THE BADGER-TWO MEDICINE AREAToo Sacred To Drill Victory: Court rules these lands too sacred to drill For more than 10,000 years, the Badger-Two Medicine area has provided strength, subsistence, and cultural identity for members of the Blackfeet Nation. This week, a federal court rejected the last remaining oil and gas drilling lease in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine […]

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Center for Biological Diversity News Release BAKERSFIELD, Calif.― On the eve of a holiday weekend and during a global pandemic, the Trump administration last week approved a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It would be the first well drilled in the monument since it was established in 2001.

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Ottawa on Friday announced a $750-million fund for cracking down on methane, which is sometimes flared off from oil and gas operations. Alberta Energy Regulator photo Canada is putting a combined $2.5 billion toward cleaning up thousands of risky, contaminated oil and gas wells and cutting a potent form of carbon pollution, Prime Minister Justin […]

via Trudeau pumps $1.7 billion into cleaning orphan and inactive wells — County Sustainability Group Photograph by Joel Sartore, Nat Geo Image Collection Read Caption The spill drove a push in science and some changes in regulations, but the dangers of offshore drilling remain. By Alejandra Borunda PUBLISHED April 20, 2020 The BP oil spill of 2010 started suddenly, explosively, and with deadly force. But the response has […]

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“A new United Nations report highlighting the devastating impact of humans on the natural world should serve as an urgent ‘wake-up call’ to policymakers in the Cayman Islands and across the globe, according to a host of environmental officials, researchers and non-profits.” James Whittaker reports for the Cayman Compass, writing about the most threatened animals […]

via Nature’s dangerous decline: 1 million species facing extinction — Repeating Islands

The Sierra Club reports Great news — another major bank has dropped out of the shortsighted, financially foolish plan to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, announced an updated energy policy that rules out financing for new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the […]

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Defenders of Wildlife Press Release SENATE AND HOUSE ARCTIC REFUGE WILDERNESS BILLS INTRODUCED Members of Congress Push for Wilderness Two Years After Transmittal WASHINGTON (April 4, 2017) – Today, 40 senators led by Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and a bipartisan group of representatives led by Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick […]

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