Weekly Toll: A Partial List of Workers Killed On the Job in the Last Week

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Houston tow truck driver killed after wrecker stolen HOUSTON, TX — Police say a tow truck driver in Houston whose wrecker was stolen moments after unloading a repossessed car was killed when the alleged thief ran him over. Houston assistant police chief James Jones said Friday the suspected thief ultimately crashed the tow truck in neighboring...

ANH no sacrificará un litro de agua por un barril de petróleo en Boyacá

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Desde Chiquinquirá se adelantó una audiencia pública con la presencia de miles de personas que le reclamaron al Gobierno Nacional por qué en esta zona del país se adelantará un proyecto sísmico, sin el respeto por la vocación económica de la misma, y sin la debida socialización con sus habitantes. Y es que la empresa...

Colorado Initiative 97: Proposed Ballot measure would bar oil and gas extraction on more than 80 percent of non-federal land

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More than 4 of every 5 acres of non-federal land in Colorado would be off-limits to new oil and gas drilling if voters this fall approve a proposed ballot measure that aims to significantly widen the distance wells have to be from occupied buildings and water sources, according to an analysis released this month by...

Breakthrough Energy Ventures puts big bucks into new energy storage tech

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What do Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, Jack Ma, and David Rubenstein have in common? No, they are not all building new rockets for interstellar exploration. The common bond between them is that all have combined their considerable financial resources to create Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Formed in 2016 with an initial capitalization of $1...

Here’s Why Trump’s New Strategy to Keep Ailing Coal and Nuclear Plants Open Makes No Sense

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This article was originally published by The Conversation.  President Donald Trump recently ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take “immediate steps” to stop the closure of coal and nuclear power plants. And according to a draft memo that surfaced the same day, the federal government may establish a “Strategic Electric Generation Reserve” to purchase electricity from...

Berkeley Declares A ‘Climate Emergency,’

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The California city that was home to 1960’s radicals and known for excessively liberal politics declared a “climate emergency” on Tuesday evening, backing policies to “humanely stabilize” the human population. The Berkeley City Council unanimously voted to mobilize other California governments “to initiate a just local, state, national, and global climate emergency mobilization to restore...

Decretos sí abren puerta a las privatizaciones: Observatorio del Agua Jalisco

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Reporte GDL Debido a que una de las cuencas hidrológicas en las que se ha suprimido la veda, con los decretos presidenciales del pasado del pasado cinco de junio, pertenece al Río Santiago y atraviesa el territorio de Jalisco, el Observatorio Ciudadano para la Gestión Integral del Agua para el Estado de Jalisco se posicionó....

Fossilgasterminalen ett hån mot miljön

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Liberalernas motion mot den planerade fossilgasterminalen röstades ner när en majoritet av Göteborgspolitikerna prioriterade bort klimatet. Bland annat Miljöpartiet argumenterade att fossilgasterminalen behövs som ett led på vägen mot ett fossilfritt samhälle. En massiv satsning till för att öka användningen av fossilgas i Sverige i minst 40 år. Hur går det ihop med målet om...

Landmark report on fracking to be updated and £7.6m shale gas research confirmed – DRILL OR DROP?

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool, 19 June 2018. Photo: Ros Wills A report relied upon by the Government in its support for shale gas extraction is to be updated. The Royal Society confirmed to DrillOrDrop that it planned to publish a new report on hydraulic fracturing this winter. The new review, to...

Court decision prevents unstudied fracking in Santa Fe National Forest

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In a victory for New Mexico’s air, climate, and water, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico today rejected a 2015 oil and gas lease sale covering 19,788 acres of oil and gas leases on the Santa Fe National Forest. The Bureau of Land Management failed to quantify the full life cycle...

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