Climate

Dominion Latest Industry Player to Take Action on Methane Emissions, Targeting 50% Cut by 2030

Dominion Energy Inc. plans to cut methane emissions in half from its natural gas infrastructure, the Richmond, VA-based utility announced Tuesday.

February 12, 2019

FERC Upholds MVP Certificate in Split Decision as Commissioners Disagree on Pipeline Reviews

FERC in an order Friday upheld its decision approving the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), striking down rehearing requests from numerous environmental groups opposed to the 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d greenfield Appalachia-to-Southeast natural gas project.

June 18, 2018

Anadarko, Range Shareholders Call for Clarity in Climate Disclosures

More than half of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. shareholders voted in favor of a resolution calling for the company to publish an assessment on how its portfolio could be affected by climate change, and most of Range Resources Corp.’s stockholders in their annual meeting gained approval for more information about methane emissions.

May 17, 2018

First-of-its-Kind Satellite to Track Methane Emissions in Oil, Natural Gas Sector

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) plans to boldly go where no man has gone before, laying plans to launch a satellite into space to track and measure methane emissions, initially from the oil and natural gas sector.

April 12, 2018

ExxonMobil Bends to Shareholders, Agrees to Disclose Climate Change Risks

ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to reveal the risks its businesses face from climate change, the supermajor said Monday.

December 12, 2017

ExxonMobil Loses Bid in Fraud Lawsuit to Keep Auditor Records Private

New York’s highest court on Tuesday opened the door for state officials to demand an ExxonMobil Corp. auditor turn over internal records in a wide-ranging investigation ostensibly about climate change.

September 13, 2017

ExxonMobil Calls Review of Internal Climate Change Communications ‘Preposterous’

A Harvard University peer-reviewed analysis has concluded that ExxonMobil Corp. misled the public regarding climate change communications over a 40-year period.

August 23, 2017
California Bipartisan Vote Extends Cap-and-Trade Another Decade

California Bipartisan Vote Extends Cap-and-Trade Another Decade

California lawmakers in a bipartisan vote late Monday extended the much-debated multi-billion-dollar cap-and-trade program for another decade. The carbon emissions trading system was set to expire in 2020.

July 18, 2017

Briefs — Climate Action Summit 2018

Speaking via videotaped remarks to a gathering in Hamburg, Germany prior to the G20 Summit, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday announced that his state will host the Climate Action Summit in San Francisco in September 2018. Brown called for global action by citizens to “roll back the forces of carbonization” and address threats related to climate change. The summit, he said, will bring together various subnational government, business, investment and civilian representatives from around the world. Brown’s recorded remarks in Europe were introduced by Christiana Figueres, a former United Nations official dealing with the UN framework on climate change.

July 7, 2017

Big Oil, Business Leaders Advocate for U.S. Carbon Tax

Some of the world’s largest oil and natural gas producers and influential corporate leaders on Tuesday joined a push to enact a U.S. carbon tax in an effort to slow climate change.

June 22, 2017