Environment

Climate Crisis: Coal Storage Ban Suit, Bans on Gas Bans, Shale Bailout

March 14, 2020

In this climate news roundup, we examine King Coal’s lawsuit, an industry push to ban natural gas bans, a possible fracking bailout and provide an update on the Senate energy bill.

Biden’s Climate Plan Sparks Protests

March 11, 2020

Activists say adopting clean energy and phasing out on fossil fuels by 2020 is too little, too late.

Climate Crisis: Uber Emissions, Super Polluters, Bipartisan Energy Bill Gets Industry Nod

March 6, 2020

In TRNN’s first climate news roundup, we tackle Uber and Lyft emissions, super polluters’ impact on air quality for people of color, a Senate bill pushed by the fossil fuel industry, and how climate change worsened Australia’s bushfires.

Obama Laid the Foundation for Trump’s Attack on Bedrock Environmental Law

March 6, 2020

The Trump administration doesn’t want to consider climate impact when issuing infrastructure permits, but this isn’t a new attack on the environment—it builds on Obama’s legacy of expediting permits for pipelines and fossil fuel infrastructure.

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.

EU Gives 32 Gas Permits as Study Says Methane Undercounted by 40%

February 26, 2020

In what will be a huge boon for US fracking, 32 different natural gas projects on the Projects of Common Interest list have been greenlit by the European Commission. Congress gave $1 billion to projects on the list last December.

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.

Surviving the Onslaught of Fracking in Argentina

February 26, 2020

The Argentine government is trying to dig out of an economic crisis, and views fracking as one of its key solutions. But for people living in the industry’s shadow, including indigenous Mapuche communities, the costs are steep.

NATO’s Arctic War Exercise Unites Climate Change and WWIII

February 24, 2020

NATO will hold war games in Norway’s Arctic Circle in March, where it will be supporting climate change-induced resource extraction and increasing the military tension with Russia.

Trump’s New Rule Favors Pollution Over US Waterways

February 20, 2020

Trump’s years of dogged attacks on the Clean Water Rule have finally succeeded, and big ag and fossil fuel industries are rejoicing.