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Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #105 on: September 13, 2017, 06:37:49 pm »


I Was an Exxon-Funded Climate Scientist    

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

By Katharine Hayhoe, The Conversation | Op-Ed

Katharine Hayhoe  is director of the Climate Science Center and a professor at Texas Tech University.

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Fresh out of Canada, I was unaware that there were people who didn't accept climate science -- so unaware, in fact, that it was nearly half a year before I realized I'd married one -- let alone that Exxon was funding a disinformation campaign at the very same time it was supporting my research on the most expedient ways to reduce the impact of humans on climate. 



Yet Exxon's choices have contributed directly to the situation we are in today, a situation that in many ways seems unreal: one where many elected representatives oppose climate action, while China leads the U.S. in wind energy, solar power, economic investment in clean energy and even the existence of a national cap and trade policy similar to the ill-fated Waxman-Markey bill of 2009.

Personal Decisions

This latest study underscores why many are calling on Exxon to be held responsible for knowingly misleading the public on such a critical issue. For scientists and academics, though, it may fuel another, different, yet similarly moral debate.

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Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #106 on: September 13, 2017, 06:45:13 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: The mens rea purpose of fossil fuel Industry mendacious propaganda is to produce DOUBT about the danger their polluting product represents to the biosphere (see below).



Exxon did know about climate change since the 70s — and it lied, knowingly   

LAST UPDATED ON AUGUST 28TH, 2017 AT 11:39 AM BY MIHAI ANDREI

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The world’s largest company knew what was going on for a long time.

It should surprise no one that ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company, does a lot of science. Many scientists will tell you that Exxon and other oil companies do some of the best geology studies out there — and that makes a lot of sense. With billions in profit every year and a direct interest in understanding both local and planetary processes, Exxon’s research and development is booming.

So one can only wonder then, why hasn’t Exxon addressed climate change earlier? It’s virtually impossible to study earth science and fossil fuels for so long and not come across anything, yet Exxon has refuted climate change for many years, saying that it’s not happening and investing millions and millions into denying it.


Well, more and more evidence is lining up that Exxon did know about climate change, they just lied.

A mountain of damaged oil drums near an Exxon refinery. Image credits: EPA.

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On the question of whether ExxonMobil misled non-scientific audiences about climate science, our analysis supports the conclusion that it did,” a team from Harvard University writes in the study.

“ExxonMobil contributed quietly to the science and loudly to raising doubts about it.”

A conflict of interests

Several pieces of evidence have emerged, all indicating that Exxon purposefully kept climate change science under the lid. It all peaked in 2015 when an email from inside the company revealed that Exxon had data pertaining to climate change as early as 1981 – seven years before it became a public issue.

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http://www.zmescience.com...-climate-change-26082017/

The Fossil Fuelers DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME,   but since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks, they are trying to AVOID   DOING THE TIME or     PAYING THE FINE!     Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   
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Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #107 on: September 13, 2017, 06:56:51 pm »


September 13, 2017

InfluenceMap

Five German companies among most active lobbying against climate policy

Five major companies from Germany are among the world’s 35 most active anti-climate policy lobbying enterprises, British think tank InfluenceMap says. In a study that examines the companies most influential in shaping climate and energy policy around the world, Germany’s BASF, Bayer, Heidelberg Cement, Daimler and BMW figure among those who “delay or dilute efficiency and CO2 emissions standards and procedures both in Europe and North America” the think tank argues.

Estimating a company’s impact on climate change solely by gauging their greenhouse gas emission “may be incomplete”, InfluenceMap says in a study, arguing that their influence on climate-related public discourse and policy from governments merits similar attention.

On the other hand, InfluenceMap says Germany’s EnBW and Deutsche Telekom are among the companies most active in using their influence to further energy transition and emissions reduction goals.

