Polling Continues to Show Voters Support Fracking

Energy, and specifically what role natural gas will play in America’s future, is an increasingly important topic this election cycle, as is evident in the many polls conducted in recent months. As a result, energy-rich swing states have received increased focus as we get closer to November, and as one recent survey confirms, voters and

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Echoes Of New York’s Failure: Connecticut Files Climate Lawsuit

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil on Monday alleging deception over climate change impacts, rehashing the same, unfounded “Exxon Knew” claims that were unsuccessfully pushed in the failed New York Attorney General’s case against the company. The state’s decision isn’t surprising, considering Connecticut was one of the original players in a

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Report: Energy Infrastructure is Essential to Jumpstarting American Economy

Billions of dollars in economic activity are being held back from jumpstarting the economy, according to a telling report from Consumer Energy Alliance released this week. A number of pipeline expansion and energy infrastructure projects spanning from Appalachia to Montana have experienced cancellations, delays, or obstructions—all of which comes at a cost for the communities

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Rocky Mountain Institute Report: Another Bill of Goods

A new report by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) suggests that Illinois can use clean electricity in households while cutting emissions by replacing gas-fired heat pumps with electric ones. Yet, the RMI report takes several “artistic licenses” in its methodology, which results in a flawed and misleading analysis that, unsurprisingly, oversells electric heat pumps as

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Four Things To Know About Hoboken’s New Climate Lawsuit

The city of Hoboken, New Jersey joined the so far fruitless climate litigation campaign on Wednesday,  filing a lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and the American Petroleum Institute. The lawsuit alleges the production, promotion and sale of fossil fuels by these companies and trade association caused a public nuisance that worsened the impacts

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Federal Data Show the High Cost of Electrifying Homes

New federal data on home energy costs raise red flags on the implications of a movement to force families to switch from natural gas to electric-powered heaters and appliances. The Department of Energy’s recent publication of the 2020 average unit costs of residential energy assessed the price of natural gas at $10.13 per million British

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Activists Convinced Minnesota Attorney General To File Climate Lawsuit

A Minnesota activist group completely blew the cover of the entire climate litigation campaign by acknowledging how closely private individuals and organizations have coordinated with state attorneys general to promote lawsuits against fossil fuel companies. For years, these activists have operated mostly in the shadows, attempting to shield their conversations and connections with government officials

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In Ironic Twist, Mass. AG Shoots Down Municipal Fossil Fuel Ban

In an ironic twist of events, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey struck down a Boston suburb’s attempt to implement a fossil fuel ban last week after her office found that it conflicted with state regulations. The block comes as Healey is trying to advance her own political and regulatory agenda against the fossil fuel industry

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What Year Is It? BBC Rehashes #ExxonKnew Using the Same Old Sources

The BBC is the latest legacy media institution that’s done a deep dive into the “Exxon Knew” campaign and churned out a 10-part podcast series that features very little in the way of new reporting but includes plenty of biased voices looking to smear the energy industry. Instead, the series merely rehashes prior reporting that’s

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Four Things to Know About Washington D.C.’s New Climate Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine sued ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, and Shell today for allegedly misleading District consumers about the role the companies’ products play in causing climate change. In a move that suggests close coordination, the legal action comes just one day after Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a very similar lawsuit. This

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Three Things to Know About Minnesota’s New Climate Lawsuit

On Wednesday, Minnesota became the latest state to file a climate lawsuit against the energy industry. This marks the first lawsuit of this kind to be filed after the failure of the New York Attorney General’s case against ExxonMobil last fall.  At a press conference, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that his office was filing a civil consumer protection lawsuit against ExxonMobil, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and Koch Industries, as well as

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Texas Court Criticizes Climate “Lawfare” Against Energy Producers

On Thursday, an intermediate appellate court in Texas reluctantly denied a petition filed by ExxonMobil that sought pre-suit discovery of attorney Matt Pawa and the California municipalities bringing public nuisance lawsuits against the company for the alleged damages caused by climate change. Although the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth ultimately dismissed the petition,

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Latest Orphan Well Report Overestimates Number of Wells and Cost of Plugging

Orphaned wells have been making headlines recently as a potential source of methane emissions. The oil and natural gas industry and regulatory agencies have collaborated on identifying the number of these wells and finding solutions to the unique challenges they present, particularly since most of them were drilled in the 1800s and early 1900s. Most

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