A judge said the claimants’ focus on specific years when the companies received more in tax breaks than they sent to the government was “nonsensical”.
A new report catalogues 15,896 federal and state violations from more than 100 U.S. Chamber of Commerce members, including major fossil fuel companies.
“Most companies and financial institutions with the greatest ability to halt deforestation are doing little or nothing,” said Niki Mardas, Executive Director at Global Canopy, which conducted the research.
An Oregon State University study of almost 3 million births in Texas found mothers living less than a mile from drilling sites were more likely to experience higher blood pressure and other potentially dangerous health conditions.
Only 19 MPs and one peer signed the letter to the Sunday Telegraph, apparently contradicting Craig Mackinlay’s claim that his “Net Zero Scrutiny Group” has over 50 members.
One critic said continuing to give to lawmakers "who tried to overthrow the will of the people makes clear that these companies were never committed to standing up for democracy in the first place."
Sketchy oil waste dumps in Argentina and Texas. Social media campaigns spreading misinformation. The history of white supremacy in the oil industry. Here’s a look at the hard-hitting journalism that DeSmog published in 2021.
Critics say the North Yorkshire power station is likely to continue burning wood pellets for electricity, and that the amounts granted to new projects are too low to result in any significant technological breakthroughs.
As the climate crisis worsens, the calls for more aggressive action grow louder. 2021 saw more business as usual, industry obfuscation and delay, but also some reasons for optimism.
From Hurricane Ida to Indigenous-led protests outside the White House, DeSmog documents the impacts of and actions taken to tackle a warming world.