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« Reply #108 on: September 13, 2017, 07:13:37 pm »
Corporate Carbon Policy Footprint - the 50 Most Influential

An InfluenceMap Report

September 2017

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"The data shows the climate policy agenda, in terms of corporate influencing, is being driven by a small number of massive global corporations. It also shows a group of powerful of companies in the tech, consumer goods and utilities sectors increasingly pushing for policy to implement the Paris Agreement." - Dylan Tanner, Executive Diretor, InfluenceMap

“Lobbying should come under the same scrutiny as any other business activity. If companies are making a concerted effort to undermine climate policy, they may well be driving a systemic risk that will impact portfolios.” - Alice Garton, Corporate lawyer, ClientEarth

"Corporations can greatly influence what policies are adopted to address climate change. Thus it is important to extend the analysis of corporate behavior beyond its physical emissions. This accounting system clearly shows which corporations are assisting in a transition to a low carbon future, and those that are hindering this effort. Investors concerned about climate change need to take corporate policy actions into account in their investment decisions." - Robert J. Brulle, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science, Drexel University

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« Reply #109 on: September 30, 2017, 07:31:42 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Houston got promised 15 billion or so. Puerto Rico, much worse hit, got promised one Billion or so.  But you Texans that don't work for the polluters had better not count on gettin' a fair amount of that 15 billion.




September 30, 2017

Will Harvey Disaster Relief Go to Climate Polluters?

Many are concerned that most of the aid will go toward Texas businesses--including the fossil fuel industry, which contributed to the climate-change related catastrophe in the first place. TRNN speaks with Reggie James, director of the Sierra Club's Lone Star Chapter


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« Reply #110 on: October 03, 2017, 07:03:49 pm »


Corruption, Corruption, Corruption


Sep. 29, 2017 3:30 pm

While the CDC budget is being slashed, Thom discovers that the rich are flying around the world using our military planes?



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Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #111 on: October 04, 2017, 03:03:48 pm »
Resilience is Illegal in Florida  >:(

By Tom Lewis | September 19, 2017 | Energy

Let’s say you live in Florida. Yes, I know, that requires us to assume you are pretty oblivious to the rising seas and corrosive stupidity assailing the state from every direction, but let’s just say you live in Florida. No offense.

You’re smart enough to know that life in Hurricane Alley could get difficult, and you live after all in the Sunshine State, so you installed solar panels on your roof, enough to run your house, just in case. Now, we just assumed you were dense enough to choose to live in Florida , so let’s assume, on the other side of the ledger, that you are smart enough to have avoided some of the major pitfalls of the rooftop solar business.   

Number one, you avoided the trap of the new solar panels with the built-in inverters. Designed for and marketed to the accountants among us, who see solar panels primarily as a way to reduce power bills, these new-age solar panels save you the trouble of buying and installing a separate inverter to bump the output from 12 volts — what the panels produce — to 120 volts — what most things in your house require.

You didn’t do that because it gradually dawned on you — they never tell you this up front that the panels require power from the grid to run the inverters. Know what that means? In a power outage, your new solar panels are useless.* When the grid is down, your panels will churn out tons of 12 volt current that you can’t use because you can’t plug your panels into the grid. Now, because you’re smart about these things, you didn’t buy the new solar panels. To you, saving a few bucks by selling your excess solar-panel output to the power company is not as important as saving your butt in an emergency.

Okay, so far so good. But this is where you run into Florida Power and Light(FPL), the state’s monopolistic and avaricious electric utility company. Snag #1: If you install more than 10 kilowatts worth of solar panels, you must pay FPL up to $1,000 for the privilege. Not for the panels, not for anything but the privilege. Why? Because they can.

Snag #2:  You are not going to be allowed to go off the grid. Even if you have installed enough solar power to run your house  and you want to do it, you are required by law to connect your system to the grid. And you have to pay a monthly fee for that privilege, too.

If you are getting the impression that FPL regulates Florida state government, and not the other way around, you’re getting the right picture. FPL made more than a billion dollars in profits last year, and that’s after spending millions to induce lawmakers to hobble solar panel owners. 

(That’s not all the lobbyists do, of course. After Hurricane Wilma killed the power to 75 per cent of FPL’s customers, the state government girded it legislative loins and insisted that the utility do better next time. The lobbyists put out all the fires with assurances that FPL had “hardened” the grid against hurricane damage and would do much better next time. Next time was Wilma. This time, 90 per cent of FPL’s customers lost power. )

So let’s say you’re one of them, but this time it’s different for you. You’ve spent over $30,000 on a solar system, and your roof is generating all the power you need. You have a switch that disconnects your system from the grid and allows you to use the power you are making while the grid is down.

