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, March 24, 2017
Climate Denier Trump Takes Us into “Unchartered Territory” with KXL
Later today, the Trump administration is expected to announce the approval of the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline has been the subject of a major battle between environmentalists and the oil industry for years and was rejected by the Obama Administration. We have known for a...
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Monday, March 13, 2017
Will Merkel Stand up to Trump on Climate?
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has her first face to face meeting with President Trump tomorrow when she visits Washington. It has been described as a “make or break” meeting between two of the world’s most powerful people. The agenda is set to include discussions on the global economy,...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Trump to Rip Up Rules that Will “Cost Billions in Pollution & Cause 120,000 Premature Deaths”
Later today, Donald Trump will make his first address to Congress, where he is expected to outline an “historic increase in defence spending” at the expense of foreign aid and environmental protection programmes. Yesterday, the White House outlined a massive $54bn increase in expenditure on the...
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Friday, February 17, 2017
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
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 04, 2016
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
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
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
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 08, 2016
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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