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Climate Justice Initiative

A CorpWatch program that worked with communities affected by the oil industry in the U.S. and internationally to address the connections between local pollution and global warming.

BRUSSELS:Europe Moves to Make Big Polluters Pay for Emissions
by Stephen CastleThe New York Times
June 4th, 2007
Europe moves towards making significant changes to its emissions-trading system that could force large polluters to pay for most, if not all, permits to produce climate-changing gases.

RUSSIA: In Russia, Pollution Is Good for Business
by Andrew E. KramerThe New York Times
December 28th, 2005
One of the paradoxes of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change is that companies in Russia and other Eastern European countries, which are among the world's largest producers of greenhouse gases, are poised to earn hundreds of millions of dollars through trading their rights to release carbon dioxide into the air.

Support Renewable Energy: Protest Xcel Corporation
August 19th, 2004

WORLD: Forest Carbon Projects Under Scrutiny
by Vanessa HoulderFinancial Times
November 13th, 2003
An agreement allowing companies to grow trees as an alternative to curbing their use of fossil fuels is becoming one of the most contentious issues in the run-up to next month's Milan conference on climate change.

Russia: Island to Be Turned into Japan's Energy Hub
by Nick Paton WalshThe Guardian
August 25th, 2003
It will be the largest energy project in the world, but ecologists fear that a huge pipeline and three drilling platforms on and around the Russian island of Sakhalin, which borders Japan, may spell environmental disaster. The project is likely to bring a company led by British and Dutch giant Shell hundreds of billions of dollars and the Kremlin $49bn (31bn). Moscow's politicians and oil executives are already counting down to the project's completion in 2007. But ecologists are criticising the "foolish" decision to build the pipeline underground through an active seismic fault in an area considered by many a rare marine reserve.

USA: Environmental Groups Critique Choice of New EPA Head
Environment News Service
August 11th, 2003
Utah Governor Mike Leavitt, a Republican who favors strengthening the power of states over environmental regulation, has been chosen by President George W. Bush to be administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If confirmed by the Senate, Leavitt will replace former EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman, a former governor of New Jersey who resigned in May. Environmental groups reacted to the nomination with disappointment and warnings that the nominee must assure the nation he will not cater to developers. Business organizations were generally pleased with the President's choice.

Alaska: Warming is Disturbing Preview of What's to Come, Scientists Say
by Seth BorensteinKnight Ridder Newspapers
July 31st, 2003
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska is melting.Glaciers are receding. Permafrost is thawing. Roads are collapsing. Forests are dying. Villages are being forced to move, and animals are being forced to seek new habitats.What's happening in Alaska is a preview of what people farther south can expect, said Robert Corell, a former top National Science Foundation scientist who heads research for the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment team.

New Report: Top Greenhouse Gas Emitters Not Diclosing, Acting of Financial Risks of Climate Change
Investor Responsibility Research Center
July 9th, 2003
Most of Americas biggest carbon dioxide-emitting companies including ChevronTexaco (CVX), ExxonMobil (XOM), General Electric (GE), Southern Company (SO), and Xcel Energy (XEL) are not adequately disclosing the financial risks posed by climate change and also are failing to deal with global warming issues in other key corporate governance areas, according to a new study of 20 of the worlds largest companies.

World: Extreme Weather Prompts Global Warming Alert
The Independent
July 3rd, 2003
In an astonishing announcement on global warming and extreme weather, the World Meteorological Organisation signalled last night that the world's weather is going haywire.

USA: EPA Downplayed Climate Change in Environmental Challenges Report
by H. Josef HebertAssociated Press
June 20th, 2003
The Environmental Protection Agency scrapped a detailed assessment of climate change from an upcoming report on the state of the environment after the White House directed major changes and deletions to emphasize the uncertainties surrounding global warming

USA: White House Joins Corporate Houses
by Ross GelbspanDown to Earth
June 3rd, 2003
The Bush administrations agenda aims to savage the United Nations, destroy the foundations of an emerging global community and ignore increasingly shrill alarms from an overstressed natural world.

