BERN NOTICE: CNN Climate Town Hall — Compare Bernie’s Green New Deal With Other Plans

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Bern Notice is a production of the Bernie 2020 campaign. Please forward this on to your friends and tell them to subscribe. The views expressed here are solely of the bylined author. Tonight is CNN’s climate town hall and all of the top polling Democratic candidates have now released their proposals to deal with climate...

Russell Brand and the GQ awards: ‘It’s amazing how absurd it seems’ | Culture | The Guardian

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Last week, Russell Brand was in hot water again after cracking a Nazi joke at the expense of GQ award sponsors, Hugo Boss. Here, he gives his side of the story: I have had the privilege of scuba diving. I did it once on holiday, and I’m aware that it’s one of those subjects that...

B.C. carbon pollution rises 1.2 per cent in most recent report | Vancouver Sun

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VICTORIA — B.C.’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade has been virtually wiped out due to large increases in carbon pollution the last two years, according to new government data released Monday. The province’s pollution levels reached almost 64.5 million tonnes of carbon-dioxide equivalent in 2017, according to the most recent...

Key facts about the new EPA plan to reverse the Obama-era methane leaks rule » Yale Climate Connections

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President Trump’s EPA is moving to roll back 2016 Obama administration methane leak regulations for key parts of the oil and gas industry, another example of what seems an across-the-board repudiation of Obama-era environmental and climate change initiatives. The new proposal, if made final, is certain to face legal challenges, with its ultimate fate perhaps...

Even if Injection of Fracking Wastewater Stops, Quakes Won’t – Scientific American

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Jacob Walter likes to remind people that what has transpired in Oklahoma over the past decade is unprecedented in human history. Walter is Oklahoma’s state seismologist, and he is talking about the surge of earthquakes that has plagued his state since its most recent oil-and-gas boom. Production techniques—including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—led to large-scale underground...

Low-cost fracking offers boon to oil producers, headaches for suppliers – Reuters

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SMILEY, Texas (Reuters) – At a dusty drilling site east of San Antonio, shale producer EOG Resources Inc recently completed its latest well using a new technology developed by a small services firm that promises to slash the cost of each by $200,000. The technology, called electric fracking and powered by natural gas from EOG’s...

Write-down of two-thirds of US shale oil explodes fracking myth | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | The Guardian

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Next month, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) will publish a new estimate of US shale deposits set to deal a death-blow to industry hype about a new golden era of US energy independence by fracking unconventional oil and gas. EIA officials told the Los Angeles Times that previous estimates of recoverable oil in the...

“Help me transform this country”: Bernie Sanders rallies thousands of supporters in downtown Denver

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Thousands of people sojourned to Civic Center park early Monday night, where they loudly and proudly cheered on Bernie Sanders as the progressive presidential contender denounced insurance companies, the fossil fuel industry and America’s military industrial complex. The rally had a rock concert atmosphere, with strumming guitarists, volunteers throwing T-shirts to a front row of...

Gobierno asigna otra vez recursos a fracking, pese a promesa de frenar esa técnica: ahora son 10 mil mdp

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Pese a la promesa presidencial de ya no extraer hidrocarburos de pozos mediante la técnica conocida como fracking, la Federación pidió para el próximo 2020 un gasto de más de 10 mil millones de pesos para continuar explotando pozos de hidrocarburos con esta técnica. En el Proyecto de Presupuesto de Egresos 2020, en el apartado...

Long-Awaited EPA Study Says Fracking Pollutes Drinking Water

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In 2010, Congress commissioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the impact of on drinking water. The U.S. EPA released its long-awaited final draft of its report today, assessing how fracking for oil and gas can impact access to safe drinking water. The report refuted the conclusion arrived at by the U.S. EPA’s 2004 study that fracking poses no threat...

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