China and India are dumping coal. Nobody wants coal but Trump.

Published on May 17th, 2017 | by

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The changing face of coal use in both China and India is likely to reduce the projected global carbon emissions growth by approximately two to three billion tonnes by 2030 compared to forecasts made a year ago, according to a new briefing by the Climate Action Tracker. By Joshua S Hill  In a new Climate […] read more

Texas rhino rancher wins landmark pollution case against natural gas co.

Published on May 17th, 2017 | by

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In the state of Texas the powerful Railroad Commission holds sway over oil and natural gas pollution cases, but it looks like that solid edifice is beginning to crumble. Texas rancher James McAllen took his pollution case all the way to the Texas Supreme Court and the decision is that he has the right to […] read more

China is eating our lunch on renewable energy. So is India.

Published on May 16th, 2017 | by

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Last year, in its annual evaluation of the 40 most attractive national markets for investments in renewable energy, the accounting and professional services firm of Ernst & Young assessed the United States as No. 1. But this year the U.S. slipped to No. 3 with China placing first, and India second. The reason: that climate science denier squatting in the White House. […] read more

Divest! US Bank agrees to dump pipeline financing!

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One of America’s leading banks, U.S. Bank, announced in April that it would formally exclude all gas and oil pipelines from its project financing. In a revision to the company’s Environmental Responsibility Policy, U.S. Bank stated that it no longer “provide project financing for the construction of oil or natural gas pipelines.” Further, U.S. Bank explained that […] read more

How the GOP learned to stop worrying and love Trump

Published on May 16th, 2017 | by

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Remember the #NeverTrump campaign? A lot of people within the Republican Party opposed Trump during the primaries, and even well into the general election. Former Republican presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush reportedly did not even vote for Trump. I’m sure many other prominent Republicans didn’t either. Seasoned politicians who know how government and politics work […] read more

As ship of state lurches, Trump may re-arrange deck chairs

Published on May 13th, 2017 | by

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By Meteor Blades Chris Dann at New York Magazine’s “Daily Intelligencer” reports: President Trump, frustrated and increasingly isolated, is considering a shakeup of his communications staff following the spectacular fallout over his stunning decision to abruptly fire FBI director James Comey on Tuesday. For their part, White House staff members don’t seem very happy, either. […] read more

A small victory – public beats fracking industry at Seneca Lake

Published on May 12th, 2017 | by

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By Meteor Blades Seven years ago, Arlington Storage Company began plans to expand an underground operation to store natural gas from fracking  in abandoned salt mines Seneca Lake, a small town in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. In 2014 the project to store natural gas pried from underground rock in Pennsylvania by hydraulic fracturing gained […] read more

DIVEST! Protests want Chase Bank OUT of tar sands financing

Published on May 11th, 2017 | by

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By Meteor Blades On Monday, 26 activists were arrested in Seattle when they occupied 13 branches of JPMorgan Chase bank. Their complaint? They want Chase to stop lending money to TransCanada, the builder of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Although President Barack Obama nixed the northern leg of the pipeline before he left office, […] read more

US officials explain to Indians why we have to take back their land. Again.

Published on May 9th, 2017 | by

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By Meteor Blades “Rising from the center of the southeastern Utah landscape and visible from every direction are twin buttes so distinctive that in each of the native languages of the region their name is the same: Hoon’Naqvut, Shash Jáa, Kwiyagatu Nukavachi, Ansh An Lashokdiwe, or ‘Bears Ears.’ For hundreds of generations, native peoples lived in the […] read more

900 miles of Great Barrier Reef is DYING

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The Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching event that’s been occurring since the start of summer in the Southern Hemisphere has now spread to cover more than 900 miles of reef. By  James Ayre  As we reported previously, this is the second year in a row that the Great Barrier Reef has experienced an extreme coral […] read more

Will Trump dump the Paris Climate agreement?

Published on April 15th, 2017 | by

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The rightwingers who were thrilled by Trump’s election are now complaining that the Trump regime may abandon one of the pr*sident’s key campaign pledges for his first 100 days – withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. By Meteor Blades A distinguished visiting fellow and a research associate at the Heritage Foundation wrote an Op-Ed last month, arguing […] read more

Got a tech idea to save the planet? Apply to the Cleantech Open Accelerator

Published on April 15th, 2017 | by

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If you have an impactful idea that could help solve some of the greatest global challenges of the present and the future, Cleantech Open invites you to join the largest and longest-standing cleantech accelerator in the world. CTO is now taking applications for its 2017 accelerator. By Andrea Bertoli  The CTO accelerator program provides participants with training, […] read more

Will Trump admin back Jerry Brown’s water-stealing Delta Tunnels?

Published on April 14th, 2017 | by

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After meeting with California Governor Jerry Brown on April 13,  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said he “appreciated the positive and productive conversation” with Brown about “public lands, water infrastructure and projects throughout California” that are managed by the Department of Interior. By Dan Bacher One of the topics they talked about was Governor Brown’s controversial plan to […] read more

Jobs vs. environment? Trump’s EPA chief gets it backward

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The Environmental Protection Agency-hating chief of the EPA was on Fox & Friends Thursday morning spouting what has become his standard line of nonsense about President Obama’s stance on jobs and the environment. By Meteor Blades Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma attorney general sued the EPA more than a dozen times, said on Fox what he’s been saying […] read more

California Democrats drop F-bomb on Trump’s environmental mess

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By Dan Bacher California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton today issued a statement expressing how he feels about the Trump administration’s environmental protection rollbacks: “Since he failed in his efforts to screw millions out of their health care, Donald Trump has switched his attention to fucking up our environment and the air we breath.” I’ve […] read more