Bechtel: Oil, Gas and Mining
by Pratap ChatterjeeSpecial to CorpWatch
May 1st, 2003
Bechtel has also played a major role in construction for the fossil fuel economy and the mining industry. Today as we lurch into a world where climate change has become a daily reality because of our over-consumption of fossil fuels Bechtel must take a share of the blame having built quite a few of the nation's as well as the world's major oil and natural gas production facilities and pipelines.

US: Global Warming Activists Claim Big Victory
by Jim LobeInter Press Service
April 23rd, 2003
The season of corporate shareholder meetings is just beginning, but already global warming activists have claimed a major victory in the first of a series of 14 anticipated fights with some of the country's largest companies

Indigenous Struggle in Ecuador Becomes a "Cause Beyond Control"
by Kenny BrunoEarthRights International
March 13th, 2003
Ecuador's government recently ruled indigenous opposition to Amazon oil development a "cause beyond control." That leaves the companies free to pull out. It could also be an excuse to step up repression.

Apply for the Climate Justice Corps!
Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative
March 6th, 2003
If you are a young organizer or researcher interested in climate change or environmental justice in the United States, apply to the Climate Justice Corps!

USA: Memo Exposes Bush's New Greenwash Strategy
by Oliver BurkemanThe Guardian
March 4th, 2003
The US Republican party is changing tactics on the environment, avoiding "frightening" phrases such as global warming, after a confidential party memo warned that it is the domestic issue on which George Bush is most vulnerable.

USA: Republican "Clear Skies" Toxic to Democrats
Environmental News Service
February 28th, 2003
The Clear Skies initiative, an air quality plan architected by President George W. Bush, was reintroduced in Congress Thursday. It drew immediate criticism from Democrats who vowed to fight the administration's market centered approach to reducing air pollution from power plants.

USA: Former EPA Chief Blasts "Clear Skies" Emissions Plan
by Christine SuhUnited Press International
February 25th, 2003
A former head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday the Bush administration's Clear Skies initiative to cut power plant emissions could leave children vulnerable to mercury exposure.

Bush's Climate Change Plan Violates Principles of Just Climate Change Policy
Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative
February 12th, 2003
OAKLAND, Calif.-- The Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative finds that the climate change policy outlined today by President Bush violates key Principles of Just Climate Change Policy (for all 10 Principles, see Representatives from communities most affected by global warming blast the Bush Administration's latest attempt to disguise action on this pressing issue.

USA: The Kyoto Protocol and Iraq War
by Michael RennerUnited Press International
February 5th, 2003
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- As discussion about the looming war in Iraq intensifies in the wake of George Bush's State of the Union address, one item conspicuously absent from news bulletins and pundits' pontifications is the Kyoto protocol.

US: Bush Proposal May Cut Tax on S.U.V.'s for Business
by Danny HakimNew York Times
January 21st, 2003
The Bush administration's economic plan would increase by 50 percent or more the deductions that small-business owners can take right away on the biggest sport utility vehicles and pickups.

Russia: While Washington Waits, Chechnya Threatens to Explode
by William O. BeemanPacific News Service
January 8th, 2003
The Republic of Chechnya is poised to explode, and the reverberations are likely to send shock waves throughout the world. Washington has chosen to do nothing about this, to the detriment of the United States and the globe.

USA: Hundreds of Species Pressured by Global Warming Say Researchers
Environment News Service
January 2nd, 2003
Hundreds of plant and animal species around the world are feeling the impacts of global warming, although the most dramatic effects may not be felt for decades, according to new research from a Stanford University team. They predict that a rapid temperature rise, together with other environmental pressures, "could easily disrupt the connectedness among species" and lead to numerous extinctions.

Canada: Parliament Backs Kyoto Ratification Plan
by David LjunggrenReuters
December 11th, 2002
OTTAWA -- The Canadian Parliament voted Tuesday to support government plans to ratify the Kyoto protocol on cutting greenhouse gases, overriding opponents who say the treaty will hurt Canada's economy.

USA: Groups Sue Government Agency Over Global Warming
by Jim LobeInterPress Service
December 5th, 2002
WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (IPS) -- Amid growing anger among environmentalists over the record and intentions of President George W. Bush, three major U.S. environmental groups said Thursday they are suing his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to curb global warming.

