Energy & Fuel

Dakota Access Pipeline Company, Donald Trump Have Close Financial Ties

"Donald Trump’s close financial ties to Energy Transfer Partners, operators of the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, have been laid bare, with the presidential candidate invested in the company and receiving more than $100,000 in campaign contributions from its chief executive."

Source: Guardian, 10/27/2016

NY Supreme Court Orders ExxonMobil To Produce Climate Documents

"In a loss for ExxonMobil, the New York State Supreme Court has ordered the oil giant and its accounting firm to produce documents subpoenaed in a highly charged investigation of whether the company concealed from investors and the public what it knew about climate change as long as four decades ago."

Source: Wash Post, 10/27/2016

You Aren't Allowed To Know How Much of Your Coal Is Being Sold (Cheap?)

The vast coal seams below federally owned lands in the West are a resource owned by the American people as a whole — and when rights to mine them are sold to coal companies, it is supposed to be on terms that are in the public interest. So you'd think public scrutiny via open information would be a given. The Interior Department says not, recently denying a FOIA request for this information. Image: © Clipart.com.

SEJ Objects To Prosecution of Journalists Covering Pipeline Protests

UPDATE: The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) on Oct 19, 2016 wrote law enforcement officials at the state and federal levels, objecting to prosecution of journalists who have been covering protests against the Dakota Access Pipe Line and other pipelines. The prosecutor who charged Democracy Now's Amy Goodman has responded to SEJ's letter.

Sioux Tribe Chairman Meets with Obama to Discuss Dakota Access Pipeline

"Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Chairman Harold Frazier will meet with President Obama [Tuesday] at a private round table event held in Los Angeles. He will ask the president  to protect the rights of the Lakota people, their sacred sites, and waters of the Missouri River."

Source: Native News Online, 10/26/2016

"White House Directs Accelerated Response To Solar Flare Grid Threats"

"One day, the sun might send a massive explosion of highly charged particles flying directly at North America. If a storm hits, some U.S. cities could be blacked out until the solar storm passes to protect electric grid transformers threatened by storm currents, grid officials explain."

Source: EnergyWire, 10/25/2016

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