Great Lakes ‘at Risk’ from Plan to Replace Aging Enbridge Pipelines, Environmentalists Argue

The state of Michigan and Canadian pipeline company Enbridge announced a deal Wednesday to replace controversial aging pipelines that environmental groups worried put Lakes Michigan and Huron at risk for an oil spill, The Detroit Free Press reported. Under the new plan, the existing 65-year-old pipelines, which are part of Enbridge’s Line 5 carrying oil and …

Oil and Gas Giants Agree Target to Cut Methane Emissions

They aim to reduce emissions from upstream operations to below 0.25% by 2025. Thirteen of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies have agreed a first collective target to reduce methane emissions. They have announced a goal to cut methane intensity from their upstream oil and gas operations to below 0.25% by 2025. …

50% of Industrial Climate Change Emissions Tied to Fossil Fuel Companies

The Rocky Mountain Institute recently released a report titled Decarbonization Pathways for Mines: A Headlamp in the Darkness, in which it was stated that in 2015, half of worldwide industrial greenhouse gas emissions came from 50 companies working in fossil-fuel industries. (This statement was a reference to a previously published …

Church of England Threatens to Withdraw Investment from Oil and Gas

The Church of England has voted in favour of withdrawing investment from companies that aren’t doing enough to tackle climate change. The General Synod, the decision-making body for the Church, said it broadly supported its ongoing strategy of engaging with companies “rather than prematurely disinvesting for them”. However, it added …

Changes to National Monuments Could Benefit the Fossil Fuel Industry

On December 4, President Donald Trump announced plans to drastically reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah. “Some people think the natural resources of Utah should be controlled by a small handful of very distant bureaucrats located in Washington,” Trump said during the announcement, according to the New …

Republican Tax Bill Presents Grave Threat to Alaska’s Tribal Groups

For tribal people in northern Alaska, a Republican tax overhaul that was hastily cobbled together in congressional backrooms 3,000 miles away has raised fears that their entire way of life could be erased from this frigid corner of the US. The Senate’s tax bill may land a decisive blow in …