Kazakhstan: Oil Money Threatens to Make Killing Fields
by Paul BrownThe Guardian
December 4th, 2002
ATYRAU, KAZAKHSTAN December 4, 2002 -- The largest oil find for more than 20 years -- almost the size of the world's biggest, the Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia -- is being developed in the Caspian Sea amid growing anger from the local people.

France: Kyoto Remains a Distant Goal
by Julio GodoyInterPress Service
December 3rd, 2002
PARIS, Dec 3 (IPS) -- France has made considerable progress in reduction of greenhouse gases, but will still fail to meet the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol if it does not intensify efforts to reduce emissions, according to a new official report.

Tension in Paradise
by Tom PriceSpecial to CorpWatch
December 3rd, 2002
Tuvalu is like many places brushing up against development, simultaneously simple and complex. Island life hums along here, a small place where everyone knows everyone else, where children ask visitors names, and remember them days or weeks later.

Shell Oil Victims Seek Talks with Top Company Officials
Refinery Reform Campaign, et al.
November 14th, 2002
LONDON (November 12, 2002) -- Victims of Shell Oil environmental abuses in the South Africa and the United States will attempt at 11 a.m. on November 12th at Shell Centre, The Cut, Waterloo, near London to deliver a message to Shell Oil company officials about their readiness to negotiate on facility site issues. Also at Shell's world headquarters, the victims will attempt to deliver to top company officials copies of a new book, ''Riding the Dragon: Royal Dutch Shell & The Fossil Fire.''

What Are They Thinking? GM Executives Must be Living on Saturn!
by Kenny BrunoCorpWatch
November 7th, 2002
What are GM execs thinking? Their Saturn ad likens an SUV to endangered arctic species.

India: Dissent Clouds Delhi Climate Declaration
Environment News Service
November 1st, 2002
Negotiators at the United Nations conference on climate change emerged from last minute discussions today with consensus on a final resolution, but there is concern that the heated debate of the past 10 days has resulted in little progress

World: US Holds Back Agreement on Global Warming
Environment News Service
October 30th, 2002
NEW DELHI, India -- The refusal of the United States to support the Kyoto Protocol continues to hamper negotiations at the United Nations climate change conference. As the talks near completion, deep divisions remain between negotiators over the roles of the industrialized and developing worlds in the effort to address climate change.

INDIA: Activists Protest Stance at UN Climate Talks
by KalyaniOneWorld South Asia
October 29th, 2002
Lambasting a United Nations-sponsored meeting on climate for failing to provide a platform for those communities already affected by pollution-related climate change, environmental groups said Tuesday that they would mobilize a global network to amplify these voices.

Massive Rally Against Climate Injustice
by CorpWatch
October 28th, 2002
NEW DELHI -- More than five thousand people marched under the banner of the India Climate Justice Forum (ICJF) from the Gandhi Samadhi, Rajghat to protest against climate injustice. The rallyists, who included the Mahila Jagriti Samiti, Delhi, and several cycle-rickshaw unions, the National Alliance of People's Movements and the National Fish Worker's Forum highlighted the serious deficiencies in the UN conference on climate change being held in New Delhi.

Delhi Climate Justice Declaration
India Climate Justice Forum
October 28th, 2002
Communities from around the world gathered at the Climate Justice Summit in New Delhi on October 26 and 27, 2002 to provide testimony to the fact that climate change is a reality whose effects are already being felt around the world. Over 1500 participants from 17 states in India and over 20 countries, and comprising mostly of farmers, fishworkers, the poor, Indigenous Peoples, Dalits, youth and the development displaced in India, attended the summit.

Climate Justice Summit Program
October 25th, 2002
Climate Justice Summit, October 26-28, 2002, Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi. Program

Clouds Over Global Warming
by by C.E. KarunakaranTamilnadu Science Forum
October 24th, 2002
"I'm not going to let the United States carry the burden for cleaning up the world's air," declared the US presidential candidate George W. Bush, in October 2000. "Only for poisoning it the most," he might have added, had he wanted to be completely truthful; as truthful as, say, Andrew Kerr of the World Wildlife Fund: "The United States is responsible for almost half of the increase in world carbon dioxide in the past decade. That increase is greater than the increase in China, India, Africa and the whole of Latin America." This minor fact would not, of course, deter President Bush from complaining that the Kyoto Protocol, the global compact on dealing with global warming "... exempts 80% of the world, including major population centres such as China and India," as he pulled his country out of the Kyoto process, within a few months of taking office.

