May 31, 2016

Stop the Seneca Lake Gas Storage Project

Dear friends of Seneca Lake –

On Monday May 16, We Are Seneca Lake Defenders will be making a ruckus outside of Con Ed’s shareholder meeting in NYC, since Con Ed just bought into the ill-planned gas storage operation at Seneca Lake. We have 30 people signed up to go, … Continue reading

VICTORY in Landmark Climate Case!

FEDERAL COURT AFFIRMS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF KIDS and DENIES MOTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AND FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY IN YOUTH’S CLIMATE CHANGE CASE
By Our Children’s Trust, April 8, 2016

Read the full press release here.
Read the Court’s order here.

Today, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin of the federal … Continue reading

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.
By Bill McKibben, The Nation, 3/23/16

Global warming is, in the end, not about the noisy political battles here on the planet’s surface. It actually happens in constant, silent interactions in the atmosphere, where the molecular structure … Continue reading

EPA Will Limit Methane from Existing Oil and Gas Facilities

No credible plan to combat climate change can ignore methane emissions
By Casey Coates Danson, Climate Progress, March 10, 2016

The EPA will limit methane emissions from existing oil and gas facilities — a huge move by the federal agency, announced in conjunction with President Obama’s meeting with Canadian Prime … Continue reading

How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?

The global warming potential of the gaseous fossil fuel may be consistently underestimated
By Gayathri Vaidyanathan, ClimateWire, December 22, 2015

Letter [HERE] from Bryce F. Payne Jr., PhD et al to President Obama on methane emissions.
This article was written by Climate Wire (a large, well respected environmental news service) Continue reading

CO & CA: Getting Gassed Together

The BIG NEWS was that two Colorado cities told the oil boys to take a hike
by Philip Doe, Counter Punch, January 29, 2016

In the past few weeks, something truly unusual happened here in Colorado.

It wasn’t that the Arctic Vortex had taken up residence in the state. The … Continue reading

As US Rushes to Build Gas Lines, Failure Rate of New Pipes Has Spiked

New pipelines are failing at a rate on par with gas transmission lines installed before the 1940s
By Sarah Smith, SNL Financial, September 9, 2015

The push to build new pipelines to transport abundant shale supplies appears to be having a materially adverse impact on pipeline safety.

According to a … Continue reading

CA to Investigate Whether Exxon Mobil Lied About Climate-Change Risks

Did Exxon Mobil’s actions amount to securities fraud and violations of environmental laws?
By Ivan Penn, Los Angeles Times, January 20, 2016

New York State is also investigating Exxon Mobil.

California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is investigating whether Exxon Mobil Corp. repeatedly lied to the public and its shareholders … Continue reading

Video Makes Visible CA’s Unseen Natural Gas Disaster

A huge methane leak near Los Angeles is spewing tens of thousands of pounds of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every hour
By Todd Woody, TakePart, December 29, 2015

See all the work DCS has done on methane baselines.

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More than two months after a Southern … Continue reading

Letter to President Obama on Methane Emissions

Below is a very important letter regarding the potentially severe mistake of conflating all greenhouse gases to CO2 equivalents using a 100 year time period in the current UNFCCC emissions reporting system. Methane (the major short lived greenhouse gas) expends its climate warming impact over a much shorter period of … Continue reading