Four states and D.C. sue fossil fuel companies

September 11, 2020 By Ramona du Houx The Delaware attorney general announced on September 8, 2020 that he was suing 31 fossil fuel companies, including Exxon, Chevron and BP, accusing them of deceiving the public about the role their products play in causing climate change and damaging the state’s environment. When sea level rises Delaware, being a flat coastal state, will […]

Ortiz Calls State to Divest From Fossil Fuels

July 10, 2020 Assistant Assembly Speaker Félix W. Ortiz (D-Sunset Park, Red Hook) is urgently calling on New York to divest from fossil fuels now, due to this week’s setbacks hitting the fossil fuel industry.  The lawmaker’s call comes as the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been canceled by Dominion and Duke Energy, the Dakota Access Pipeline was ordered to shut down in August and a decision to uphold a freeze on the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline was handed down this week. “Currently, companies involved in the fossil fuel industry are at an even greater risk of losing value,” said Ortiz. “In combination with the negative impact fossil fuels have on the environment and climate, it’s time for New York […]

Fire season in the west = climate change up close

September 9, 2020 “Never have I felt more of a sense of obligation and a sense of purpose to maintain California’s leadership not only nationally but internationally to face climate change head on,” said Gov. Newsom,” in a New York Times article. However his words belie his actions. New oil and gas production drilling permit approvals went up 190 percent in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year, according to a Consumer Watchdog and FracTracker Alliance report provided to POLITICO. And 48 new fracking permits have been issued since April. But Newsom is right about one thing – the fires raging in his state and other western states are the product of fossil fuels, as they […]

Senate Democrats recommend trillions in climate investments

From E&E News – Aug 25, 2020 Senate Democrats today issued a 260-page climate report recommending trillions of dollars in investments and a wide-ranging federal effort to slash greenhouse gas emissions, a preview of the party’s priorities if it’s able to claw back control of government in November. To reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the report says, the country will need a […]

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