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Our Ocean Once Again

  Shell Oil has had its eyes on the Arctic for over five years now. Hundreds of meetings and billions of dollars later, this summer was supposed to be Shell’s year to finally drill in the Arctic Ocean. Thankfully, a series of embarrassing safety setbacks have held Shell back. The announcement that the company would […]

September 27th

"Worst Environmental Bill" Now Before Congress: Denying Science & Health, Written by Coal Industry Lackey

  Tomorrow, the US House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 3409, the “Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act.” The bill has been called the “single worst environmental law” proposed by the most virulently anti-environmental US legislators in history. The bill is aggressively anti-science and anti-public health. Its priority is made clear: […]

September 20th

Hollywoood Stunner: Darth Vader Upstages Clint Eastwood at GOP Convention, Endorses Romney's "War on the Environment"

  Former Imperial Fleet Supreme Commander Darth Vader, in his first public appearance in years, today announced his support for Mitt Romney for President. Vader’s endorsement, the subject of much backroom gossip in recent weeks, was secured after the selection of Paul Ryan as the Vice Presidential candidate, according to a Dark Star spokesman. “The […]

August 31st

Fossil Fuel and Renewable Energy Subsidies on the Rise

  New Worldwatch Institute report discusses the rise in subsidies for renewable and fossil fuel-based energy production Washington, D.C.—-Total subsidies for renewable energy stood at $66 billion in 2010, but are still dwarfed by the total value of global fossil fuel subsidies estimated at between $775 billion and more than $1 trillion in 2012, according […]

August 24th

Fossil Fuels & Global Warming Lead to Truly Extreme Weather

  This was recently reposted over on CleanTechnica, from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), but I thought it made for a great Planetsave repost as well. It was written by SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith. The lead-in video is from the insightful and super talented Peter Sinclair. Check it out: “Welcome to the rest of […]

July 27th

Shell: A Series of Broken Promises Spells Trouble for the Arctic

This is a guest post by Dan Ritzman, Senior Campaign Representative for the Sierra Club. “We recognize that industry’s license to operate in the offshore is predicated on being able to operate in a safe, environmentally sound manner. Shell’s commitment to those basic principles is unwavering. Our Alaska Exploration Plans and Oil Spill Response Plans […]

July 25th

The Fate of Mankind

  by Jared Conner People, As humans, we have long considered the Earth as invincible, unchangeable, and unable to be exploited. The thing is, we are wrong. Because of our flawed beliefs over the last two centuries, we have begun to wound, change, and exploit the Earth. And if we do not unite, forget our differences, and work together to stop and […]

July 19th

New York Children at Risk from New Gas Pipeline

West Village, Tribeca  zip codes 10014, 10013, 10011 and 10001 at ‘ground zero’ of new pipeline entrance. The New Jersey/New York Expansion Project, informally known as “The Spectra Pipeline” (Spectra Energy is the Houston-based natural gas infrastructure corporation behind the project),  is a new, 30-inch-diameter pipeline that will transport up to 800 million cubic feet […]

July 2nd

Western Arctic Threatened By Oil Drilling

  Big Oil continues its assault on the Arctic by pushing for increasing oil drilling. This time it’s the Western Arctic that’s particularly at risk. Next week, House Republicans are expected to unveil a legislative package that once again calls for drilling everywhere, regardless of the risks and impacts to the climate, and to our […]

June 13th

1 Million Strong

  By Will Bates This is huge. Two weeks ago we joined a diverse coalition to launch an all-out offensive to end fossil fuel subsidies, and we weren’t quite sure how it would turn out. Well, we’ve currently got 958,422 signatures on our combined global petition — almost a million people strong! Will you help […]

June 1st

Endangered Beluga Whales Threatened by Oil Exploration in Alaska's Cook Inlet

  A new lawsuit is challenging petroleum exploration in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, claiming that the seismic testing will do harm to the endangered beluga whales that live there. The Native Village of Chickaloon, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Center for Biological Diversity, and Center for Water Advocacy are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. They are […]

May 16th

BP Engineer Charged with Obstructing Spill Investigation

  A BP engineer has been arrested and charged with trying to destroy evidence that showed how much oil spilled from the company’s broken well during the massive oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April of 2010. Kurt Mix, the BP engineer, has been accused of trying to delete sensitive emails […]