World: Skepticism Hangs over Climate Change Meeting
by Ranjit DevrajInter Press Service
October 23rd, 2002
Another round of international talks on curbing global climate change began Wednesday in India, a country that sees the United States and the developed world as being part of the problem rather than the solution to global warming.

New Delhi Climate Justice Summit
by Amit SrivastavaCorpWatch India
October 10th, 2002
As India prepares for the next round of international climate change negotiations, CorpWatch is co-organizing a Climate Justice Summit to demand a solution from a labor, human rights and environmental justice perspective.

Boycott Chevron-Texaco
September 26th, 2002
OilWatch and the member organizations of Ecuador and Nigeria are calling on a Boycott to Chevron-Texaco Company, to punish this company for the environmental damages and the Human Rights abuses commited during its operations in Nigeria and Ecuador.

South Africa: Earth Summit Plan of Action Adopted
Environment News Service
September 4th, 2002
Negotiators for 191 countries attending the World Summit on Sustainable Development have agreed upon a Plan of Action to alleviate poverty and conserve the Earth's natural resources. Summit delegates are expected to adopt the action plan, with a political declaration, at the conclusion of the summit on Wednesday.

Taxpayers Unknowingly Support Big Oil in the Americas
Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN)
September 4th, 2002
WASHINGTON (August 30, 2002) -- As citizens and governments descend on Johannesburg, South Africa, for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the oil industry is gathering in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the World Petroleum Congress. Ten years ago, Rio was host to the first Earth Summit, at which nations of the world promised to combat global warming and enhance global conservation efforts. But a new study released today by the Institute for Policy Studies shows that in the last ten years, over $22 billion in corporate handouts were given to the oil, gas and coal industry operating in Latin America.

Bali Principles of Climate Justice
International Climate Justice Network
August 28th, 2002
An international coalition has released a set of principles that "put a human face on climate change." The watershed document looks at global warming from a human rights and environmental justice perspective.

South Africa: U.S., Saudis Oppose Summit Plan on Energy
Washington Post
August 28th, 2002
The United States, Saudi Arabia and other wealthy nations reportedly worked today to water down proposals at a U.N. summit to rapidly expand the use of clean, renewable energy technologies.

USA: Export Agencies Sued Over Global Warming
The Washington Post
August 27th, 2002
Two environmental groups and the city of Boulder, Colo.,plan to file a lawsuit today charging two federal agencies with contributing to climate change through their financing policies.

SOUTH AFRICA: Police Arrest 52 in Landless March Ahead of Earth Summit
Agence France Presse
August 22nd, 2002
Fifty-two protesters were arrested after about 2,000 landless South Africans marched on provincial offices in Johannesburg to demand an end to forced removals from squatter camps, a police spokeswoman said.

Pacific Islands: Climate Change, Radiation Concern Leaders
Environment News Service
August 19th, 2002
Government leaders of 16 Pacific Island nations expressed "deep concerns" about the adverse impacts of climate change, climate variability and sea level rise as the 33rd Pacific Islands Forum closed in Suva on Saturday. Many of these small and low lying island nations are already experiencing extreme hardship.

USA: Bush Turns His Back on Earth Summit
Environment News Service
August 19th, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell will lead the American delegation to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from August 26 through September 4. President George W. Bush made the announcement late today, giving no explanation as to why he will not be attending the summit to join 106 other world leaders on the speaker's podium.

USA: Oil Lobby Urges Bush to Keep Climate Change Off the Table at Earth Summit
by Anthony BrowneTimes of London
August 16th, 2002
Conservative lobbyists in the US funded by Esso have urged President Bush to derail the Earth summit in Johannesburg because it is anti-freedom, anti-people, anti-globalization and anti-Western.

S. Asia: Brown Cloud Threatens Health, Agriculture, Climate
Envirronment News Service
August 12th, 2002
A hazy brown cloud covering South Asia to a depth of three kilometers (two miles) is disrupting seasonal monsoon weather patterns, damaging agriculture, and risking the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the region, scientists working with an United Nations study said today.

