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, February 17, 2017 - 11:45am
Hey "Polluting Pruitt" – What Are you Trying to Hide?
As the world reacts to President Trump’s chaotic turkey-shoot politics it is easy to get sucked into the headlines, but miss the real news. Later today, Scott “Polluting Pruitt” could be confirmed as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, after a vote in the Senate. The fact that Pruitt,...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:30am
Seven Issues that Could Have Rex on the Ropes
There could be fireworks on Capital Hill today when Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee finally grill Rex Tillerson on his potential nomination as Secretary of State. Tillerson may also face hostile questioning from Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who if he votes with the...
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Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 8:45am
Kinder Morgan Pipeline Might Be Canada’s DAPL
In the end, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for all his suave talk of being a new progressive politician, who would era in a new type of politics, turned out disappointingly to be like all the rest. His suit is cut from the same old cloth. And like a classic politician he spoke in Orwellian...
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Monday, November 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Meet Donald the Climate Clown
Later today in Stockholm, a conference organized by the business group, the International Chamber of Commerce, examines “ Bridging the Climate Change Policy Gap .” The conference flier asks the question, that post the historic Paris climate change agreement “where do we go from here?” In moving...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 2:15pm
Decades of Denial Lead to Exxon’s “New Climate Reality”
Earlier this week it was announced that we had entered a new era of “ climate change reality” , with scientists warning that carbon dioxide has permanently passed the symbolic threshold of 400 ppm. It is not expected to fall below that limit again for generations. According to the World...
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 10:30am
As Renewables Soar, Oil Industry Launches New PR Offensive
As the renewable revolution gathers a pace, the oil industry has launched yet another PR offensive trying to rebrand fossil fuels as sustainable. So first the good news. The percentage of electricity generated by renewables in the world’s largest economies has soared by 70 per cent over the last...
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Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:15am
BP Greenwashes the Olympics … Again
As the Olympic Games officially opened last Friday, oil giant BP placed a two-third of a page advert in the global business newspaper, the Financial Times, featuring its sponsorship of Team GB, the British Olympic team. “The dreaming. The training. The waiting. The hoping. The best of luck to Team...
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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 1:15pm
Victory for First Nations in Northern Gateway Fight
In a stunning victory for First Nations and environmentalists, a Canadian court has overturned the approval of the highly controversial Northern Gateway pipeline in Canada. The country’s Federal Court of Appeal ruled yesterday in a 2-to-1 decision that the government had failed to adequately...
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 12:30pm
Big Oil’s “Long Twilight”
All eyes this morning will be on the half-yearly OPEC meeting in Vienna. Although pundits are not expecting a production freeze , the oil price is creeping towards $50, up 80 per cent since its slump of $30 in January. As the press pack hunt the OPEC oilmen round Vienna searching for clues on any...
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 4:00pm
Scientists Warn of 10C Warming as We “Dial up Earth’s Thermostat”
Nearly every week a new record is being broken on climate. So far this year we have had warnings that the Great Barrier reef is “ dying on our watch” due to coral bleaching caused by record temperatures; dramatic early seasonal melting of the Arctic Ocean sea ice and Greenland’s massive ice sheet;...
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