Snag #3, aka The Big One: You are prohibited by law from throwing that switch.  That’s right. The law, written by FPL, requires you to install the switch and forbids you to use it. The rationale is that you might accidentally back-feed the grid and shock a lineman. You live in Florida, after all, and might not be able to distinguish between the label that says “ON” and the one that says “OFF.”

This is the state that will not permit anyone in government to use the words “climate change,” and that ignores the rising seas that are intruding at high tide into the streets of Miami Beach, Coral Gables, and countless coastal developments.

And you live in this state?

http://www.dailyimpact.ne...ce-is-illegal-in-florida/

* Agelbert NOTE: There is an OFF GRID work around for the solar panel with micro-inverters that require grid power.  ;D Tom Lewis correctly takes Floridians to task for their stupid fascist laws and the stupidity of a government not allowed to talk about the in-your-face climate change destroying their state, but he forgot to mention that solar panels with individual micro-inverters are far more efficient than a system with a single large inverter because large inverters reduce the output from the ENTIRE system of panels when a SINGLE panel is in partial or complete shade. Micro-inverters reduce power only from the shaded panel while the others are getting the maximum into your battery and/or appliances.

Finally, there is no way in God's good Earth that the Republican Fossil fuel and Nuclear power defending government of Florida is going to be able to enforce the "law" requiring that you not throw that switch.  ;D



VERY SOON, ANOTHER hurricane (see NHC web site) is headed to Florida, this time near the Capital of Tallahassee (God must have heard Tom Lewis.    ) . Let's see how many people avoid "throwing that switch" when they ain't got no juice from the grid. They HAVE to throw the switch to isolate house power from the grid or some workman on a pole restoring power after the storm will be fried to death. Therefore, the Florida polluter welfare queen defending "law" is unenforceable in a court of law.

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Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #112 on: October 05, 2017, 06:43:47 pm »
 

Breaking Down Trump’s Anti-Science Agenda By The Numbers

31, 27, 10, 1, 0 & 0; 78; 20,000,000,000; 0.0007%. While they might not look like much at first, these numbers represent so much that’s wrong with the Trump administration.

First: 31, 27, 10, 1, 0 & 0. Delaware Senator Tom Carper listed these as the reasons he opposes Trump’s nomination of former Bush-era EPA employee William Wehrum for assistant administrator of the EPA’s Office of Air and Regulation. NRDC’s John Walke tweeted an explanation of Carper’s reasoning in an impressive Twitter thread on the hearing: 31 is the number of times in the last decade that Wehrum has sued the EPA. 27 is the number of times that the EPA clean air office, under Wehrum, lost lawsuits over weakened protections. 10 is the number of years children were needlessly exposed to toxic pollution, courtesy of Wehrum’s illegal delays on regulations. 1 is the number of times Wehrum appears to have lifted language verbatim from his former law firm straight into EPA rulemaking. 0 is the number of times Wehrum fought for stronger public health protections in court after leaving the EPA. 0 is also the number of times Wehrum promised to protect public health in a private meeting with Senator Carper. Though it’s quite a bit, it’s still a pretty succinct summary of the talent Trump is tapping to drain  the swamp.


Next up, 78. That’s the number of ways the Trump administration has sold out public health and lands to private interests, as compiled by the Center for American Progress. They’ll keep updating the page, so this number can only keep going up.

As will 20,000,000,000, the dollar figure for US subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, according to a new report from Oil Change International. They also point out two additional figures: the $350 million the industry has given to Congress, and its impressive 8,200% return on investment.



Finally, the smallest figure: 0.0007%. That’s percent of grid down time in the last five years that can be attributed to fuel supply problems, according to Rhodium Group research. With that miniscule percentage, it’s even more clear that Rick Perry’s use of fuel supply as justification to lavish money on coal and nuclear plants is just an excuse. To arrive at that figure, Rhodium went through the records of customer-hours of major electricity disruptions between 2012 and 2016, and separated the hours out by what caused the outage. The overwhelming majority of outages were due to extreme weather, mainly knocking down power lines. Of the 3.4 billion customer-hours of lost power, only 2,815 hours were due to supply problems--just 0.0007%. Of that pittance, 2,333 hours were caused by a single event in Minnesota in 2014, which involved a coal plant.

