New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies
Jan15

New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies

[posted by Karen Savage on Climate Liability News, January 10, 2018] New York City is suing five major oil companies, becoming the latest in a growing number of municipalities attempting to hold the industry accountable for damages caused by climate change. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce in a press conference Wednesday afternoon the suit against BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch Shell, the five...

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(Italiano) Contestazioni territoriali ambientali: presentato il XII Rapporto dell’Osservatorio Nimby forum
Jan13
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Trump aims to open nearly all federal waters to offshore drilling
Jan12

Trump aims to open nearly all federal waters to offshore drilling

[posted by Tom DiChristopher on CNBC, January 4, 2018] The Trump Interior Department announced Thursday plans to offer blocks in the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans for oil and gas exploration in an ambitious new five-year offshore lease plan. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the draft proposal for offshore leasing between 2019 and 2024 would offer about 90 percent of the U.S. outer continental shelf, the largest lease sale...

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Ineos ‘misled’ public over fracking in Sherwood Forest
Jan10

Ineos ‘misled’ public over fracking in Sherwood Forest

[posted by Adam Vaughan on The Guardian, January 7, 2018] One of Britain’s top fracking firms has been accused of misleading the public over its intent to explore for shale gas in a protected area of ancient woodland in Sherwood Forest. Ineos, a UK-based petrochemicals firm, has said publicly it would exclude sensitive areas of the legendary home of Robin Hood from its seismic surveys. However, documents released under freedom of...

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Norwegian campaigners lose court case against Arctic oil drilling
Jan05

Norwegian campaigners lose court case against Arctic oil drilling

[posted by Megan Darby on Climate Home News, January 4, 2018] The Norwegian government can continue to award oil exploration licences in the Arctic, Oslo district court ruled on Thursday, in a defeat for environmentalists. Judges rejected the argument by Greenpeace and Nature and Youth that expanding oil production is incompatible with the country’s climate change obligations. Norway is only responsible for the greenhouse gas...

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Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant
Jan02

Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant

[posted by Holly Watt on The Guardian, December 21, 2017] Hinkley Point, on the Somerset coast, is the biggest building site in Europe. Here, on 430 acres of muddy fields scattered with towering cranes and bright yellow diggers, the first new nuclear power station in the UK since 1995 is slowly taking shape. When it is finally completed, Hinkley Point C will be the most expensive power station in the world. But to reach that stage, it...

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