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|Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for LNG Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Anthony “Tony” Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to ...
|Emails: How Obama Administration Secretly Approved Expanding Piece of Enbridge's "Keystone XL Clone"
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog DeSmogBlog has obtained dozens of emails that lend an inside view of how the U.S. State Department secretly handed Enbridge a permit to expand the capacity of its U.S.-...
|"Carbon Copy": How Big Oil and King Coal Ghost Write Letters for Public Officials, Business Groups
Cross-Posted by DeSmogBlog The Billings Gazette has revealed that coal mining company Cloudpeak Energy ghost wrote protest letters to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on behalf of allied ...
|Wisconsin Climate Change Gag Order Part of Multi-Front, Industry-Tied Attacks
On April 7, Wisconsin's Board of Commissioners of Public Lands voted 2-1 to ban those employed by the agency from doing any work pertaining to climate change or global warming while doing public ...
|BNSF Challenges Lawsuit From Engineer Who Ran For His Life From Exploding Oil "Bomb Train"
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) has responded defensively to the oil-by-rail lawsuit filed by former BNSF locomotive engineer Bryan Thompson, a case recently ...
|ALEC Climate Denial: Corporate Bill Mill Threatens Lawsuit For Saying So
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has threatened public interest group Common Cause with a lawsuit for pointing out what the public record has made clear: ALEC denies the scientific ...
|Disclosure Fail: Industry Reps Testifying for Denton, Texas Fracking Bill Left Ties Undisclosed
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A March 24 hearing prior to the passage of a controversial bill out of committee that preempts cities in Texas from regulating hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for ...
|BNSF Engineer Who Manned Exploding North Dakota "Bomb Train" Sues Former Employer
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employee who worked as a locomotive engineer on the company's oil-by-rail train that exploded in rural Casselton, North Dakota in ...
|Iowa Republican Lawmaker: Rick Perry’s Involvement With Bakken Oil Pipeline “A Bad Idea”
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog By David Goodner and Steve Horn Everyday Iowa voters are less likely to caucus for former Texas governor and potential presidential candidate Rick Perry “because of ...
|Sued by Chesapeake Energy for Stealing Trade Secrets, Aubrey McClendon Hires PR Giant Edelman
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Chesapeake Energy has sued its former CEO, Aubrey McClendon, for allegedly stealing its trade secrets in the months between his resignation and the formation of his new ...
|Facing Felony Charges, Rick Perry Joins Board of Pipeline Company Proposing Pipeline Across Iowa
Cross-Posted by DeSmogBlog Additional Reporting by David Goodner Former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry has joined the board of directors at Energy Transfer Partners, a natural gas and ...
|Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversialNationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar ...
|Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 "Bomb Train" Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A U.S. federal court has ordered a halt in proceedings until May in a case centering around oil-by-rail tankers pitting the Sierra Club and ForestEthics against the U.S.
|Heather Zichal, Former Top Obama Energy Aide, Named Fellow at Industry-Funded Atlantic Council
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Heather Zichal, former top climate and energy aide to President Barack Obama his top aide in crafting his 2008 presidential campaign energy platform, has joined the ...
|Center for Public Integrity Reveals How PR Firms Manufacture Consent for Oil, Big Business
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The Center for Public Integrity has broken new ground by publishing a months-long investigation into the public relations and influence-peddling spending conducted by ...
|Did My Piece on Coal Baron Murray v. Fracker McClendon Suit Lead To Sealing of Court Documents?
