63% of Europeans Living in Cities Support EU Ban on Petrol & Diesel Car Sales after 2030

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:27:44 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Almost two-thirds of urban residents support banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in Europe after 2030, according to a new YouGov online poll in 15 European cities. A Europe-wide phase-out of fossil-fuel car sales is one option for EU lawmakers as they prepare sweeping legislation […]

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Army Corps Allows Dakota Access Pipeline To Operate Without Proper Authorization

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 03:43:16 +0000

The Army Corps of Engineers will allow the Dakota Access pipeline to continue operating while the Corps conducts an environmental review of the project, continuing the posture of the Trump administration. The Biden administration’s decision to allow the pipeline to continue operating without granting a permanent easement surprised U.S. District Judge James Boasberg and outraged lawyers representing […]

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Stupid New Talking Point Against EVs: “You Need To Pay For The Roads! (That We Don’t Pay For)” — Part 2

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 03:57:52 +0000

Editor’s note: Following up on my pieces about the purpose of free EV charging and why the argument that electric vehicle drivers need to pay extra taxes & fees is nonsense, here’s one more article on why the argument that electric vehicle drivers need to pay extra taxes & fees is nonsense. This is a […]

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HyperChange: Tesla Will Be The World’s Biggest Company

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2021 00:44:57 +0000

HyperChange’s Gali Russell (aka @GFilche on Twitter) released a video on why he thinks Tesla will be the world’s biggest company. Just last month, Elon Musk tweeted that there was a >0% chance that Tesla could become the biggest company, as an obvious joke. While that seemed to just be a joke (there’s a greater […]

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The Fossil Fuel Industry Used Deception To Conceal Damage To BIPOC — NAACP Report

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 03:58:16 +0000

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) just published a report titled Fossil Fuel Foolery, which identified 10 tactics that the fossil fuel industry used as excuses for not accepting accountability for its impacts on the environment and human health. DesmogBlog noted that the industry used a long list of deceptive tactics that concealed […]

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What The Eff Is This Keystone XL Segment, CNN??

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 23:39:39 +0000

One of the weirdest segments I’ve ever seen published on CNN aired this past week. It was focused on a small town (population of 444) and a few people who were going to miss out economically from the Keystone XL Pipeline being canceled. There were several odd things about the video that made me think […]

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ExxonMobil vs. Chevron: Fight For Second-To-Last Place Among Fossil Fuel Companies

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 01:23:04 +0000

Article courtesy of Union of Concerned Scientists. As the weather grows warmer, bears, birds, and corporate America begin to emerge from their respective hibernations. Bears will awaken hungry with thoughts of berries; birds will fly north, reversing their southern migration; corporate America will prepare their proxies and ballots. Soon it will be annual general meeting […]

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U.S. Interior Department Puts ~$249 Million Into Gulf State Coastal Conservation, Restoration, & Hurricane Protection

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:39:17 +0000

The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced nearly $249 million in Fiscal Year 2020 energy revenues to the four offshore Gulf oil and gas producing states — Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas — and their coastal political subdivisions (CPS). These funds, disbursed annually based on oil and gas production revenue, are used to support […]

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API Carbon Tax Announcement Met With “Baptists & Bootleggers” Derision

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 03:32:35 +0000

The American Petroleum Institute (API) said Thursday it supports a federal tax on carbon dioxide as a “framework” to address climate change, along with a call for minimizing “duplicative regulations,” but with few details. The announcement from the largest trade group representing the oil and gas industry was criticized from across the political spectrum. Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) […]

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Tennessee County Refuses To Sell Land To Byhalia Oil Pipeline

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 00:40:26 +0000

Shelby County, Tennessee, will not sell two vacant properties to the Byhalia Connection oil pipeline, commissioners voted Monday evening. The vote is a win for the opponents of the pipeline, which as proposed would be built through predominantly Black communities in South Memphis. “I have yet to hear a truly compelling reason why we need this […]

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