Major investors move against Shell and gas sector

May 23, 2018 by  
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Coalition managing $10.4tr in assets urge oil and gas groups to take responsibility for emissions as it diversifies from fossil fuels.

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USGS, EPA investigate link between underground wastewater disposal and Oklahoma’s largest earthquake

September 7, 2016 by  
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On Saturday, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook north central Oklahoma , prompting the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to investigate whether the quake was caused by the oil and gas industry’s practice of underground wastewater disposal . The quake, which is reportedly the largest in the state’s history, damaged some buildings but there have been no reports of injuries or deaths. Many environmental scientists have long suspected that industrial activities like this are linked to, and can even cause, earthquakes, and hopefully soon the USGS will have answers about what is happening in Oklahoma. Saturday’s earthquake occurred near the city of Pawnee at 8:03 a.m. local time and was reportedly felt in six surrounding states. The quake was somewhat unusual because it occurred on a fault that seismologists didn’t even know existed. In fact, the fault that triggered the quake runs perpendicular to the larger well-known fault system. This is the key feature of the earthquake that piqued the interest of USGS researchers, who suspect that human activity may be partially responsible for kicking off the tremor. The Environmental Protection Agency is also investigating the causes and implications of the earthquake. Related: Surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma puts fracking under fire “Without studying the specifics of the wastewater injection and oil and gas production in this area, the USGS cannot currently conclude whether or not this particular earthquake was caused by industrial-related, human activities,” the USGS said in a statement. “However, we do know that many earthquakes in Oklahoma have been triggered by wastewater fluid injection.” State regulators at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission have ordered oil and gas operators to shut down 35 disposal wells that may have contributed to this weekend’s earthquake in what Governor Mary Fallin has called “a mandatory directive.” The wells located within five miles of a 10-mile section of the fault linked to the quake, and they have been ordered to shut down within seven days, and all the other wells must be shut down within 10 days. Last year, a series of earthquakes in Oklahoma had many scientists and environmentalists pointing fingers at fracking, the common practice in the oil and gas industry of injecting high-pressure liquids underground to open fissures, in an effort to gain access to oil and gas. As industry activity in the state has steadily grown, so too have the number of earthquakes measuring at least 3.0 on the Richter scale. After the  magnitude 5.1 quake between Tulsa and Oklahoma City in February, 2015 , residents feared that the worst was yet to come. With this weekend’s quake now being called the strongest ever in the state, and plenty of oil and gas industry drilling ongoing, nobody is sure at this point what to expect next. Via Fox News and USGS Images via USGS and Shutterstock

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Clean energy employs 8.1 million people

June 9, 2016 by  
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With oil and gas jobs on the decline in some places, employment in renewable power is surging.

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After COP21, shareholders lobby on behalf of climate

January 22, 2016 by  
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A shareholder initiative started by Walden Asset Management requests that oil and coal companies disclose lobbying activities and review their advocacy on energy policy and climate change.

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Renewable energy developers get their own watchdog

August 13, 2015 by  
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Equitable Origin started out developing standards for responsible oil and gas exploration. Now, the organization is turning its attention to renewable energy developers.

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Dear Shannon: How do I shift to a sustainability job?

September 26, 2013 by  
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Our resident career coach counsels an oil and gas company's marketing executive on how to transition into sustainability in a similar sector.

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Data teaches serious supply chain lesson to Oregon college

September 26, 2013 by  
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How a simple supply chain emissions analysis changed a college's sustainability strategy.

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Entergy seeks to lead on climate risk mitigation

August 14, 2013 by  
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While most of Louisiana’s oil and gas companies are on the defensive after being sued for destroying wetlands, some have made wetland restoration a major goal.

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Get ready for a warmer world, Shell says

March 1, 2013 by  
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The oil and gas giant says meeting future energy demands while meeting governments' climate goals will be extremely difficult.

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Do the math: Bill McKibben takes on Big Oil

November 14, 2012 by  
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Fossil fuel corporations have five times more oil and coal and gas in known reserves than climate scientists think is safe to burn, McKibben says, and as a result, he's taking action.

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