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Exxon Mobil’s Lawyer Calls Lawsuit A ‘Cruel Joke' As Climate Change Fraud Trial Ends

Lawyers for New York State and Exxon Mobil Corp. delivered closing arguments in a closely watched trial accusing the oil company of hiding from investors the true cost of addressing climate change.

November 7, 2019


In Boost To Climate Policy, EU Makes First Move To End Fossil Fuel Funding

Preliminary text of agreement calls on lender to stop funding projects.

November 7, 2019

Public Capital

Carbon Tracker Report: Paris Targets Require Majors, E&Ps To Shrink

Many oil and gas companies, particularly the majors, have publicized their efforts to be good stewards of the environment, particularly on climate change.

November 6, 2019


Pipeline Spill Hardens Landowner Opposition To Keystone XL

Keystone line has experienced four releases, much more than TC Energy estimated.

November 6, 2019

Exploration & Production

Pioneer CEO Calls Out Shale Industry For Permian Basin Gas Flaring

Companies are targeting oil in the fast-growing field, but pipeline construction has lagged, leaving natural gas as a byproduct to be burned or vented.

November 5, 2019


Trump Administration Begins Paris Climate Pact Exit

Withdrawal fulfills president’s promise to limit red tape; EU and environmental groups express dismay.

November 5, 2019


Senators Aim To Fill FERC Seats, Bolster Energy Innovation

Murkowski and Manchin focus on efficiencies and creating jobs to replace those related to coal.

November 5, 2019


Iran Further Distances Itself From 2015 Deal By Fueling Fordow Centrifuges

Symbolic move will complicate European efforts to salvage the nuclear deal.

November 5, 2019


Amid Climate Worries, Mexico Doubles Down On Fossil Fuels

Lopez Obrador aims to leverage oil to fight poverty, but environmentalists insist he is going in the wrong direction.

November 4, 2019


Britain Orders Immediate Moratorium On Fracking

The decision follows a report on an incident at a site run by British energy company Cuadrilla Resources near Blackpool, northern England where a 2.9-magnitude tremor shook houses in August.

November 3, 2019