produced in the US or Canada, but nonetheless will be owned by foreign multinationals

The Life and Death of “Green” Fracking Titan Aubrey McClendon

March 11, 2016

DeSmogBlog’s Steve Horn profiles energy executive and billionaire Aubrey McClendon, who died in an Oklahoma car crash a day after the D.O.J. indicted him for alleged antitrust violations

Bernie Vs. Hillary: Who Will Stop the Fracking?

March 10, 2016

DeSmogblog.org’s Steve Horn says Hillary has received over $4.5 million in campaign funds from the fossil fuel industry and that stops her from pulling the plug on fracking