But if you think these numbers will add up to any change among the divided morons in the Trump administration, well... we wouldn’t count on it. 
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Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #113 on: October 21, 2017, 08:10:55 pm »


October 19, 2017

Secretive Billionaire Wants to Expand Fossil Fuel Empire in the US

James Ratcliffe , the billionaire owner of the chemical giant Ineos Corporation, is pushing for a dangerous pipeline through Pennsylvania, while the company quietly works to start fracking operations in Scotland and the UK, says Food & Water Watch's Patrick Woodall


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« Reply #114 on: October 21, 2017, 08:41:51 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: It is a pleasure to see the Polluter crooks and liars TAKE A HIT TO THEIR profit over planet WALLETS for their Mens Rea Orwellian methods.   




October 18, 2017

California Judge Delivers 'Knockout Punch' to RICO Case Against Greens

A California judge dismissed the charges from logging giant Resolute and awarded Greenpeace and other defendants their attorneys' fees. 'It could not have gone any better,' says Todd Paglia, executive director of Stand.earth and a defendant in the case


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« Reply #115 on: October 22, 2017, 06:23:50 pm »



TRUMP’S BRAZEN ATTEMPT TO OPEN THE ARCTIC UP TO DRILLING

By Rebecca Bowe | Wednesday, October 11, 2017


The way of life of the Gwich’in people, who have depended on the caribou of the Arctic Refuge for millennia, is threatened by plans for oil drilling. PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE 

UPDATE, October 11, 2017: The House has approved a budget resolution that paves the way for drilling in the Arctic Refuge, and soon the Senate is expected to vote. This represents one of the greatest legislative threats facing the Arctic Refuge in years. Please take a moment to TAKE ACTION by contacting your Congressional representatives and urging them to protect the Arctic Refuge.

September 25, 2017: Summer in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge doesn’t last for long, but in that brief burst, millions of migratory birds flock to this vast wilderness expanse from every direction. Taking wing from Asia, South America, Africa, Antarctica and all 50 U.S. states, they congregate to nest in the refuge, a national treasure that’s one of the last wild, intact landscapes on the planet. Caribou, polar bears, Arctic foxes and wolverines roam the vast expanse, which spans 19.6 million acres in Northeast Alaska.

The 1.5-million acre coastal plain within the refuge is a biologically rich swath that borders the Beaufort Sea. It’s considered sacred by the indigenous Gwich’in people, whose way of life has for millennia depended on the caribou that calve there each summer.



An Alaskan tundra wolf leaps through the blowing snow in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. TROUTNUT/GETTY IMAGES



For years, Earthjustice has partnered with a diverse coalition of groups to protect the refuge from oil and gas development. PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

These baby tree sparrows are some of the millions of birds that call the Arctic Refuge home. PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE


Legal policy has prohibited new oil exploration for the last 35 years in this pristine wilderness area. PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE


Herds of caribou roam the vast expanse of the Arctic Refuge, which spans 19.6 million acres in northeast Alaska. PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

For decades, the Arctic Refuge and its coastal plain have been at the center of a political tug-of-war over fossil fuel extraction. Earthjustice has long partnered with a diverse coalition of groups on the side of protecting the refuge from oil and gas development. That battle reignited last week with news that the Trump administration is planning an attack on laws protecting the refuge, in order to accelerate oil drilling on the plain.

As the Washington Post revealed, the acting director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service instructed the agency’s Alaska regional director in an August memo to change a rule on “exploratory activity.” This precursor to oil drilling includes ear-piercing seismic blasting and underground shock waves to identify where oil deposits may lie.

The regional director was told to erase the part of the rule spelling out that these harmful exploratory tests were only allowed from Oct. 1, 1984 until May 31, 1986. This one shady little edit flies in the face of 35 years of established legal policy barring new oil exploration in the pristine wilderness area, throwing the biological heart of the refuge into immediate peril.

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“We cannot and should not play politics with our national heritage, just to line the pockets of the oil and gas industry.”

Trump’s political appointees appear to be orchestrating this assault on the Arctic Refuge. Former commissioner of Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources, Joe Balash , who was nominated to a high-ranking Interior post, has submitted multiple proposals to conduct harmful seismic exploration on the Coastal Plain. And David Bernhardt, who Trump appointed to the second-highest position at Interior, represented the state of Alaska in a lawsuit in 2014 against the Interior Department to allow for seismic testing in the coastal plain, but lost. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency that is suddenly pressuring for this rule change, answers to Interior.

