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Big Banks Can Block Shareholder Climate Proposals, SEC Rules

By Dana Drugmand The Securities and Exchange Commission recently allowed two large banks to block a shareholder proposal addressing the climate impact of the banks’ investment portfolios. The proposal requested that Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo reduce the carbon footprint of their loan and investment portfolios to align with the Paris…


UK Court Hears Climate Challenges to Heathrow Airport Expansion

By Isabella Kaminski LONDON—The United Kingdom government has been forced to defend its plan to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport after several groups filed legal challenges claiming it had not taken into account the latest evidence and its own commitments on climate change. The five separate challenges were heard…


#ExxonKnew Is Getting the Scrutiny It Deserves in Europe. Now It’s Time for Congress to Act.

Our sister organization, Food & Water Europe, asked the EU to act on ExxonMobil’s climate deception in 2016. Three years later, the European parliament is finally holding a hearing. Join us in asking Congress to follow their lead. End Date:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – 11:00 Active/Inactive:  Inactive Link:  LEARN MORE Publication Date:  Tuesday, March […]


U.S. Government Knew Climate Risks in 1970s, Energy Advisory Group Documents Show

By Kaitlin Sullivan A series of newly discovered documents clarify the extent to which the U.S. government, its advisory committees and the fossil fuel industry have understood for decades the impact carbon dioxide emissions would have on the planet. The documents obtained by Climate Liability News show how much the National…


Making the Case to Ban Factory Farms

Factory farms are at the center of our increasingly dangerous industrialized food system. This system — consolidated into a shrinking cadre of powerful corporations — is making it difficult for almost everyone to access healthy food. And it is eradicating clean water sources for those living in farming “sacrifice zones” and jeopardizing waters far beyond these immediately […]