In a follow-up report, Earthworks once again warns the EPA is failing to protect the environment from hazardous waste from oil and gas drilling.
Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview Oakley Shelton-Thomas, researcher for Food and Water Watch. He was a lead author of the organization’s recent report, “Fracking Endgame: Locked Into Plastics, Pollution, and Climate Chaos.” The report describes how fossil fuel companies are building a “wave of new gas-fired power plants” and
The United States military has emitted over a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases since the beginning of the global war on terrorism in 2001, according to a report from Brown University’s “Costs of War” project. It is equivalent to the annual emissions of 257 million passenger cars, “more than
For the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Max Ajl, who is a doctoral student in development studies at Cornell University. He speaks to them from Tunisia, where he is conducting research on the environment and agriculture as it relates to decolonization and
Washington Appeals Court: Evidence May Prove Climate Action Against Tar Sands Pipeline Was Necessary
A WA appeals court concluded a trial court violated climate activist Kenneth Ward’s constitutional rights by prohibiting him from presenting a necessity defense.
Fossil Fuel Industry Defeats Multiple Environmental Measures—And Other Key Ballot Initiative Results
Progressive ballot initiatives garnered victories, but fossil fuel companies defeated environmental measures. Criminal justice reforms had mixed results.
Panagioti Tsolkas, an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, discusses the intersections between the criminal legal system and the environment.
Judge Rules It Was Necessary For Activists In Massachusetts To Engage In Civil Disobedience To Stop Pipeline
A judge in Massachusetts ruled it was necessary for activists to engage in civil disobedience to stop Spectra Energy’s natural gas pipeline in West Roxbury and acquitted the activists of civil infractions. Josh Raisler-Cohen, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, said the government reduced charges against the activists to
Republicans on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee offer little evidence Russia is using “social media propaganda” to incite pipeline protests.
Activists in Spokane are suing the U.S. government for violating the “constitutional right” to a “livable climate” by prohibiting bans against fossil fuel trains.