Under federal law, only Congress can allow drilling in the refuge, and a 1980 law protects the coastal plain from oil and gas leasing and development. Yet other efforts that could jeopardize the refuge are moving forward simultaneously in Congress.

The House budget resolution for FY 2018 includes provisions that will be used to advance drilling in the refuge, signaling an attempt by congressional allies of the oil industry to insert a highly controversial policy issue into must-pass budget legislation. Meanwhile, the refuge isn’t the only Arctic landscape in the oil and gas industry’s sights. Earthjustice is currently opposing Arctic drilling proposals on multiple fronts, including offshore territories and public lands in the western Arctic.


Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge threatens the habitats of a wide range of wildlife, including polar bears, Arctic foxes and wolverines. SARKOPHOTO/GETTY IMAGES


Secretary Zinke swears in David Bernhardt as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR



Trump’s political appointees have submitted multiple proposals to conduct harmful seismic exploration on the Coastal Plain of the refuge.PHOTO COURTESY OF US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE



This beautiful, expansive Arctic landscape is too precious not to protect from the oil industry’s destructive plans to drill. ERIC RORER/ISTOCK

Even as cries of “drill, baby, drill” seem to be echoing off the walls of smoky backrooms from Alaska to D.C.    , one might be surprised to learn that there isn’t actually any shortage of oil. Supplies have reached historic highs, and gas prices have dipped – which means the industry has little to gain financially by opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

“The Arctic Refuge is just too special to drill for oil and gas that we don’t need and should be kept in the ground,” says Earthjustice Associate Legislative Counsel Marissa Knodel. “For 30 years, Congress has respected the will of the vast majority of American people, who want to protect the Arctic Refuge. Drilling there should be excluded from any budget proposal. We cannot and should not play politics with our national heritage, just to line the pockets of the oil and gas industry.”

https://earthjustice.org/...fuge-at-risk-for-drilling

Agelbert NOTE: For those who think drilling in the (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) ANWR is 'no big deal', please watch the video below to learn why you DO NOT want the ANWR trashed by the Fossil Fuelers (see: When they came for the polar bears, you did nothing...).



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« Reply #116 on: November 07, 2017, 09:05:45 pm »

 

New EPA advisor 
believes air is “a little too clean for optimum health”


LAST UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 6TH, 2017 AT 9:02 PM BY MIHAI ANDREI  E-mail author

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Unfortunately, it seems like this administration is hellbent on making the EPA an anti-scientific, destructive organization. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has replaced 22 members of the Science Advisory Board with industry reps and members of state regulatory agencies. Actually, to be fair, one of them is technically a scientist. The one academic member, Robert Phallen, is mostly known for his statement that “modern air is a little too clean for optimal health.”

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« Reply #117 on: November 08, 2017, 02:03:37 pm »
FINANCE & INNOVATION

The US Just Withdrew from a Global Anti-Corruption Pact

By Joe McCarthy NOV. 3, 2017

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« Reply #118 on: November 11, 2017, 02:02:29 pm »
 

 November 11, 2017

Empire Files: The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey

In this second installment of special coverage Hurricane Harvey's aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates the city and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk areas for flooding and pollution, earning them the name "sacrifice zones." Watch more on teleSUR


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« Reply #119 on: November 11, 2017, 03:01:53 pm »
 

EPA Continues to Serve as Industry Doormat  >:(

Outside interests' brisk takeover of the EPA continued Thursday as the Senate confirmed a controversial lobbyists' nomination and Scott Pruitt  unveiled his latest gift to industry. William Wehrum , whose past client list includes the American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, will lead the Office of Air and Radiation following a party-line vote in the Senate Thursday.

The Bush White House withdrew Wehrum's nomination for the position in 2006, after it became clear the Senate would not confirm his nomination, and Wehrum went on to sue the EPA 31 times since 2008 to undermine the Clean Air Act.

Meanwhile, the EPA unveiled a proposal to rescind an Obama-era emissions rule on older trucks, which is backed by trucking groups and engine manufacturers. The rollback comes following a May meeting between Pruitt and a major manufacturer of truck equipment that would be negatively impacted by the rule.

https://thinkprogress.org...a-conflicts-198ffbc0f46e/

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