fossil fuels


3 Things You Need to Know About the Exxon Investigation

The New York attorney general's investigation into ExxonMobil may allow us to see the dirty truth behind big polluters and their PR. If…

Divestment’s Impact is More Than Just Money

The divestment campaign – a grassroots movement to get public pensions, university endowments, and other large funds to remove fossil fuels companies from…
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Hillary Clinton Drops One Shoe On Keystone XL, White House Drops Another

It's toast: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton clarified her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline this week, and the White House backed her up.
Cows graze in the shadow of a drilling rig in Rio Blanco County, Colorado.

New Fracking Report Reveals Network of Deceit: Big Green Radicals Bite Back

A new report from the so-called "Big Green Radical" organization Greenpeace reveals the fracking industry's influence on academic studies.

Fracking Chemicals Can Cause Endocrine Disruption and Illness, Says Study

Scientists have been debating the environmental impacts of fracking for years. But now there's a new study that confirms that exposure to fracking…
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California Democrats Cave In To Oil Lobby

A California Senate bill would have required a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use by 2030. Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown and…
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Market Turmoil and the Death Throes of the Fossil Fuel Era

“All businesses, like humans, fight death. And fight [the fossil fuel industry] will, with all the considerable power they have," Paul Gilding, former…

How the Extractives Industry Hurts Indigenous Women

Extractive industry projects may not be created to victimize women, but violence against women has become a major by-product of these project operations.…

The Political Balancing Game: Obama Okays Arctic Drilling

Why did President Obama give the green flag to arctic drilling in the Chukchi Sea? And what does it mean for the environment?…

Air Pollution in China is Killing More Than a Million People a Year

Air pollution levels in China have reached catastrophic proportions. According to research newly published by Berkeley Earth, air pollution kills more than 4,000…

Not So Profitable: Who Lost Over $5 Billion On Fossil Fuels?

California's largest public pension funds have lost over $5 billion on fossil fuel investments in the past fiscal year, according to a report…
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Canadian Oil Sands: Lesser of Several Evils?

If Canada wants the oil sands industry to develop and thrive, and produce the economic value and benefits we all need, then we…

Unlikely Allies: How the U.S.-Iran Deal Could Strengthen the Divestment Campaign

The U.S.-Iran deal may offer a surprising boost to the international divestment campaign, a growing social movement that seeks to persuade investors to…
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UAE to Scrap Automobile Fuel Subsidies

For years the United Arab Emirates has had the lowest automobile fuel prices in the world. Thanks to the government’s long-standing policy of…

Coming Soon: The End of Coal

Thanks to a concerted campaign by environmentalists and huge progress in renewables, coal is (finally) on the way out.