In the farming country of northwest Alberta, heavy oil wells are becoming more common than cattle and combines. Along with money and jobs, the boom has brought smells and fumes that are adding to the greenhouse gas emissions from Canada’s oil sands.
Wendy Abrams’ opportunity came in the photo line. As she stepped up to take her picture with President Barack Obama during a fundraiser last month in Chicago, she made her pitch: How could a president who vowed to tackle climate change possibly approve the Keystone XL pipeline?
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is appealing to his European peers to stop EU plans to single out Alberta’s oil sands as a source of high-polluting energy as the country struggles to find new markets for its oil.
The Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council said the U.S. Interior Department should charge companies that mine coal more after an audit found the federal government may be missing out on millions of dollars in payments.
InsideClimateNews.org — In 2008, Virginia resident Ruth McElroy Amundsen took her first stab at using shareholder activism to spur action on climate change—she introduced a resolution that challenged Dominion Resources Inc., Virginia's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, to get more of its electricity from renewables.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s BNSF Railway Co. and five other coal shippers were sued by the Sierra Club over claims they discharge coal into Puget Sound and other waterways in violation of the U.S. Clean Water Act.
Ferrari SpA wants to ship its luxury sports cars to the U.S. without having to pay duties. The owner of KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants is seeking lower tariffs on chicken wings exported to feed hungry Europeans.