Fossil Fuels

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A hand covered in crude from one of the hundreds of open toxic pits Chevronabandoned in the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest. (Photo: Caroline Bennett / Rainforest Action Network)
In a move global rights groups are decrying as a Valentine's Day gift to Big Oil , President Donald Trump on Tuesday officially voided a rule that forced extractive industries to disclose payments made to foreign governments. The transparency law, known as the Cardin-Luger amendment, was an Obama-era rule established to prevent multinational...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Youth plaintiffs suing the federal government for failing to act on climate...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Trump administration "will be held accountable in court" for its decision...

Further

The over-reaching, over-regulating, money-grubbing feds at OSHA have fined Freedom Industries an exorbitant $11,000 for last January's massive spill of coal cleaning chemicals that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe water, one in five people with health problems and local businesses down about $61 million. Oh yes, and the "clean-up" site is still leaking - twice last month - but Freedom, which has conveniently declared "bankruptcy," says it's only because of "heavy rain" and who could've...