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  • Exposed: Lawson’s Climate Denial Donors’ Links to Tobacco and Oil Backed Think Tank

    2 September 2014, 9:47 am by: Brendan Montague

    Launch of new Global Warming Policy Forum mired by new revelations linking former chancellor to oil and tobacco-funded climate denial think tank…
  • Labor Day News Dump: FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility

    1 September 2014, 4:46 pm by: Steve Horn

    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 tar sands-carrying corporate pipeline giant, to open a tar sands-by-rail facility in…
  • DeSmog UK Launches To Combat Climate Denial in Europe Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

    1 September 2014, 12:53 am by: Brendan DeMelle

    A welcome message from DeSmogBlog executive director Brendan DeMelle.…
  • Nine Years After Katrina, Coastal Restoration Plans Remain Distant Dream for New Orleans

    31 August 2014, 4:37 pm by: Julie Dermansky

    The scars of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans that remain nine years later are a reminder of the city’s vulnerability to rising tides and storm surges. Both Katrina and Rita, a hurricane that followed just weeks later, washed away miles of coastal…
  • Is California’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan Really About Conservation?

    31 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Mike G

    To understand what California Governor Jerry Brown’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan is all about, you have to understand a bit of history.…
  • Legal Case: White House Argues Against Considering Climate Change on Energy Projects

    31 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Steve Horn

    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 White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) argued it does not have to offer guidance…
  • Swapping Farmland For Coal Trains: Union Pacific’s Texas Land Grab

    31 August 2014, 8:00 am by: Farron Cousins

    Railroad giant Union Pacific has some big plans for a tiny Texas community.  According to locals in the Brazos River Valley, the railroad company is hoping to turn some of the most fertile farmland in Texas into a massive, 72-line rail yard.…
  • Feds To Resume Oil And Gas Leases Despite Fracking Report That Raised "Grave Concerns"

    30 August 2014, 1:47 pm by: Mike G

    Jim Kenna, the California Director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, told reporters on a conference call last Thursday that a new scientific report commissioned by the agency to study the environmental impacts of fracking has cleared the way for the…
  • Australia's Climate Change Conspiracy Theorists Get Angry Over Radio Interview That Never Happened

    30 August 2014, 1:32 pm by: Graham Readfearn

    In the space of six days, Rupert Murdoch's The Australian newspaper has published five news stories and an opinion piece attacking the credibility of the Australian government's weather and climate agency, the Bureau of Meteorology.…
  • Stealth Carbon Bombs Stopped In Their Tracks

    29 August 2014, 8:00 am by: Mike G

    North America is now the biggest producer of oil in the world thanks largely to Canada’s tar sands and North Dakota’s Bakken shale, and West Coast refineries are looking to cash in.…

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