Westpac urged to stop supporting projects that boost fossil fuel industry

More than 50 climate change and environment groups have written to Westpac's new boss, Peter King, saying the bank's expected revision of its climate policy should rule out backing projects that increase the size of the fossil fuel industry.

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How Louisiana lawmakers stop residents' efforts to fight big oil and gas

Louisiana has pioneered ways for other states to discourage environmental protests around “critical infrastructure” projects. Much of it can be traced back to efforts by corporate lobbyists.

Murphy announces plan for 100% clean energy by 2050

The first-term Democratic governor announced the plan at Stockton University alongside two Cabinet officials who will be carrying the plan out.


Environmental groups want Ottawa to toughen new energy project assessment approach

Environmental groups are urging the Liberal government to strengthen its proposed changes to the process of assessing resource projects, arguing the current plan will allow economic development to trump environmental protection.


Science-loving government cuts funding for science

It would be hard to argue that the Trudeau government isn’t gung-ho about fighting climate change. Among other marquee moves since taking power, it obliged the provinces and territories to impose a price on carbon pollution by this year, under ...
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