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  • Maine Residents Fight American Petroleum Institute Lobbyists Over Ban on Tar Sands Shipments

    21 July 2014, 5:26 pm by: Justin Mikulka

    Portland, Maine, has become the latest battleground in the fight against tar sands oil, with local residents facing off against energy industry forces in an attempt to ban tar sands oil from the city’s port.…
  • California Orders Emergency Shutdown Of Fracking Wastewater Injection Sites Over Fears of…

    21 July 2014, 5:07 pm by: Mike G

    California officials ordered an emergency shutdown of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites in Kern County earlier this month, fearing they may be contaminating sources of drinking water that are sorely needed in the drought-stricken state.…
  • Exclusive: E-mails Reveal Feds and Rail Companies Pressured States to Keep Oil-by-Rail Information…

    21 July 2014, 11:13 am by: Justin Mikulka

    Documents released to DeSmogBlog by the Washington State Military Department reveal that both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and rail companies attempted to pressure states including Washington to keep information about Bakken crude oil trains from…
  • Climate Failure: U.S. Passes Saudi Arabia As World’s Largest Oil Producer

    19 July 2014, 11:07 am by: Don Lieber

    Is President Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy a success? Or a climate failure?…
  • U.S. Joins Canada and Oil Industry's Lobbying Offensive To Keep Europe Open to Oilsands Imports

    18 July 2014, 2:55 pm by: Derek Leahy

    For five long years the federal government and the oil industry have lobbied against the European Union labeling oilsands (also called tar sands) bitumen as ‘dirty oil’ in its Fuel Quality Directive (FQD). A new report released yesterday reveals the recent…
  • Oklahoma Earthquake Swarm Spurs Fracking Wastewater Disposal Debate

    17 July 2014, 5:36 pm by: Sharon Kelly

    Last weekend, a swarm of seven earthquakes in just 14 hours between Saturday evening and Sunday morning in Oklahoma made national headlines.…
  • The Earth Hasn't Stopped Warming, Hate to Say It

    16 July 2014, 7:38 pm by: Kevin Grandia

    I wish it were true, but the earth is not cooling and there remains an upward curve in the temperature of our planet. …
  • Breaking: Denton City Council Rejects Fracking Ban: Referendum Will Be on November Ballot

    16 July 2014, 4:26 am by: Julie Dermansky

    The failure of the Denton city council to pass a fracking ban in Denton, Texas, after a meeting that went on for over eight hours last night, was no surprise to Cathy McMullen, Denton resident and president of Denton Drilling Awareness Group.…
  • CNBC Again? Marshall Institute Chairman Brings Hitler Into Climate Conversation

    15 July 2014, 9:08 pm by: Kevin Grandia

    In a live interview on CNBC, William Happer, chairman of the Marshall Institute, stated that the “demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.”…
  • New Map Shows Dramatic Time Lapse of Tar Sands Deforestation

    15 July 2014, 6:53 pm by: Kevin Grandia

    A time-lapsed map released today by the World Resources Institute using satellite imagery from Global Forest Watch shows how much forest is being lost in Northern Alberta to make way for major industrial operations, mainly to extract oil from the tar sands,…

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