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On December 12, Magistrate Judge Mark R. Abel issued an order for the U.S.District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to place five sets of court records under ...
|Not Just Public Lands: Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog DeSmogBlog recently revealed how Big Oil’s lobbyists snuck expedited permitting for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on public lands into the National Defense ...
|Revealed: How Big Oil Got Expedited Permitting for Fracking on Public Lands Into the Defense Bill
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The U.S. Senate has voted 89-11 to approve the Defense Authorization Act of 2015, following the December 4 U.S. House of Representatives' 300-119 up-vote and now awaits ...
|Obama Signals Keystone XL "No" on Colbert Report As Enbridge "KXL Clone" He Permitted Opens
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In his December 8 “Colbert Report” appearance, President Barack Obama gave his strongest signal yet that he may reject a presidential permit authorizing the Alberta ...
|Like Canada's Harper Government, Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In recent years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come under fire for disallowing scientists working for the Canadian government to speak directly to the press.
|New Obama State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein A Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The U.S. State Department recently announced that Amos Hochstein, currently the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, will take over as the ...
|Environmental Groups File Motion to Intervene in Defense of Denton Fracking Ban
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Just days after attorneys representing Denton, Texas submitted their initial responses to two legal complaints filed against Denton — the first Texas city ever to ban ...
|First Texas City to Ban Fracking Cites "Public Nuisance" in Lawsuit Response
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Attorneys representing Denton, Texas, the first city to ban hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in state history, have issued rebuttals to the two lawsuits filed ...
|State Department Keystone XL Contractor ERM Bribed Chinese Agency to Permit Project
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Environmental Resources Management (ERM Group), the consultancy selected by TransCanada to conduct the environmental review for Keystone XL‘s northern leg on behalf ...
|"I Hate That Oil's Dropping": Why Miss. Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Outgoing Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) chairman Phil Bryant — Mississippi’s Republican Governor — started his farewell address with a college ...
|Introducing "Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat"
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog DeSmogBlog’s Steve Horn and Republic Report’s Lee Fang have co-written an in-depth report on the influence the government-industry revolving door has had on Big Oil��
|Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Follow the Oiltanking Trail
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The U.S. Senate failed to get the necessary 60 votes to approve the northern leg of TransCanada‘s KeystoneXL pipeline, but incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
|State Dept. Keystone XL North Contractor ERM Approved Project Now Melting Glaciers
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A controversial government contractor once again finds itself in hot water, or in this case, melting glacier water. TransCanada chose Environmental Resources ...
|Timothy Geithner's Warburg Pincus May Profit from Tar Sands Exports
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Several environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State and Secretary John Kerry over the permitting of a controversial border-crossing ...
|Bush Family, Inner Circle at Center of Lawsuits vs. Denton, TX Fracking Ban
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On November 4, Denton, Texas, became the first city in the state to ban the process of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) when 59 percent of voters cast ballots in ...
|Federal Reserve Policy Keeps Fracking Bubble Afloat and That May Change Soon
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In August 2005, the U.S. Congress and then-President George W. Bush blessed the oil and gas industry with a game-changer: the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Act ...
|Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Post Carbon Institute has published a report and multiple related resources calling into question the production statistics touted by promoters of hydraulic fracturing (�
|Coal CEO Robert Murray Unearths Lease from Aubrey McClendon’s New Fracking Company
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog DeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of a sample hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”)lease distributed to Ohio landowners by embattled former CEO and founder of Chesapeake ...
|Tar Sands Trade: Kuwait Buys Stake in Alberta As It Opens Own Heavy Oil Spigot
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Chevron made waves in the business world when it announced its October 6 sale of 30-percent of its holdings in the Alberta-based Duvernay Shale basin to Kuwait Foreign ...
|Labor Day News Dump: FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On the Friday before Labor Day — in the form of an age-old “Friday News Dump“ — the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) handed a permit to Enbridge, the ...
|Legal Case: White House Argues Against Considering Climate Change on Energy Projects
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Just over a month before the United Nations convenes on September 23 in New York City to discuss climate change and activists gather for a week of action, the Obama ...
|Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, ...
|State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry Ties
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other green groupsrecently revealed that pipeline giant Enbridge got U.S. State Department permission in ...
|Judge Nixes Cove Point LNG Zoning Permit as Dominion Says Will Soon Receive Federal Permit
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-Written with Caroline Selle An August 6 court decision handed down by Calvert County Circuit Court Judge James Salmon could put Dominion Resources’ timeline for ...
|Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter’s Green Billionaires Club Report
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) “green billionaire’s club” ...
|After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Just a day after the Oregon Department of State Lands shot down a proposal to export 8.8 million tons per year of coal to Asia from the Port of Morrow in Boardman, ...
|Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency
Co-Written with Justin Mikulka ; Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil ...
|Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge’s 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL “clone,” is legally cleared to ...
|Investor Call: Enbridge's Keystone XL Clone Opens in October, Rail Facility to Follow
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In a recent quarter two call for investors, Enbridge Inc executives said the company’s “Keystone XL” clone — the combination of the Flanagan South and Seaway ...
|Rail CEOs to Investors: "Bomb Trains" Safe At Almost Any Speed
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil-by-rail unit trains in Devil’s Lake, N.D. to 60 MPH from 30 ...
|Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On July 30, the Republican minority of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, headed by Sen. David Vitter, released a report titled “The Chain of ...
|Documents: Cheniere Fuels ALEC’s New Push for Fracked Gas Exports
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Today, legislative and lobbyist members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted on model legislation promoting both exports of gas obtained via ...
|Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Greenpeace USA has released a major new report on an under-discussed part of President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and his U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (
|Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Deploying the age-old “Friday news dump,” President Barack Obama’s Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air ...
|Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog DeSmogBlog is publishing the first documents ever obtained from the Wisconsin government revealing routes for oil-by-rail trains in the state carrying oil obtained via ...
|Industry Data: Oil-By-Rail in North America Moving at Record Levels
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On July 3, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) released June 2014 data showing oil-by-rail and petroleum products at-large are moving at record levels ...
|For Oil-By-Rail, a Battle Between “Right to Know” and “Need to Know”
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Since the first major oil-by-rail explosion occurred on July 6, 2013, in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, citizens in communities across the U.S. have risen up when they’ve ...
|Meme with Wings: Are Western Anti-Fracking Activists Funded by Putin's Russia?
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog At a June 19 speaking event at London’s Chatham House, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen claimed the Russian ...
|Exclusive: North Dakota Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog For the first time, DeSmogBlog has published dozens of documents obtained from the North Dakota government revealing routes and chemical composition data for oil-by-...
|Revealed: Heather Zichal Met with Cheniere Executives as Obama Energy Aide Before Board Nomination
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Heather Zichal, former deputy assistant for energy and climate change to President Barack Obama and nominee to sit on the board of directors of LNG export company ...
|Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On June 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed down a ruling that will serve as important precedent for the ongoing federal legal ...
|Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named to Board of Fracked Gas Exports Giant Cheniere
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Heather Zichal, former Obama White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, may soon walk out of the government-industry revolving door to ...
|Silent Coup: How Enbridge is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog While the debate over the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has raged on for over half a decade, pipeline giant Enbridge has quietly cloned its own Keystone XL ...
|White House Meeting Logs: Big Rail Lobbying Against "Bomb Train" Regulations It Publicly Touts
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The Obama White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has held the majority of its meetings on the proposed federal oil-by-rail safety regulations ...
|Meeting Logs: Obama Quietly Coddling Big Oil on “Bomb Trains” Regulations
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog When Richard Revesz, Dean Emeritus of New York University Law School, introduced Howard Shelanski at his only public appearance so far during his tenure as ...
|Emails: ND Ethics Law Potentially Broken on Petraeus Fracking Trip
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog DeSmogBlog has obtained emails via North Dakota’s Open Records Statute revealing facts that could be interpreted as indicating that North Dakota Treasurer Kelly ...
|Commander Behind Bin Laden Killing: FBI/DHS Wasting Time Tracking Environmentalists
Dave Cooper, Command Master Chief SEAL (Retired) for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), has authored a threat assessment concluding TransCanada‘s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline ...
