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Andy Rowell: “Humiliation”: Exxon dumped out Dow Jones Industrial Index after nearly 100 years

September 1, 2020 – The big financial news yesterday was that, despite the pandemic, Wall Street just recorded its best August in more than 30 years. However history was also made in what is yet another seismic shift in the financial clout of the oil industry. The once mighty Exxon suffered the corporate humiliation of […]

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Study shows wealthy countries must begin a managed phase-out of fossil fuels

June 1, 2020 – Wealthy, diversified economies should be the first to phase out fossil fuel extraction and should cover the cost of a global phase-out, according to a new peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Climate Policy. Download the accepted manuscript here. The study – led by researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute and […]

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Andy Rowell: Post COVID-19, the public demands a cleaner, healthier future, but politicians fund fossil fuels

May 13, 2020 – There is a growing disconnect between the kind of future people envision for a post-COVID-19 world and the fossil fuel world that politicians continue to lobby. After weeks of lockdown, with time to pause, breathe, rethink, and reevaluate, millions of people do not want to go back to the old normal. […]

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Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take responsibility

Dec. 3, 2018 – Earlier today, the naturalist Sir David Attenborough addressed the UN climate conference in Poland, saying: “Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change.” “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of […]

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Andy Rowell: Oil Experts Think Economics of Drilling ANWR Are “Suspect”

Dec. 7, 2017 – Republicans may be celebrating their great tax rip off they sneaked through last Friday night, which included the hugely disputed proposal of drilling of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but opening up America’s last true wilderness to oil exploitation is still far from certain. Firstly, drilling in ANWR is deeply unpopular […]

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Former EPA Staffers Hit Back at “Severe”, “Unprecedented” and “Orwellian” Cuts

June 14, 2017 – “The Trump Administration claims that it supports clean air and water, but its proposed FY 2018 Budget tells another story.” So begins the devastating ten page analysis and critique of the proposed cuts to the EPA, written by former staffers, called the Environmental Protection Network, which is made up of retired […]

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Andy Rowell: “Dakota Access uses attack dogs against Natives in the name of oil”

Sept. 5, 2016 – The contrast could not have been greater. Over the weekend, speaking on the eve of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, history was made as President Obama and Chinese President, Xi Jinping, announced that the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases would formally ratify the Paris agreement on climate change. “We have […]