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    1. A newly unearthed missive from Lenny Bernstein, a climate expert with the oil firm for 30 years, shows concerns over high presence of carbon dioxide in enormous gas field in south-east Asia factored into decision not to tap it ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly discovered email ...

    2. ( American Chemical Society ) Five years ago this week, engineers stopped the Deepwater Horizon oil spill -- the largest one in US history, easily displacing the Exxon Valdez spill from the top spot. Now, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, takes a look at the lessons scientists are learning from these accidents to improve clean-up ...

    3. The email from Exxon’s in-house climate expert provides evidence the company was aware of the connection between fossil fuels and climate change, and the potential for carbon-cutting regulations that could hurt its bottom line, over a generation ago – factoring that knowledge into its decision about an enormous gas field in south-east Asia. The field, off the coast of Indonesia, would have been...

    4. Attorney Advertising. Keller Rohrback L.L.P. and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, which represented those affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, have filed a class action lawsuit against Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

    5. By Diego Arguedas Ortiz / Inter Press Service S AN JOSE—For decades, executives and decision-makers at major US and European fossil-fuel companies were aware that carbon-dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions caused global warming, but still provided millions in funding to boost disinformation campaigns and sponsor scientists who denied climate change. Read more on Big oil companies privately accepted global...

    6. Gulf Spill Settlement Good, But Needs Fine-Tuning

      The Huffington PostJul 13 11:46 AM

      Given the broad contours of the historic $18.7 billion "agreement in principle" announced this month between the U.S. Department of Justice, Gulf states and BP to resolve government claims from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill disaster, there is cause for optimism. The proposed deal, which would be the largest environmental settlement in history, includes $7.1 billion for natural resource ...

    7. The Climate Deception Dossiers? [Stoat]

      ScienceBlogsJul 18 02:00 PM

      I’m not sure where this comes from (David Hone reminded me of it) but the UCS has The Climate Deception Dossiers which breathlessly tells us Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal decades of disinformation—a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today. This is news? Its not news to me. But wait, there’s…

    8. In 1989, Mike Chung became interested in how to clean up massive oil spills. As a researcher with Exxon Corporation, Chung participated in discussions about how to clean up the… Click to Continue »

    9. A joint boycott of the Channel Tunnel by the public and lorry drivers might persuade the French to take more care of the already-out-of-date facility.

    10. Marine scientist Don Boesch on the fight to restore ecosystems damaged by the Deepwater Horizon disaster -- Read more on

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