|Days Before Obama Announced CO2 Rule, Exxon Awarded Gulf of Mexico Oil Leases
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On Friday May 30, just a few days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced details of its carbon rule proposal, the Obama Administration awarded ...
|ND Treasurer: Red Carpet Rollout for Gen. Petraeus Fracking Field Trip "Not Unusual"
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog North Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt has responded to DeSmogBlog’s investigation of the Bakken Shale basin fracking field trip her office facilitated for former CIA ...
|Revealed: Former Energy in Depth Spokesman John Krohn Now at EIA Promoting Fracking
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog For those familiar with U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) work, objectivity and commitment to fact based on statistics come to mind. Yet as Mark Twain ...
|Documents: Petraeus Fracking Field Trip Reveals ND Government, Oil, Private Equity Nexus
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog DeSmogBlog has obtained hundreds of documents portraying the blurred lines between North Dakota's government, the oil and gas industry and the private equity world. ...
|Southwestern Energy Executive Mark Boling Admits Fracking Link to Climate Change
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog An Executive of a major shale gas development company has conceded what scientists have been saying for years: global shale gas development has the potential to wreak ...
|“No Turning Back”: Mexico’s Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market. In December 2013, Mexico’s Congress ...
|For First Time, TransCanada Says Tar Sands Flowing to Gulf in Keystone XL South
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog TransCanada admitted for the first time that tar sands oil is now flowing through Keystone XL's southern leg, now rebranded the Gulf Coast Pipeline Project. The ...
|Gulf Stream: Williams Nixes Bluegrass Gas Export Pipeline, Announces New Export Line
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Right before the champagne bottles began popping for activists engaged in a grassroots struggle to halt the construction of Williams Companies' prospective Bluegrass ...
|Explosive Virginia Train Carried Fracked Bakken Oil, Headed to Potential Export Facility
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Platts confirmed CSX Corporation’s train that exploded in Lynchburg, Virginia was carrying sweet crude obtained viahydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in North ...
|TransCanada Charitable Fund: Keystone XL South “Good Neighbor” Charm Offensive
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog TransCanada has taken a page out of former U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s playbook and deployed a public relations “charm offensive” in Texas, home of ...
|Mayflower: 1st ExxonMobil Tar Sands Pipeline Spill, Now Deadly Tornado Destroys Arkansas Town
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On March 29, 2013, ExxonMobil‘s Pegasus tar sands pipeline ruptured inMayflower, Arkansas, sending hundreds of thousands of gallons of diluted bitumen (“dilbit”) ...
|Vice President Joe Biden Promotes U.S. as Fracking Missionary Force On Ukraine Trip
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog During his two-day visit this week to Kiev, Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden unfurled President Barack Obama’s “U.S.Crisis Support Package for Ukraine.” A key ...
|Earth Day Greenwash: API Front Group Iowa Energy Forum Sponsors Pro-Keystone XL Event
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The political carnival that is the prelude to the Iowa caucuses has started over a year and a half early. At the center of it this time around: a game of political hot ...
|Hidden History: What Nazi-Tied Roots to U.S. International Media Reveals About Ukraine Crisis
Cross-Posted from Occupy.com A new Cold War has arisen between Russia and the U.S. over the future of Ukraine. With that has come accompanying discussions about the nature of portions of the U.S.-...
|Keystone XL Review Extended, Delaying Final Decision Until After 2014 Elections
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Reuters and Politico broke a major story today that TransCanada‘s northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will not be decided on until after the 2014 mid-...
|"Russia with Love": Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A legal controversy — critics would say scandal — has erupted in Alaska’s statehouse over the future of its natural gas bounty. It’s not so much an issue of ...
|Interview: "Big Men" Director Rachel Boynton on Oil, Ghana and Capitalism
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The subtitle of the newly released documentary film Big Men is “everyone wants to be big” and to say the film covers a “big” topic is to put it mildly. ...
| ANR Pipeline: Introducing TransCanada’s Keystone XL for Fracking
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog When most environmentalists and folks who follow pipeline markets think of TransCanada, they think of the proposed northern half of its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. ...
|"Our Energy Moment": The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there’s an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propaganda campaign. As it turns out, the oil and gas ...
|BP Lake Michigan Oil Spill: Did Tar Sands Spill into the Great Lake?
