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A protester demonstrating as part of the 'Exxon knew' movement in Washington, D.C. in 2015.

ExxonMobil's climate projections, made by in-house scientists between 1977 and 2003, were startlingly accurate and correctly predicted that fossil fuel burning would lead to global warming - while funding research and advertising to sow doubt about climate science. Read more»

More state lawmakers are introducing bills to keep their state governments from doing business with financial institutions that take environmental, social or corporate governance into consideration when making investment decisions. Critics say these bills are designed to boost fossil fuel companies and will end up costing taxpayers.

Republican state policymakers’ efforts to boost fossil fuels by prohibiting their governments from doing business with companies that take sustainability into consideration has the potential to cost states millions. Read more»

Some tribes, such as the Navajo Nation, have formed their own utilities to build infrastructure and control cost and rate structures.

Significant changes are underway that have the potential to create a more sustainable world, and two key systems that drive the world’s economy – energy and finance – are starting to shift toward sustainability. Read more»

Importantly for wealthy countries, the text avoids terms like 'liability' and 'compensation.' Those had been red lines for the United States.

Developing nations were jubilant at the close of COP27 as negotiators from wealthy countries worldwide agreed to establish a “loss and damage” fund for vulnerable countries harmed by climate change - but the fund might not materialize in the way that developing countries hope. Read more»

The United States Council for International Business pushed back against any suggestion that there should be limits on corporate interests at the climate talks.

There are more than 600 fossil fuel lobbyists at the COP27 climate conference, a rise of more than 25% from last year and outnumbering any one frontline community affected by the climate crisis. Read more»

Climate advocates have long argued that the movement has been overly focused on individual responsibility when large-scale societal shifts can make a much bigger dent in carbon emissions.

For years, environmental campaigns have espoused actions like biking, taking shorter showers, and turning off the lights - but increasingly, Americans’ concern about climate change appears to be directed more toward the actions of politicians and corporations. Read more»

The Coronado Generating Station is one of three coal-fired power plants in eastern Arizona set to shut down in the next decade, as market forces drive the industry away from coal. The coal-burning Navajo Generating Station closed in 2019 because cost-effectiveness.

The Supreme Court ruled this summer that the EPA could not force power plants to move away from fossil fuels, but in Arizona, a market-driven shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy has long been in the works at the power plants in the state. Read more»

Community choice energy authorize cities and counties to buy cheaper and cleaner energy at a bulk discount, passing the cost savings on to ratepayers and putting the choice of where energy comes from back into the hands of the community. Read more»

Dianna Nez, 65, waves at the Navajo Nation presidential candidates during a forum held at Twin Arrows Casino near Flagstaff on June 21, 2022.

Eleven of the 15 Navajo Nation presidential candidates running gathered at Twin Arrows Casino on June 21 to answer questions about how they would address issues affecting the Navajo economy, but none of them had a direct plan set in place. Read more»

Protestors at the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow on November 5, 2021.

The world’s biggest economies are to stop funding any overseas fossil fuel development from the end of this year, in a move likely to choke off some of the investment in “carbon bombs” that are imperiling efforts to meet the world’s climate targets. Read more»

At least 10 other federal courts across the country have rejected the industry’s attempts to get similar cases out of the state systems.

The Massachusetts high court on Tuesday ruled that the US’s largest oil company, ExxonMobil, must face a trial over accusations that it lied about the climate crisis and covered up the fossil fuel industry’s role in worsening environmental devastation. Read more»

Experts agree that explicit constitutional language could help youth climate cases win.

The West is a hotspot for lawsuits arguing that climate change-inducing policies are at odds with state constitutions, and young plaintiffs filing climate cases say states are infringing on their rights by boosting fossil fuel development and causing climate changes. Read more»

Germany, heavily reliant on natural gas from Russia, has seen a fast expansion in solar power since Russia attacked Ukraine.

Six months ago, negotiators at the United Nations’ Glasgow climate summit celebrated new commitments to lower global greenhouse gas emissions - today, the world looks ever more complex but there are areas to watch for progress and cooperation. Read more»

As many groups are demanding American leaders increase oil production, the oil and gas industry has thousands of unused federal drilling permits - but the majority of producers said they had no plans to dramatically increase production in the next year. Read more»

Environmentalist Max Wilbert with the group Protect Thacker Pass stands in front of a gate blocking access to Lithium Nevada Corp.'s proposed mine at Thacker Pass outside of Orovada, Nevada, on March 10, 2022. Wilbert and others, including several tribal communities, are trying to stop the mine. The area contains some of the largest concentrations of lithium in the U.S.

As the country sources more of the materials needed for green energy domestically, tribal nations and Indigenous groups are fighting a proposed lithium mine in Nevada and a proposed copper mine in Arizona over impacts to culturally important land. Read more»

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