Oil - Pipelines

Jessica Corbett
Gas pump

Aug. 1, 2022

"Make no mistake; these profits mark a large transfer of wealth from working- and middle-class people to wealthy oil executives and shareholders," said Jordan Schreiber of Accountable.US.

As fossil fuel giants this week reported record profits for the second quarter, an analysis out Friday highlighted how eight oil companies have raked in nearly $52 billion over the past three months “while Americans continue to struggle at the pump.”

Michael Allen
For microbes in the ocean, floating plastic is a new potential ecosystem. And those microbes include pathogens that can make people sick. Photo by NOAA

Aug. 2, 2022

This story was originally published by Hakai Magazine and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Jane McMullen
Getty Images - refinery

July 23, 2022

Thirty years ago, a bold plan was cooked up to spread doubt and persuade the public that climate change was not a problem. The little-known meeting - between some of America's biggest industrial players and a PR genius - forged a devastatingly successful strategy that endured for years, and the consequences of which are all around us.

Sandy Garossino
A home is surrounded by floodwaters caused by heavy rains and mudslides throughout Sumas Prairie near Chilliwack, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Jul 27, 2022

Vancouverites were taken aback last week at the news that city council, in a divided vote, passed a motion by Green Party Coun. Adriane Carr to allocate up to $700,000 towards a class action lawsuit against fossil fuel companies.

This measure was instantly slammed as a performative stunt and window dressing for the enviro vote as we head into election season.

Elise von Scheel
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks during a news conference last fall. He says Ottawa could give oil and gas companies more time to fully meet 2030 emissions reduction targets. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

July 23, 2022

Environment minister floats extended timeline for sector, which accounts for 26 per cent of national emissions

Canada's environment minister says the federal government could give oil and gas companies extra time to fully meet 2030 emissions reduction targets.

"[We] recognize that some of the measures that will be needed to achieve those deep emission reductions might require more time than what we have between now and 2030," Steven Guilbeault said in an interview with CBC Radio's The House

Damian Carrington
An offshore oil rig in the Pechora Sea, Russia Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Jul 21, 2022

Vast sums provide power to ‘buy every politician’ and delay action on climate crisis, says expert

The oil and gas industry has delivered $2.8bn (£2.3bn) a day in pure profit for the last 50 years, a new analysis has revealed.

Geoff Dembicki
Members of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations demonstrate against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in 2012. Together, the U.S.-based Atlas Network and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute have been pressuring the Canadian government to limit Indigenous communities' opposition to energy development in their territories. Photo: Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press

July 18, 2022

Internal documents explain why oil and gas interests would benefit from a key Indigenous declaration being ‘defeated’

This story is a collaboration between FloodlightThe Narwhal and the Guardian.

Brittany Roffel
Vancouver city council has approved a motion to back a plan to take oil companies to court for their role in climate change. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

July 21, 2022

The city would allocate up to $1 per resident to support the 'Sue Big Oil' campaign

Vancouver city council passed a motion Wednesday to allocate funds toward a potential climate lawsuit against major oil companies in Canada. 

The motion brought forward by Coun. Adriane Carr was passed in a 6-5 vote and will set aside up to $1 per Vancouver resident — or up to approximately $700,000 — to support a class action lawsuit against fossil fuel companies. 


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