PolitiFact researched and debunked a Republican presidential candidate's claims that climate science is in dispute. Now it's the mainstream media's turn.
More than 70 million acres of public land would lose protection under a bill in the U.S. House. Who's behind it? Oil, gas, and coal companies.
American Electric Power's shutting down five of its coal plants because they aren't profitable. But rather than admit that, it's putting out press releases blaming the "job-killing EPA."
The routes of the existing and proposed Keystone pipelines. Image: RL MillerThe State Department is currently weighing whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar-sands oil some 2,000 miles southward, from Alberta, Canada, to Houston and Port Arthur, Texas. It would be an expansion of the now-operational Keystone pipeline that goes as far as Cushing, Okla. The original Keystone pipeline has been in operation less than one year, and its owner TransCanada predicts no more than one spill every seven years. Instead of one spill every seven years, oil has spilled 11 times in the last year. …
How much is it worth to you to put up with contaminated drinking water?Photo: Helen SlottjeLet’s define “Appalachia” at the beginning: a place blessed with mountains above below-ground natural resources, but cursed with chronically high unemployment; a place where natural resources are not owned by the landowners; a place where extracting those natural resources poisons its waters, land, air, and human beings. The Appalachian Mountains run from New York to Georgia. The term “Appalachia” usually refers to the coal-dependent central and southern parts, i.e., West Virginia and adjacent states … until now. The Marcellus Shale is turning Pennsylvania and upstate …
I finish up all states west of the Rockies, throw in Minnesota, and find not one, but two Republican incumbents who admit the reality of climate change
Chevron and the California Chamber of Commerce claim neutrality on Proposition 23. But a close look at two other propositions shows otherwise.
A look at five states turns up one Republican who worries about his carbon footprint and a second who's acknowledged climate science in the past.
In Texas, home of the oil industry, the existence of climate zombies is hardly a shock. But just how badly is Texas infected with climate zombies?