Chevron shareholders approve calls for more transparency on climate lobbying

Chevron Corp shareholders on Wednesday voted to approve a proposal demanding that the company issue a report on its climate change related lobbying activities, a major win for activists against big oil.
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Alberta Energy Regulator temporarily suspends environmental requirements for oil and gas sites

Alberta’s Official Opposition Leader Rachel Notley called this week’s decision ‘utterly idiotic’

Bill McKibben: What will it take to cool the planet?

New data suggest that a great percentage of our emissions trouble is hardwired into our systems, and not solely a function of our habits and choices.

BP chief says COVID-19 has deepened commitment to net-zero emissions

BP's new chief executive said the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has deepened his commitment to shrinking the oil giant's carbon footprint to zero.


Trump says demand is back. But companies may not survive

Trump said Friday that oil "demand is coming back" even as industry analysts predicted that global oil production could collapse by the largest amount in history in the coming months.


'It's baffling.' What happened to Bernhardt's oil promise?

Small offshore oil operators are still clamoring for the Interior Department to offer royalty relief, despite frustration over what they describe as the Trump administration's deaf ear to their plea for aid during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund decided to sever fossil fuel investments six years ago - and outpaced indices

Five years ago, members of the Rockefeller family walked away from the fossil fuels that made them rich, alarmed that burning oil and gas was causing climate change. Now it also seems like a smart financial move.


Obama’s EPA Chief speaks out: “Trump’s EPA is making COVID-19 More Deadly”

“We must demand that our elected leaders put people, not polluters, first." And the EPA has a crucial role to play in fulfilling that demand.
Plastic Pollution

Will coronavirus be the death or salvation of big plastic?

Big Oil was already pivoting to plastic before COVID-19 torpedoed global oil prices. What does that mean for the future of consumer plastic?

Cheap oil is a trap

Low prices are a huge threat to efforts to shift the world's energy supply to a greener path and curb climate change.


Louisiana is in the oil business. Here is how to transition

Is Louisiana's long political acceptance of wetlands destruction, pollution and a seesaw economy controlled by a global commodity really about jobs and making America energy independent - or just about oil and gas company profits?


Transition to low-carbon energy may accelerate after crisis: Shell

The ongoing transition to low-carbon energy sources may accelerate as economies recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis, the head of oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell says.


Investors call on Australia's largest oil and gas company to set greenhouse targets

The increasing pressure on the Australian gas industry to do more to deal with the climate crisis has been underlined by more than 50% of Woodside shareholders calling on the company to set science-based greenhouse gas targets.


Anger over dirty air intensifies in California's oil hub

Gas flares rise up from the refinery at the edge of town. To Jesus Alonso, the 85-year-old facility owned by Kern Oil & Refining Co. is a bracing symbol of environmental damage in Kern County, where three-quarters of California oil is produced.

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