February 12, 2016

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

Massive Natural Gas Storage Leak Alarms CA Residents, Climate Activists

Rupture at Aliso Canyon natural gas storage site has released the equivalent of 800,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and won’t be plugged for another 3 months
By Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian, December 4, 2015

It’s the climate equivalent of the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico: the rupture … Continue reading

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline After 7 Years Of Review

Obama: “The State Department has decided that the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States. I agree with that decision.”
By Laura Barron-Lopez and Kate Sheppard, Huffington Post, November 6, 2015

President Barack Obama on Friday rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL … Continue reading

Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by NY Attorney General

Mr. Schneiderman’s decision to scrutinize the fossil fuel companies may well open a new legal front in the climate change battle
By Justin Gillis and Clifford Krauss, New York Times, November 5, 2015

California is also investigating Exxon Mobil.

The New York attorney general has begun an investigation of Exxon … Continue reading

Fossil Fuel Companies Risk Plague of Lawsuits

Oil, gas and coal companies face the mounting risk of legal damages for alleged climate abuse as global leaders signal an end to business-as-usual
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph, October 27, 2015

Oil, gas and coal companies face the mounting risk of legal damages for alleged climate abuse as global … Continue reading

The End of Growth in the Tar Sands

An incredible and diverse movement is having keeping some of the world’s dirtiest oil – the Alberta tar sands – in the ground
By Hannah McKinnon, Oil Change International, October 27, 2015

Download the full report: “Lockdown: The End of Growth in the Tar Sands”
Download the executive summary of Continue reading