environmental groups

We Read the Comments, So You Don't Have To, Part 5: Industry and Environmental Groups

January 28, 2015 by Frank Swigonski

EPA Regulation Comments from Interest Groups

The EPA received millions of comments on the Clean Power Plan. But don't worry; our Carbon Policy Analysts identified the top comments and plowed through them. This final post analyzes the comments from industry and environmental groups.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: "We Don't Think Additional Regulation is Needed at this Time"

January 21, 2015 by Jared Anderson

Oil and Gas Regulation Proposal and Reaction

The Obama administration announced plans earlier this week to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas operations. This announcement resulted in the usual chorus of applause and grumbles from environmentalists and the energy industry, respectively.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'A Novel Legal Strategy,' Albeit Unconstitutional

November 16, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Shell Legal Strategy

Shell employed an interesting legal tactic when it preemptively sued several environmental and activist groups in order to head off potential legal challenges to the company’s controversial Alaskan exploratory drilling program. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Shell’s approach unconstitutional.[read more]

Moderate Environmentalists Go Nuclear

Last year, many scoffed at the suggestion that support was growing for nuclear power. Before the release of pro-nuclear documentary Pandora's Promise, green magazine Grist wrote, "Of the 10 leading enviro groups in the US, zero support new nuclear power plants."[read more]

Environmental Groups Gear Up to Stop US LNG Exports

April 8, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and 350.org wrote to President Obama, urging him to require a Keystone-style environmental review--presumably entailing similar delays--for the proposed Cove Point, Maryland liquefied natural gas export terminal.[read more]

Cozy Financial Relationships Between Environmentalists and Oil and Natural Gas Companies

May 28, 2010 by Rod Adams

A friend who has heard me discuss my theories about the relationships between mainstream Environmental groups and fossil fuel extraction and marketing companies sent me a link to an article titled Polluted by profit: Johann Hari on the real Climategate. He included a rather amusing subject line on the email "Red meat for Rod" and...[read more]

20 environmental and climate groups applaud progress on Senate climate and clean energy jobs bill, will work to shape details

March 19, 2010 by Joseph Romm

The details of the bipartisan climate and clean energy bill are starting to leak out (see here). Twenty environmental, climate and progressive groups — including the one I work for — have issued a statement “in reaction to a late Thursday meeting with Senator John Kerry”: “We are encouraged by the progress being made by Senators John...[read more]

Oyster Creek under fire over cooling towers

January 14, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Environmental groups are not giving up on efforts to close the recently relicensed reactor A coalition of a half-dozen environmental groups, thwarted in their efforts to shut down one of the nation’s oldest operating commercial nuclear reactors, has a new tactic. The groups are pushing the State of New Jersey to require the 619 MW...[read more]