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Controversy over Koch Foundation Funded Center at U Pitt

Koch Foundation gift sparks heated Faculty Assembly meeting. By SUSAN JONES, University Tiimes, Dec. 5, 2019. “The questions and concerns surrounding a $4.2 million gift from the Koch Foundation to start a new center at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs haven’t gone away since the University officially approved the funding in October. (More...)

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The New Green Scare

by Elizabeth King, The Progressive, October 6, 2019. Lawmakers are ramping up penalties for protesters who take the kind of drastic action needed to save the planet. It was May of this year, and Alex (a pseudonym) was physically attached to cement-filled tires inside a section of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia. The (More...)

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A natural gas blowout in Ohio released more methane than many countries do in an entire year

By Drew Kann and Steve Almasy, CNN.  December 18, 2019.   In February 2018, a blowout at a natural gas well in rural Ohio forced nearby residents to evacuate, but the incident received little national attention at the time. A new analysis of satellite data shows that the leak was far more significant than previously (More...)

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New York Loses Climate Change Fraud Case Against Exxon Mobil

By John Schwartz New York Times, Dec. 10, 2019. A New York state judge on Tuesday handed Exxon Mobil a victory in the civil case brought by the state’s attorney general that argued the company had engaged in fraud through its statements about how it accounted for the costs of climate change regulation. After some four (More...)

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Fossil fuel firms ‘could be sued’ for climate change

The Independent, Dec. 10, 2019.   Isabella Kaminski Filipino human rights committee finds world’s biggest oil companies have legal and moral responsibilities to act, as Greta Thunberg says children’s rights being violated. The world’s most polluting companies could be sued for their contributions to global warming, a major human rights inquiry has found in what has (More...)

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New Hampshire Activists Block Coal Train

350 New Hampshire Action Dec, 8, 2019. In the last 24 hours, a train made its way to the Merrimack Generating Station in Bow, NH. Along the way, three blockades slowed it down. Climate activists in Worcester, Ayer, and Hooksett stood on the train tracks and stalled its arrival in Bow. photo credit 350NewHampshire twitter. News (More...)

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Big Oil Needs to Pay for the Damage It Caused

By Tamara Toles O’Laughlin and Bill McKibben, YES! Magazine, Nov. 15, 2019. Climate change disproportionately affects poor people and people of color. They should be compensated for their suffering. This month in a Manhattan courthouse, New York State’s attorney general Letitia James argued that ExxonMobil should be held accountable for layers of lies about climate (More...)

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Bill Peduto says no additional petrochemical plants should come to Western Pa.

By Ryan Deto, Pittsburgh City Paper, Oct. 30, 2019. Today at the Climate Action Summit, Mayor Bill Peduto announced his opposition to any additional petrochemical cracker plants that have been rumored for the Western Pennsylvania region. … Today, the summit at the David Lawrence convention center in Downtown marks the first time Peduto has publicly (More...)

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