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Fact check: Are B.C.’s LNG ambitions compatible with its climate goals?

Government and industry love to tout liquefied natural gas as a 'transition fuel,' but studies suggest it's no cleaner than coal.

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Plastic Pollution

Reports: Work at Shell cracker plant will stop because of increase in coronavirus cases

There have been nine confirmed COVID-19 cases at Shell Chemical’s new ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, according to a company spokesperson.
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Climate

PA attorney general joins 15 other asking court to require EPA to set methane pollution standards

Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined 15 other states, cities and the Environmental Defense Fund in filing a motion in federal court to require the U.S. EPA to set methane pollution standards for existing oil and gas operations.

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Toxics

The next energy battle: Renewables vs. natural gas

As coal declines and wind and solar energy rise, some are pushing to limit the use of natural gas, but utilities say they are not ready to do so.
Climate

Pipeline’s end could change energy future

At the close of the Fourth of July weekend, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy may have unwittingly declared a new independence - a breakaway from the the tyranny of fossil fuels in generating electricity.

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Toxics

Julian Lee: Climate change in Siberia really is big oil industry risk

Siberia’s heatwave reflects temperature changes that weren’t generally forecast to occur until the end of the century. That’s bad news for everyone.
Originals

A fracking giant's fall

Historians generally place the invention of fracking in a gas field in southwestern Kansas in 1947.

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Toxics

Fracking: From revolution to money pit

For most any nation, let alone a superpower, energy independence is considered the geopolitical holy grail. So when fracking lured in American investors, everyone had high hopes the country would finally break free of OPEC.

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Toxics

LISTEN: Gas driller charged with environmental crimes: Why now?

Pa.'s Attorney General has filed criminal charges against Cabot Oil and Gas — over 10 years after problems surfaced in Dimock, which became ground-zero in the fracking debate.
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Toxics

Marcellus Shale Coalition strikes back at grand jury report blasting fracking industry

The trade group representing the unconventional drilling industry fired back at the state attorney general and the grand jury report released last week that blasted the industry and the state departments charged with overseeing it.

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Energy

‘I’m just so angry’: Residents welcome grand jury report slamming Pa. oversight of fracking industry

Breathing problems, unexplained illness, constant noise, light and smell of chemicals—all problems caused to residents by the oil and gas industry, a statewide grand jury found. None of it sounded new to those who have been living near well pads and pipelines for years.

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Energy

Fracking pioneer Chesapeake files for bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) — Chesapeake Energy, a shale drilling pioneer that helped to turn the United States into a global energy powerhouse, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

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Toxics

Chesapeake Energy, a shale pioneer, files for bankruptcy protection

The company helped turn the United States into a gas exporter but became known for an illegal scheme to suppress the price of oil and gas leases.
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Justice

Vopak’s proposed Prince Rupert export terminal: 7 things you need to know

Running at full capacity, the Vopak Pacific Canada facility would bring 240 rail cars filled with combustibles through northwest B.C. every day and send 150 oil tankers across the Pacific each year.

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The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

A call for unbiased, honest science in peer-reviewed journals.

Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

Blaming the COVID-19 messengers—public health officials under siege: Derrick Z. Jackson

The pandemic has put public health officials in a perilous place—caught between the common good and the often-toxic American drive for personal freedom.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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