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