DeSmogBlog: Congress: Expedite Renewable Energy

solarf.jpg This is a guest post by Stefanie Penn Spear. Originally published at EcoWatch. In 2009 it seemed as though Congress was finally going to pass legislation that would transition our country to a renewable energy future. The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, also known as the Waxman-Markey Bill, would have created a ...

DeSmogBlog: 2008 Shell Nigeria Oil Spill 60 Times Larger Than Originally Claimed

shutterstock_88735852.jpg Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) dropped a bombshell early this week, unveiling documents pertaining to the Royal Dutch Shell Oil 2008 Bodo oil pipeline spill. The documents indicate that the Shell spill released 60 times the amount of oil Shell had originally reported in the ravaged Niger Delta coastal ...

DeSmogBlog: Exposing the Gas Industry’s Myth of ‘Recycled Water’

fracking-photo-drink.jpg Reposted with permission from EcoWatch.org (a fantastic site that you should bookmark and visit often) Authored by Mackenzie Schoonmaker and Mike Dulong from Riverkeeper Every time the gas industry fracks, the public loses. We forfeit an enormous amount of fresh water from our rivers, lakes and streams, and we get a toxic waste disposal nightmare ...