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EDF, Chevron Agree Natural Gas Fracking Here to Stay, Part Ways on Fugitive Methane Emissions and Short-Term Impacts of Shale Boom

Fugitive methane emissions could wipe out any climate benefits of burning natural gas instead of coal

Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) sat down with Chevron’s Vice President of Policy and Planning Rhonda Zygocki on Monday at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to discuss, among other things, the recent boom in natural gas hydrofracking (or simply “fracking”). Natural gas as “magic bullet” Zygocki spoke of a “fundamental shift in the energy landscape” over the past few years …

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Enviro News Wrap: The Real Story on Gas Prices; Chevron Execs Barred from Leaving Brazil; the Growth of Solar, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A lot of what I know about the American oil industry I learned from Antonia Juhasz, an activist working in California who recently went on MSNBC to discuss oil prices. Her best point was this: the price of oil will no longer be lower than what it …

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Musings of a Malcontent: What’s 157,000 gallons of oil a day between friends?

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash I love the Internet. Well to be more precise, I love the freedom of the Internet. The fact that all kinds of amazing information is right there – assuming you can find it among the spam and porn – to help shape our understanding of what is actually going on in …

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Chevron in Ecuador; GOP Aims to Kill EPA

Chevron's attempt at a clean public image is juxtaposed with an $8 billion judgement from an Ecuadorian court for decades of environmental damage in the Amazon

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) An Ecuadorian judge ordered Chevron this week to pay $8.6 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon rainforest from 1964 until 1990. The payout is the second largest ever in an environmental case, with only the damages BP agreed to pay in the wake of last summer’s Deepwater …

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Chevron in Ecuador: Not the Image Projected in We Agree Campaign

The recent $8 billion judgement from an Ecuadorian court against Chevron for environmental damage in the Amazon stands in stark contrast to the oil giant’s latest ad campaign, called We Agree. For a closer look at the campaign and why it is greenwash at its best (or worse) read my latest post on TheGreenWashingBlog.com [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeGVvsIwMRE&feature=player_embedded’]

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Environmental News Wrap: June 22-27

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Environmental News Pick of the Week: Paying industrializing countries to not destroy their own environment has been talked about for a long time, now Ecuador is stepping up to ask for billions of dollars simply to not extract all the oil under their land. Ecuador is also in the …

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Environmental News Wrap-Up: April 11-19

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Obama promises that his next focus will be the environment. It will be interesting to see how hard Obama pushes against industry and how much we accomplishes. After Copenhagen the US is still looking for an international plan of action. Reuters explains the approach that the US will take …

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