New York City is suing BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell, saying that each has contributed to global warming and has cost the city billions of dollars as it has tried to mitigate the harm done from such things as deviant weather patterns. The oil giants, though, are firing back, noting that they are on board with efforts to reduce heat-trapping emissions.
Just 90 companies, including ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil and BP, are responsible for causing almost two-thirds of all man-made global emissions during the industrial era, according to research by the Climate Accountability Institute. These “carbon majors” include 50 investor-owned companies, 31 state-owned companies, and nine government-run industries in the former Soviet Union, China and … Read more »
Shell, Gazprom, BHP and other fossil fuel companies are involved in 14 massive coal, oil and gas projects that would produce as much new carbon dioxide emissions in 2020 as is currently emitted by the entire US, and would delay action on climate change for more than a decade, according … Read more »
The House will vote today on GOP legislation to roll back or prevent White House policies that Republicans call anti-coal. The bill would scuttle federal climate change regulations and rules to limit mercury and other toxins from coal-fired power plants, among other provisions. The White House has threatened to veto … Read more »
Pesticides producer Scotts Miracle-Gro was ordered to pay a $12.5 million in fines, penalties and project costs and perform community service violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Scotts will pay a $4 million fine for eleven criminal violations, and will pay over $6 million in penalties and … Read more »
The Justice Department has outlined in new court papers examples of gross negligence and willful misconduct on the part of BP for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf. Gross negligence is the most prominent issue in the filing, with the case scheduled for trial in New Orleans in January 2013. … Read more »