Water shimmers after a spill similar to one found near the ExxonMobil rig in the Bass Strait. Photograph: Joe Haresh/EPA Investigation finds failure to properly respond to spill near drilling platform posed ‘significant threat to the environment’
May 10, 2017 — Failure to properly respond to an oil spill near an ExxonMobil rig in the Bass Strait increased the risk of contamination and posed a “significant threat to the environment”, an investigation has found.
Continue reading ExxonMobil criticised over response to Bass Strait oil spill Fossil fuel companies such as Exxon Mobil and Rio Tinto will be represented by groups such as the World Coal Association through their ‘observer status’. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP Is it a conflict of interest to have representatives of coal and oil companies at the climate change discussions?
November 6, 2016 — As the world gathers in Morocco for the historic first meeting under the Paris agreement – called “COP22” but now also “CMA1” – it does so with the unprecedented
Continue reading Marrakech climate talks: giving the fossil fuel lobby a seat at the table Image by Rappler.com ‘For the first time, a national human rights body is officially taking steps to address the impacts of climate change on human rights and the responsibility of private actors,’ says environmental group Greenpeace
MANILA, Philippines (July 29, 2016) — In an unprecedented move, the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has asked 47 of the world’s largest investor-owned fossil fuel and cement producers to respond to allegations their greenhouse gas emissions violated human rights of Filipinos.
Continue reading CHR to top carbon emitters – Face human rights probe OIL SPILL. Some 100 liters of bunker fuel is spilled into Batangas Bay by Chevron is loading at the the oil depot in San Pascual town. File photo of Batangas Bay courtesy of Ramón Velasquez/ Wiki Commons About 100 liters of fuel spills into the bay while the oil firm is loading bunker fuel into the Sunrise Sampaguita vessel at its oil depot in San Pascual, Batangas
MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 3, 2016) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Wednesday, February 3, it is determining the fines to be imposed on Chevron for spilling oil into Batangas Bay.
Continue reading Coast guard studies Chevron liability in Batangas Bay oil leak