United Steelworkers accuse Exxon of union busting at Texas refinery

The labor union representing workers locked out of an Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) refinery on Friday accused the oil company of trying to “bust our union” by supporting efforts to officially remove the union with a decertification vote. Any vote would be tainted by “serious unfair labor practices,” the USW said in a statement that accused ExxonContinue reading “United Steelworkers accuse Exxon of union busting at Texas refinery”

Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters

Enbridge picked up the tab for police wages, training and equipment – and let county police know when it wanted demonstrators arrested The Canadian company Enbridge has reimbursed US police $2.4m for arresting and surveilling hundreds of demonstrators who oppose construction of its Line 3 pipeline, according to documents the Guardian obtained through a publicContinue reading “Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters”

Clean environment could become U.N. human right. Not so fast, say U.S., Britain

Rights council to decide on proposal this week U.S., UK, Brazil, Russia among critics – sources Lawyers say right could help in climate cases Britain and the United States are among a few countries withholding support for a proposal brought at the United Nations that would recognise access to a safe and healthy environment asContinue reading “Clean environment could become U.N. human right. Not so fast, say U.S., Britain”

George HW Bush and the End of the Cold War: Crash Course US History #44

In which John Green teaches you about the end of the Cold War and the presidency of George H.W. Bush. It was neither the best of times, nor the worst of times. On the domestic front, the first president Bush inherited the relative prosperity of the later Reagan years, and watched that prosperity evaporate. ThatContinue reading “George HW Bush and the End of the Cold War: Crash Course US History #44”

Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise: Crash Course US History #42

In which John Green teaches you about the economic malaise that beset the United States in the 1970s. A sort of perfect storm of events, it combined the continuing decline of America’s manufacturing base and the oil shocks of 1973 and 1979, and brought about an stagnant economy, paired with high inflation. Economists with aContinue reading “Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise: Crash Course US History #42”

The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37

In which John Green teaches you about the Cold War, which was the decades long conflict between the USA and the USSR. The Cold War was called cold because of the lack of actual fighting, but this is inaccurate. There was plenty of fighting, from Korea to Viet Nam to Afghanistan, but we’ll get intoContinue reading “The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37”

Enbridge ordered to pay $3 million for Line 3 groundwater leak

Minnesota regulators have ordered Enbridge to pay more than $3 million for allegedly violating state environmental law by piercing a groundwater aquifer during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. The state Department of Natural Resources said Enbridge, while working near Clearbrook in January, dug too deeply into the ground and pierced an artesianContinue reading “Enbridge ordered to pay $3 million for Line 3 groundwater leak”

Norway’s left-wing opposition wins election in a landslide

Labour expected to form coalition with other left-leaning parties as it seeks to reduce inequality and wean the economy off oil. Norway’s left-wing opposition headed by Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Store has had a landslide win in a general election after a campaign dominated by the future of the country’s oil industry. Store unseatedContinue reading “Norway’s left-wing opposition wins election in a landslide”

Norway opposition expected to win election fought on oil, inequality

Final day of voting, polls close at 1900 GMT Conservatives seen losing power after 8 years Opposition Labour and allies widely expected to win Debate over oil vs climate, inequality vs tax Tough coalition talks await Norway was voting on Monday on the final day of a parliamentary election dominated by climate change and economicContinue reading “Norway opposition expected to win election fought on oil, inequality”

Climate action cannot wait for pandemic to end, medical journals warn

Global warming is already affecting people’s health so much that emergency action on climate change cannot be put on hold while the world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, medical journals across the globe warned on Monday. “Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world,” read an editorialContinue reading “Climate action cannot wait for pandemic to end, medical journals warn”

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