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A single solution to climate change: Phasing out Infrastructure

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.

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Savvy activists knock Canada's oil sector to its knees

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.

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Young People Are Suing the Trump Administration Over Climate Change

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.

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MN Department Of Commerce Appeals Line 3 Approval

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.

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Environmental groups and Ojibwe bands file appeals on Enbridge pipeline approval

"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."

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Carbon risks and ESG - engage or walk away

In environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, it is crucial for fund managers to know when to engage and when to walk away.

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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).

 

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Enbridge’s Insurance Agreement puts Minnesota at Huge Risk

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...

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Democracy Now!: Discussion on "Green New Deal" and the fight against pipline expansion w/ with Winona LaDuke

The December 7 episode of Democracy Now features Winona LaDuke being interviewed by Amy Goodman. Winona talks about all the "Green New Deal" and the fight against oil pipelines that have been planned to get Tar Sands out of Alberta and how most have fallen by the wayside leaving just Line 3 as the most likely one to get built.

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PUC Casts Final Pro Pipeline Vote: Line 3

As expected, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today rejected requests to reconsider its approval of the Enbridge Line 3 crude oil pipeline through northern Minnesota. As predictable as it was, the decision remains heart breaking.

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