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FERC’s Alternative Climate Facts – February 15, 2017

Federal agency has made 'no significant impact' determination for every pipeline-related climate assessment since 2009

Long before Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway took the phrase “alternative facts” mainstream, a rogue federal agency with authority to ram giant gas pipelines through people’s property against their will has for years pioneered the Trumpian version of reality when assessing the climate impact of natural gas infrastructure.

photo of pipelinePhoto by Loozrboy, FlickrFERC has approved nearly 200 interstate gas pipelines since 2009, but has not found a single one to have a significant impact on the climate.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an “independent” agency that regulates the interstate transmission of gas and electricity, has permitted nearly 200… more

by: Lorne Stockman

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IEA Report Exposes Frailty and Limits of North American Oil Boom – November 12, 2012

While North America indulges in its new fossil fuel energy binge, the door to preventing catastrophic climate change is fast closing

The International Energy Agency's annual World Energy Outlook is out today and judging by the media attention it's getting it might as well have been named, 'U.S. Oil Boom Outlook'.

Most of the coverage in major outlets so far hones in on a handful of the report's nearly 700 pages that discuss the ongoing US oil boom.

IEA report

The top line message emerging from these reports: US to become world's biggest oil producer. It is a message that has been echoed a lot recently, and the industry and its supporters are bound to pounce on this affirmation from the world's leading energy analysts.

But when… more

by: Lorne Stockman

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