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Oil And Gas Giants Spend Millions Lobbying To Block Climate Change Policies [Infographic]

Every year, the world’s five largest publicly owned oil and gas companies spend approximately $200 million on lobbying designed to control, delay or block binding climate-motivated policy. This has caused problems for governments seeking to implement policies in the wake of the Paris Agreement which are vital in meeting climate change targets. Source: Oil And […]

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Climate stress cuts poultry production By Joel Adriano, Raphaël Djamessi Climate disruption increases the vulnerability of poultry to bacterial diseases and external parasites in the tropics, an expert has warned. Eddy Decuypere, researcher at the laboratory of animal physiology at the University of Louvain (Belgium), was speaking at a symposium held in Togo (12-17 June) […]

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Why climate action is the antithesis of white supremacy | Rebecca Solnit | Opinion | The Guardian

To acknowledge that everything is connected is to acknowledge that our actions have consequences and therefore responsibilities they are unwilling to shoulder. Also that the solutions to climate change require cooperative work at all levels from local energy transition to national policies that stop subsidizing fossil fuels to international agreements to set emissions goals. Source: […]

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PW exclusive: Document reveals effort to buy silence of American Indian tribes on Atlantic Coast Pipeline | NC Policy Watch

A law firm specializing in cultural and historic preservation offered American Indian tribes along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route $1 million each for their tacit support of the controversial project, according to documents obtained by NC Policy Watch. Cultural Heritage Partners (CHP) approached the Lumbee and the Haliwa-Saponi in North Carolina, as well as the […]

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North Carolina Law Enforcement Wrong to Target Pipeline Opponents | Appalachian Chronicle

There are terrorists involved in fracking and related pipeline development – if that’s the word the law enforcement wishes to use – but they are not the opponents to the pipeline; rather the ones terrorizing people and the environment are the corporations building the pipelines. These include Duke Energy of Charlotte, Dominion Resources of Richmond, […]

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Former Bank of Canada Head: Pipeline Protesters May Be Killed. So Be It.

As Canada’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project faces ongoing opposition, the former governor of the Bank of Canada said that protesters may die but that the government should push the project through anyway. Speaking at an event Wednesday, David Dodge said, “We’re going to have some very unpleasant circumstances,” the Edmonton Journal reported. “There […]

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Pipeline Bombshell: Even Dominion Energy Says Mountain Valley Pipeline Contractor Is Incompetent | Blue Virginia

In one of those reports, never before released but published here for the first time (see below), an engineering firm hired by Dominion details a long and terrifying account of Precision Pipeline’s incompetence when it comes to causing landslides during pipeline construction.Yes, landslides. Thirteen of them. In a 55-mile pipeline project.With a 30-inch pipe.In non-mountainous […]