April 24th

Fossil Fuel Industry is the One Killing Jobs

  Green energy jobs are growing like crazy these days. Of course, dirty energy companies and politicians would like you to believe that protecting the environment costs jobs. That’s just not true. What is true, however, is that in the midst of tremendous profits, oil companies have been laying off thousands of workers in recent […]

April 16th

People Changed Their Minds After BP Oil Spill

  In a new study by the University of New Hampshire, researchers have found that the people that were most affected economically by the BP oil spill changed their views on a wide range of environmental issues. The research is based on surveys taken of 2,023 gulf residents, 1,017 Louisiana residents, and 1,006 Floridians. About […]

April 16th

Chevron Says People in the Amazon Don't Matter

  Chevron Corporation, one of the largest oil companies in the world, recently lost a court case in Ecuador and was ordered to pay $18 billion in damages to the approximately 30,000 affected residents of the Amazon. From 1964 through 1992, Chevron Corporation (under the Texaco brand) drilled and dumped its waste in the Ecuadorian […]

April 13th

10-Mile Oil Sheen between Two Shell Oil Platforms in Gulf of Mexico

  Reportedly, an oil sheen has been spotted on the Gulf of Mexico near two Royal Dutch Shell oil platforms. The platforms and oil sheen are in the central Gulf of Mexico. Shell has reportedly sent a spill response vessel and has requested aircraft overflights. The oil sheen is approximately one mile wide and 10 miles […]

April 11th

Colbert Banters with Mark Ruffalo on Fracking

  The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Mark Ruffalo in as Academy-Award-nominated actor. He is also a director, producer, writer, environmentalist, and (as Colbert puts) it “looks like everybody’s old boyfriend.” Um… must have been one of the self-educating, deep-thinking, philosophically-delving, right-action-seeking, and humanitarian old boyfriends. He is […]

April 2nd

GOP Kills Obama Effort to Cut Big Oil Tax Breaks

  Of course, the oil company tax breaks ($4 billion a year of them) that the White House was trying to get Congress to remove were protected by oily Congressmen and Congresswomen primarily from the Republican Party (GOP) today. Why would they stop subsidizing oil companies making record profits that have been subsidized by taxpayers […]

March 29th

White House Says: Cut the Oil Subsidies! (5 Reasons)

  Following weeks of Obama railing on the $4 billion a year oil companies receive in tax breaks, in the midst of record profits and after about a century of tax breaks and subsidies, the White House put in one strong push today to try to cut those oil subsidies. Here’s a post from the […]

March 29th

Obama: Time to End Oil Subsidies

  Obama has been railing on the nonsensical subsidizing of oil companies in every speech I’ve seen or read from the past month or so — that would make about half a dozen. It’s common sense — oil companies getting $4 billion a year in energy subsidies while making record profits shouldn’t be getting that […]

March 26th

A Spring that Can't Wait

  As the corruption in our system continues unabated and the interminable Republican primary season continues its buffoonery of ‘solutions’ for our failing state, there is some highly unusual behavior taking place independent of either. It’s the behavior of the weather for most of the country, an unprecedented string of warm days even before Spring […]

March 23rd

We Don't Need Another Oil Disaster

This month marks the 23rd anniversary of the disastrous Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. When the Valdez ran aground, more than 11 million gallons of oil gushed out into the fragile eco-system of the sound and onto the nearby beaches. The oil covered 1,300 miles of coastline and 11,000 square miles […]

March 23rd

Obama — Doesn't Seem to Get True Threat of Global Warming

Maybe he’s just playing political games, as extremist Republicans contend and many liberals hope. Maybe he’s promoting drilling for oil in speeches (and in practice) in order to make sure he remains president and can do a ton to advance clean energy and energy efficiency in the U.S. Or maybe he just doesn’t get the […]

March 23rd

Bill McKibben on 350.org's Next Move: Take Down Oil Subsidies

  You may have seen this by now, but if not, this is Bill McKibben and 350.org’s next move on trying to stop global warming: Yep, boils down to: let’s cut oil subsidies! I think, personally, the effort could be directed to something even more worthwhile: better support for clean energy. Oil subsidies need to […]

March 21st