Investors urge fossil fuel firms to shun Trump’s Arctic drilling plans

Oil extraction in Alaskan wilderness area would be an ‘irresponsible business decision’, trillion-dollar investors say

Exxon, Stephen Hawking, greens, and Reagan’s advisors agree on a carbon tax

Nearly everyone other than science-denying Republican Party leaders understands the importance of a carbon pollution tax

Shell’s 1991 warning: climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age’

Critics say public information film shows Shell ‘understood the threat was dire, potentially existential for civilisation, more than a quarter of a century ago’

‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger

Oil drilling in Alaska refuge is again on the table

After decades of unsuccessful attempts to gain access to oil beneath the pristine coastal lowlands, Alaska’s Republican congressional delegation past this week began yet another effort to open a region experts say may hold one of the nation’s largest reserves of oil and natural gas.

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Arctic oil rush: Nenets’ livelihood and habitat at risk from oil spills

An oil terminal to be built in northern Russia where the river Yenisei meets the Arctic Ocean lacks the technology to deal with oil spills, say environmentalists

Southern Resident Killer Whales Unlikely to Survive Increase in Oil Tanker Traffic, Say Experts

Under the waves of Haro Strait, hydrophones record the noise made by passing vessels and, if you happen to be a whale, the din is already disorienting and disturbing, making it difficult to echo-locate food or communicate with other members of the pod. “It’s a thunder. Thump, thump, thump, accompanied by squeals and engine noise. It’s…

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‘Largest’ Shale Oil Reserve Discovered in US

EA News Comment: While on the surface this discovery seems like good news in terms of US energy supply, it represents a huge environmental and health risk if developed.

  • This type of shale formation requires extensive fracking to extract the subsurface petroleum.
  • The practice of fracking, other than being expensive for the petroleum developers, is a risky and destructive practice.
  • Hazardous fracking fluids returned to the surface are a threat to the health of the local ecosystem and to humans.
  • Fracking causese structural damage to subsurface rock formations, resulting in increased earthquake activity.
  • If a significant fraction of the projected 20 billion barrels of oil are produced and used as fuel, the release of associated greenhouse gasses will further exacerbate the climate change disaster we are currently experiencing.

 

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Sarah Palin Could Soon Be In Charge Of The Nation’s Natural Resources

Sarah Palin a possible choice for Donald Trump's cabinet

Now that Donald Trump is officially on his way to being the next president of the United States, he must decide how to fill his cabinet. According to reports, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is a top contender for secretary of the interior. Trump mentioned he would like to appoint Palin to…

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Dakota Access pipeline water protectors see bias after Oregon militia verdict

Activists at the Malheur wildlife refuge were carrying guns – but ‘if native people were armed, we would be killed,’ says an activist at Standing Rock