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Is it conventional crude or tar sands? That is the question. And it’s one with high stakes, to boot. The BP Whiting refinery in Indiana spilled between 470 and 1228 ...
|BP Doubles Initial Size Estimate of Lake Michigan Oil Spill
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Three days after spilling crude oil into Lake Michigan, BP has doubled its spill estimate to between 470 and 1228 gallons. The leak happened at its refinery in Whiting, ...
|Dennis Blair: “We Sent Troops to Middle East…Because of Oil-Based Importance of Region”
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog At the just-completed U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing titled, “The Geopolitical Potential of theU.S. Energy Boom,” Admiral Dennis Blair— former ...
|Follow the Money: Three Energy Export Congressional Hearings, Climate Undiscussed
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In light of ongoing geopolitical tensions in Russia, Ukraine and hotly contested Crimea, three (yes, three!) U.S.Congressional Committees held hearings this week on the ...
|Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports As Energy Weapon Narrative
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In a long-awaited moment in a hotly contested zone currently occupied by the Russian military, Ukraine’s citizens living in the peninsula of Crimea voted ...
|Gen. James Jones Didn’t Disclose Industry Ties Before Testimony at KXL Hearing
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing today (March 13) on the U.S. State Department’s national interest determination for the northern half of ...
|Testimony: Record 36% of North Dakota Fracked Gas Was Flared in December
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The recent March 6 House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing titled “Benefits of and Challenges to Energy Access in the 21st Century: Fuel ...
|Pentagon Calls Climate Change Impacts “Threat Multipliers,” Could Enable Terrorism
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The U.S. Department of Defense released the 2014 version of its Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) yesterday, declaring the threat of climate change impacts a very ...
|ALEC’s Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing (“...
|Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert County, MD, signed a non-disclosure agreement ...
|Keystone XL's Northern Leg: A Fracked Oil Pipeline Along with Tar Sands
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On January 31, President Barack Obama’s U.S. State Department released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the northern leg of TransCanada‘s ...
|Super Bowl Friday Trash Dump: State Dept Releases KXL Final Environmental Review
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The State Department has released theFinal Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the proposed northern leg of the controversial and long-embattled ...
|Citing DeSmogBlog Series, “FrackNation” Screening Cancelled by MN Film Festival
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog “FrackNation,” the documentary film about hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) with close conservative movement ties, recently had its showing cancelled at Winona, ...
|State Dept's Keystone XL Contractor, ERM Group, Also OK'd Controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A DeSmogBlog investigation has revealed Environmental Resources Management Inc. (ERM Group) — the contractor performing the U.S. State Department’s environmental ...
|Days Before Casselton Oil Train Explosion, Obama Signed Bill Hastening Fracking Permits on ND Public
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On December 20, both chambers of the U.S. Congress passed a little-noticed bill to expedite permitting for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on public lands in the ...
|Exclusive: Missouri Permit Shows Exploding ND Oil Train Contained High Levels of Volatile Chemicals
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On January 2, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a major safety alert, declaring oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“...
|Warren Buffett Buys Stake in Pipeline Company on Same Day as North Dakota Oil Train Explosion
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On December 30, the same day a Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett — owner of holding ...
|Dollarocracy: U.S. Congressmen Refuse to Address Keystone XL Southern Half Spill Concerns
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog What's the U.S. congressional response to the safety issues with the 485-mile southern half of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline raised by Public Citizen's Texas office?
|Keystone XL Fork in the Road: TransCanada’s Houston Lateral Pipeline
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Only Barack Obama knows the fate of the northern half of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. But in the meantime, TransCanada is preparing the southern ...
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