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Posted by on in Climate Change
Late into Rex Tillerson’s marathon secretary of state confirmation hearing yesterday, it came time for Sen. Jeff Merkley’s second round of questioning. What followed was something rare in US politics: a substantive back and forth on the subject of climate change. It was a deft bit of work on Merkley...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
ExxonMobil released a statement earlier this week announcing its support of the Paris climate agreement, which went into effect on November 4th. The company’s release affirms that climate change poses serious risks, noting that "ExxonMobil supports the work of the Paris signatories, acknowledges th...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
In a move many are hailing as a “turning point” in the climate fight, 20 state Attorneys General on Tuesday launched an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the “high-funded and morally vacant forces” that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with ho...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Earlier this week, Exxon announced that while it wasn’t throwing in the towel, it would be forced to restructure its algae research with partner California-based Synthetic Genomics Inc (SGI). When the two launched their algae-derived biofuels program in 2009, Exxon planned to invest around $60...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
April 20th, 2010 marks the day the worst oil spill in history occurred. This is the day the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig exploded and spewed approximately 170 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. This is roughly fifteen times more oil than spilled during the Exxon-Va...
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