Andy Rowell

Andy Rowell is a staff blogger for Oil Change International in addition to working as a freelance writer and investigative journalist who specializes in environmental, health and lobbying issues. Follow him on Twitter: @andy_rowell

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 9:15am
Obama to "Halt" New Coal Leases
Every day, it seems, brings more bad news for the fossil fuel industry. The week started badly with the news that they US coal giant Arch Coal , which owns the world’s biggest coal-mining complex, was filing for bankruptcy. This means that that over a quarter of American coal production is now...
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 12:30pm
Climate Change Altering Greenland Ice-Sheet: Accelerating Sea Level Rise
Not long into the New Year and already a new warning about climate change and rising sea levels. A new scientific study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change , is warning that climate change may be affecting the vast Greenland ice sheet more seriously than previously thought...
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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:30pm
"We See You, Fossil Fuels, and We Are Coming"
In the end, after two weeks of tortuous and exhausting negotiations in Paris, the UN agreement on climate reached on Saturday has been hailed as “historic, durable and ambitious.” But we should remember it has taken twenty years of fighting huge political inertia and the oil industry’s multi-...
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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
GOP Climate Denial Puts "Future of Civilization at Risk"
Obama may be talking the climate change talk in Paris, but back home the Republican Party (GOP) is doing everything in its power to make sure there is no deal. Although Obama is dismissive of the Republican denial machine, we should all be taking it seriously. “It may be hard for Republicans to...
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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 8:45am
BP’s Dispersants Didn’t Help Break Down Oil From Spill
Once again the veterans of the Exxon Valdez have been proved right, after their warnings about the use of toxic dispersants during the subsequent Deepwater Horizon oil spill look to have been vindicated by new academic research. In the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater spill in 2010, with the...
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:00am
BP Finally Admits Not All Oil Will Be Burnt
For some years now a growing number of activists, scientists and analysts have been warning that, if we are going to keep global warming to 2 degrees Celcius, that a significant quantify of fossil fuel reserves can never be burnt. The latest warning came late last month from the Governor of the...
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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 10:30am
'Legislation to Remove Crude Export Restrictions Is Not Needed at This Time'
Just as the Republicans seemed to be gaining a head of steam in their efforts to overturn America’s decades-old crude export ban, the White House has announced it would veto any proposals. In a statement the White House said about the 40 year-old ban, which the oil industry and its allies have been...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 2:45pm
OPEC: 'All Eyes Are on How Quickly US Production Falls'
The oil cartel, OPEC, has confirmed what has been obvious to many for months: US shale production is in deep, deep trouble as the fracking boom bursts in the face of low oil prices. The cartel published its latest monthly oil market report yesterday revealing that it believes it is winning the...
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Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 9:45am
Deconstructing Shell’s “Memories of the Future”
For a while now a growing number of people have been asking a series of pertinent questions about Shell’s Arctic drilling operations, which could probably be boiled down to this: Why would the global oil giant risk billions of dollars of its own money, irreparable damage to a pristine environment,...
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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:15pm
The Arctic is Shell’s New Corporate Crisis
Twenty years ago, the oil giant Shell was plunged into a corporate crisis after it was internationally criticised for trying to dump the redundant Brent Spar oil platform in the North Sea and for being complicit in the murder of the acclaimed Nigerian activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa. As Shell recoiled from...
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