Previous Fossil Fuel News 2023

Does anyone care about the study linking Pa. fracking to cancer in kids? 08-24-23

An overdue Pa. study showed alarming links between fracking and lymphoma in kids, increased asthma. Why the tepid response? Read more

Should hospitals be next to divest from fossil fuels? 07-31-23

Universities, foundations and the Church of England already made the move. Read more

A Pipeline to Nowhere 07-17-23

There’s an enormously significant matter of energy policy playing out at the highest levels of both the North Carolina and federal governments, and chances are good you’ve never even heard of it. Read more

‘Double agents’: fossil-fuel lobbyists work for US groups trying to fight climate crisis 07-05-23

Exclusive: new database shows 1,500 US lobbyists working for fossil-fuel firms while representing universities and green groups. Read more

Federally-funded carbon waste disposal projects ignite opposition 06-21-23

The so-called “Louisiana Offshore CO2 Hub” project received $8.4 million from the Biden Administration on May 22. Read more

Closing the coal ash loophole 06-20-23

Over half the nation’s coal ash sites are unregulated. If a new EPA proposal closes the loophole, what comes next for communities who live with them? Read more

The Hidden Cost of Gasoline 06-14-23

Gas stations caused a $20 billion toxic mess — and it’s not going away. Read more

Climate advocates protest Mountain Valley Pipeline outside White House 06-08-23

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) joined hundreds of protesters Thursday to demand leaders act with the urgency the climate crisis demands. Read more

Study: A third of the West’s burned forests can be traced to fossil fuel companies 05-16-23

The research could advance court cases seeking to hold polluters accountable for climate-fueled disasters. Read more

Lawsuit: Oil and gas pollution violates New Mexico’s constitution 05-12-23

“Schools are surrounded by oil and gas wells and fracking sites.” Read more

Shell chemical plant that burned near Houston had a record of nearly 2,000 violations 05-09-23

The Shell chemical plant east of Houston that caught fire on Friday had a record of 1,946 environmental violations over the past decade, according to state records. Read more

El Paso charter fight tests whether a Texas city will move away from fossil fuels 04-08-23

Climate activists have turned to local initiatives to rein in carbon emissions, including a May special election in El Paso. Read more

From peak to plummet in 15 years: Coal continues its precipitous decline 04-04-23

“This is not an economic cycle that is simply going to go away. It is a real phaseout across the industry of the use of coal.” Read more

California takes the lead on curbing Big Oil price gouging 04-03-23

The state’s pioneering law could set limits on the industry’s profits, and impose fines on those that exceed Read more

Big oil on campus: how US universities are ‘colonized’ by the fossil-fuel industry 03-27-23

Students at Princeton describe unease that Exxon employee had an office on campus, while dozens of universities have big oil links. Read more

Why seniors are blocking entrances to the four largest U.S. banks 03-21-23

Today, climate activists are protesting big banks that finance fossil fuels Read more

Biden Approves ConocoPhillips’ Massive Oil Drilling Project in the Alaskan Arctic 03-14-23

Despite the administration’s announcement of new protections for other North Slope and coastal areas of the state, environmentalists roundly criticized Monday’s decision. Read more

Biden will approve Alaska oil project, alongside Arctic protections 03-12-23

The administration will approve three pads for the Willow drilling project, according to people familiar with the matter. The move comes after announcing a new ban on U.S. oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean. Read more

Big Oil’s trade group allies way outspend clean energy groups 02-14-23

You’ve probably seen ads promoting gas and oil companies as the solutions to climate change. They’re meant to be inspiring and hopeful, with scenes of a green, clean future. Read more

BP scales back climate targets as profits hit record 02-07-23

Energy giant BP has reported record annual profits as it scaled back plans to reduce the amount of oil and gas it produces by 2030. Read more

What went wrong at Duke Energy? 01-17-23

Last month on Christmas Eve, roughly half a million North Carolinians woke up without electricity. Most received no notice at all – the power just went out. Read more

U.S. emissions rose slightly in 2022. They need to be falling rapidly. 01-10-23

U.S. emissions saw a modest increase in 2022, even as renewables surpassed coal, report says Read more