Category: Politics

Political topics related to climate change, the environment, or energy issues.

Mariner East Map, Pipelines, Climate Change

Pennsylvania Regulators OK Leaky 80-year-old Mariner East 1 Pipeline, Set Conditions for Restart of Mariner East II

In a split decision today, Pennsylvania state regulators allowed the aging Mariner East 1 pipeline to resume transporting highly explosive natural gas liquids, but continued an emergency shut-down of work on a section of a

Lee Raymond, Exxon Mobil Climate Change Denial, Lee Raymond, Rex Tillerson

Climate Lawsuits: Depose Lee Raymond and Rex Tillerson

As we have been saying…lots of climate lawsuits are landing in State and Federal courts nationwide. As these suits move forward, there is a short list of people who ought to be deposed first. Former

Will Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam accept Dominion money for inaugural committee?

In the coming weeks, Dominion Energy will almost certainly try to deliver a $50,000 check to Governor-elect Northam for his inaugural committee. In Virginia politics this is routine–since 1998 Dominion has contributed over $225,000 to

Red Team Heartland

Heartland Institute’s Climate Red Team Lists Revealed

The Heartland Institute is frustrated that their yearlong campaign to create a ‘Red Team-Blue Team’ debate on climate has failed.  Leaked internal email reveals their anxiety and desperation that the Trump team isn’t doing enough to kill

CIC Demands Energy Chief Perry’s Travel Records– and Moniz’s with Southern CEO Fanning

In his October 12th congressional testimony about why he cost U.S. taxpayers some $56,000 for travel on non-commercial aircraft, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry suggested that his predecessor, Ernest Moniz, had done essentially the same

Exxon and Koch Funded Deniers Who Pushed Trump to Exit Paris Climate Agreement

The Money Behind Paris Agreement Opposition On May 8th, 2017, forty four climate denying “free market” anti-government organizations wrote a letter to President Trump urging him to pull the United States out of the Paris

The Vogtle 3 and 4 nuclear reactors in June 2014.

Despite Huge Losses and Its own Bungling, Southern Company Wants to Complete Vogtle Plant

With Southern Company’s board voting today to green light the completion of the Vogtle nuclear power plant, the prospect that Georgia utility customers may be on the hook for many billions for a plant that

Mississippi Regulators Veto Any More Money for Southern Company’s Kemper Plant in Stunning Vote

In a historic vote this morning, Mississippi state regulators slammed the brakes on the Kemper coal power plant, saying they will refuse to ask utility customers to pay anything for Kemper’s non-functional multi-billion dollar “clean

Steve Milloy climate denier’s ExxonMobil shareholder proposal goes down in flames

Steve Milloy’s decades long war on climate change science and policy continued today at the ExxonMobil Annual General Meeting for shareholders. There Milloy forwarded shareholder proposal on “Nuisance Shareholders” with an attack on environmentalists, shareholder activists

Trump Administration Pressing for Appeal, Dismissal of Climate Lawsuit

The Trump administration is asking an Oregon federal judge in the Our Children’s Trust case to let a higher court review her decision to permit a historic climate change lawsuit to proceed, and to halt