By Steve Ahlquist on June 19, 2017
“On plastics, there is simply too much being produced… We don’t need better cleanup, we need less plastic.”
Posted in Activism, Business, Climate, Featured, Newport, Photos, Science, Video | Tagged #breakfreefromplastic, ACC, American Chemistry Council, Australia, Bogotá, Break Free From Plastic, Canada, Columbia, Dow, Dupont, Europe, ExxonMobil, gasification, Germany, Jamie Rhodes, Melissa Gates, pyrolysis, Robaix, Save our Seas (SOS) Act, Sheldon Whitehouse, Shell, Stiv Wilson, Story of Stuff Project, Surfrider Foundation, the United States, United Kingdom, UPSTREAM, Viking Hotel | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on January 28, 2017
Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse told his constituents in Warwick earlier today that there is “zero chance I will vote for” Scott Pruitt as leader of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, Video | Tagged American Petroleum Institute, Devon Energy, donald trump, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, ExxonMobil, Murray Energy, Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt, Sheldon Whitehouse | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 10, 2017
“I’ve been studying climate change for 25 years,” said Professor Timmons Roberts, “The evidence just gets stronger and worse.”
Posted in Climate, Energy, Featured, National News, Providence, Rhode Island | Tagged 350.org, Brown University, Credo, donald trump, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, ExxonMobil, George Carvalho, Greenpeace, jack reed, rex tillerson, Rick Perry, Ryan Zinke, Scott Pruitt, Sheldon Whitehouse, sierra club, Steven Schimmel, Timmons Roberts | Leave a response
By Josh Block on September 29, 2016
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a lawsuit today against ExxonMobil for its endangerment of communities along the Mystic River – the first lawsuit of its kind in the nation since revelations last year about the corporation’s decades-long campaign to discredit climate science.
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, International News, National News | Tagged Allan Kanner, Clean Water Act, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, CWA, ExxonMobil, Maura Healey, RCRA, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 19, 2016
“Under where we are standing there is shell ledge and bedrock that is permeated with gasoline,” said Thomas Sylvester, “we speak about MTBE but really what we’re talking about is a gas spill.”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Events, Featured, News, Photos, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged burrillville, ExxonMobil, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, MTBE | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on July 12, 2016
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Representative Ted Lieu are sponsoring a resolution in Congress calling out fossil fuel companies for their “sophisticated and deceitful campaign” to deny climate science.
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, News, Rhode Island | Tagged Bradley Campbell, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, ExxonMobil, Sheldon Whitehouse | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 12, 2016
Business and labor concerns are collaborating in an astroturfing campaign meant to call into question the viability of renewable energy sources, promote the continued use of fossil fuels, especially LNG, and to specifically oppose carbon tax legislation.
By Josh Block on May 17, 2016
“ExxonMobil knowingly and unlawfully misled regulators about whether its Everett facility can withstand rising seas, more intense precipitation, and other climate impacts without spewing oil and other toxic pollutants into adjoining neighborhoods, the Mystic River, and the Boston Harbor. Today’s lawsuit – the first of its kind – aims to hold ExxonMobil accountable…”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Economics, Energy, Events, Featured, History, Infrastructure, News | Tagged Allan Kanner, Clean Water Act, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, CWA, ExxonMobil, Maura Healey, RCRA, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act | 3 Responses