IIASA-led research has established a causal link between climate, conflict, and migration for the first time, something which has been widely suggested in the media but for which scientific evidence is scarce.Read more
Scientists say it may still technically be possible to limit warming to 1.5C if drastic action is taken now.Read more
Climate change is well underway already, the time to act and limit its human causes is now, many studies have shown. This latest report maps out what it may take to get there.Read more
A decade ago, Canada’s oil sector was growing so fast it was predicted to become a global energy superpower, but a series of political missteps and formidable environmental activism has created a dysfunctional system requiring OPEC-style government intervention to move its oil to market.Read more
Ms. Olson will deliver her opening argument on Monday in a landmark federal lawsuit against the Trump administration on behalf of 21 plaintiffs, ages 11 to 22, who are demanding that the government fight climate change.Read more
Today, the Minnesota Department of Commerce appealed the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s granted certificate of need and pipeline routing permit for the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project. The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton.Read more
"Honor the Earth is appealing this decision because it is a rogue decision", Winona LaDuke, the group's executive director, said in a statement. "The certificate of need was issued based on bad math and puts Minnesotans into a very dangerous situation in terms of liability."Read more
In environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, it is crucial for fund managers to know when to engage and when to walk away.Read more
Permit Hearing for Taiwanese Plastic Plant in Louisiana Turns into a Referendum on Environmental Racism
About 40 people attended the December 6 hearing in Valcherie, an unincorporated community in St. James Parish, Louisiana, located 50 miles west of New Orleans. It was held by representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will likely approve Enbridge’s insurance plan to pay for a worst-case spill scenario for the proposed Line 3 Project. This plan would be available to help pay for the damages to the State of Minnesota, tribes, and individuals. The proposed plan includes $940 million in insurance, with any additional cleanup costs paid by Enbridge. These additional costs above the $940 million would be passed on to consumers through a rate increase for shippers using their pipeline system.
Although Honor the Earth filed a motion in August that would allow the public access to the parts of Enbridge’s insurance policies related to oil spills, the public has not yet been allowed to see these policies.
Honor the Earth has identified a number of concerns with this insurance...Read more