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At Risk

Capsized Ship Spills Oil Onto Tobago’s Secluded Beaches

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago, February 12, 2024 (ENS) – An abandoned vessel that capsized just 200 meters (656 feet) from the coast of Tobago’s new Cove Eco-Industrial Park has been leaking oil for days, and now some 10 kilometers (six miles) of the Caribbean island’s coastline is fouled with the oily mess. […]

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RSS

COP28: Oil Companies Jump On the Decarbonization Bandwagon

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 2, 2023 (ENS) – Fifty oil and natural gas producers, including Saudi Aramco, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and 28 other national oil companies, have signed an agreement to reduce their carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 and curb methane emissions to near-zero by 2030. […]

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Energy

California Sues Big Oil for Decades of Climate Deception

OAKLAND, California, September 18, 2023 (ENS) – Alleging decades-long campaigns of deception and statewide climate change-related damage in California, the State Friday filed a lawsuit against five of the world’s largest oil and gas companies: Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and BP, and the trade association the American Petroleum Institute. […]

Energy

U.S. Turns to Nuclear Power as States Phase Out Fossil Fuels

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2022 (ENS) – Two-thirds of U.S. states are considering how to safely install nuclear power to replace the coal, oil, and gas that are being phased out to prevent the worst consequences of climate change, a survey of the energy policies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia has found. […]

Gov/Politics

Climate Activists Can’t Wait, Biden Can’t Wait Either

WASHINGTON, DC, October 16, 2021 (ENS) – At least 300 people were arrested at the White House last week while demonstrating to demand that President Joe Biden declare a climate emergency and halt all new fossil fuel projects. The People vs. Fossil Fuels protesters want the leasing of public lands for fossil fuel extraction stopped, now. […]

Latest News

Anger Rises Over Oil Drilling in Endangered Elephants’ ‘Last Stronghold’

WINDHOEK, Namibia, June 23, 2021 (ENS) – The Canadian oil and gas company Reconnaissance Energy Africa, or ReconAfrica, is currently drilling for oil in Namibia, with further exploration in Botswana moving forward too. Ultimately, the company aims “to develop an area roughly the size of Belgium into an oil field.” according to activists against the exploration. […]

Air/Climate

Friends of the Earth Wins Historic Climate Verdict Against Shell

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, May 26, 2021 (ENS) – For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for causing climate change. Today, as a result of legal action brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands, together with 17,000 co-plaintiffs and six other organizations […]

Energy

Texas Oil Co Fined Millions for Fouling Wyoming Waters

CHEYENNE, Wyoming, February 15, 2021 (ENS) – A settlement has been reached between the U.S. government and the oil and gas company Fleur de Lis Energy, which has agreed to pay $1.9 million for violating the Clean Water Act in Wyoming. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with field operations in Texas and Wyoming. […]

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Land Use/Forests

Paradise Closing: Oil Drilling Begins in Okavango Delta

WINDHOEK, Namibia, February 1, 2021 (ENS) – The fate of one of Africa’s most valuable ecosystems will depend on results from wells being drilled deep into the bedrock beneath the Kalahari Desert of northern Namibia and Botswana in the hunt for a petroleum reservoir. If the search by Canadian oil and gas company ReconAfrica is successful, the region could be irrevocably transmogrified… […]

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Business

Oil and Gas Firms Take Initiative on Methane Emissions

NEW YORK, New York, December 6, 2020 (ENS) – Major players in the oil and gas industry such as Shell, BP and Total have agreed to report emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane with a new, much higher level of transparency. The goal is to enable the oil and gas industry to realize deep reductions in methane emissions over the next decade in a way that is transparent to civil society and governments. […]

Air/Climate

Trump vs Biden: Environment in the Final Debate

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, October 23, 2020 (ENS) – Republican President Donald Trump and his challenger in the November 3 election former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, faced off in their second and final debate Thursday night. They disagreed on everything – especially climate change. […]

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Gov/Politics

Trump Rude, Biden Cool in First Presidential Debate

CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 30, 2020 (ENS) – Climate change and environmental protection were two of the many flashpoints during the first 2020 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday. Biden said he would rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and declined to support the Green New Deal proposed by other Democrats. […]

Montana
Land Use/Forests

Montana Court Vacates 278 BLM Oil and Gas Leases

GREAT FALLS, Montana, May 5, 2020 (ENS) – Montana landowners, farmers, and conservation groups have won a victory in their effort to protect local groundwater and the climate. A federal judge has ruled that the Bureau of Land Management, BLM, failed to consider risks to Montana’s environment and water supply before issuing 287 oil and gas leases in the December 2017 and March 2018 lease sales. […]