Canada: Native Premier Stands Firm on Global Warming
by By Jim BellEnvironment News Service
August 9th, 2002
Premier Paul Okalik used a simple story about his children to help derail Alberta's attempt to forge an anti-Kyoto Protocol consensus among Canadian premiers meeting in Halifax.

USA: Report Cites Surge in CO2 Emissions
by Eric PianinWashington Post
July 31st, 2002
U.S. cars and light trucks produce a fifth of all carbon dioxide in this country associated with problems of global warming, and those emissions have begun to surge after decades of steady decline, a new study says.

India: Double Lashing as Drought Hits North, Floods Ravage East
Agence France Presse
July 29th, 2002
Large swathes of northern India are being crippled by a savage drought while the east of the country is being tormented by monsoon rains that have left some six million people homeless.

India: Delhi to Host Climate Change Meeting
Business Line
July 15th, 2002
CHENNAI, July 14 -- India will host the Eighth Conference of Parties (COP-8) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at New Delhi between October 23 and November 1.

''Fenceline: A Company Town Divided'' Premieres
July 15th, 2002
FENCELINE: A COMPANY TOWN DIVIDED premieres nationally on P.O.V. Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 10:00 pm (check local listings) on PBS. Produced by LOGTV, Ltd. in association with the Independent Television Service. ITVS and National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) Co-presentation.

Concerned Citizens of Norco Reach Agreement with Shell Chemical
Texas SEED Coalition
June 20th, 2002
The Concerned Citizens of Norco (CCN) and Shell Chemical LP (Shell) have engaged in a series of frank and open discussions in an attempt to understand and resolve their differences regarding the Voluntary Property Purchase Program, a program designed to create greenbelt space along the fence lines of the Shell and Motiva Enterprises (Motiva) facilities in Norco, Louisiana that was offered to residents living on two of the four streets that make up the tight-knit and historic Diamond neighborhood. CCN and Shell also discussed the Shell and Motiva Good Neighbor Initiative, which contains several programs to enhance the quality of life for all of Norco, including the Diamond neighborhood.

World: Climate Shift Feeds Desert Growth
Environment News Service
June 17th, 2002
Over the next 20 years some 60 million people in northern Africa are expected to leave the Sahelian region if desertification there is not halted, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today. June 17 is the day set aside each year by the UN as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, twin problems that must be solved if world hunger is to be relieved, Annan said.

Australia: Backing Out of Climate Protocol
Environment News Service
June 6th, 2002
CANBERRA, Australia -- ''It is not in Australia's interests to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.'' With those words to Parliament Wednesday, on World Environment Day, Australian Prime Minister John Howard put the world on notice that Australia will not join other industrialized countries in the international treaty to limit global warming.

US: Energy Task Force Documents Show Industry Influence
by Cat LazaroffEnvironment News Service
May 22nd, 2002
Vice President Richard Cheney's energy task force met with industry representatives 25 times for every one contact with conservation and public interest groups, shows a review by the group whose lawsuit prompted the release of thousands of Energy Department documents. The review was released the same day that the energy agency delivered another 1,500 pages of previously withheld task force information.

Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Storage Infringes on Native Rights
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
May 9th, 2002
BEMIDJI, MN -- A tribal leader from Nevada and Native and non-Native environmental groups are disappointed with the House of Representatives vote today to approve Yucca Mountain as the nation's nuclear waste repository, overriding the veto of Nevada Governor Guinn.

Occidental Petroleum to Leave U'wa Land!
Rainforest Action Network
May 9th, 2002
LOS ANGELES (May 6, 2002) -- At its annual shareholder meeting today, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) announced its plans to return to the Colombian government its controversial Siriri oil block (formally Samore), located on the traditional territory of the U'wa people. This follows a nearly decade-long peaceful campaign by the U'wa to halt the oil project.

Nigeria: Youth Protestors Take Over Chevron Oil Rig, Leave Peacefully
Associated Press
April 25th, 2002
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Youths who seized an oil rig off southern Nigeria released their last 43 hostages and left the rig peacefully Thursday, after the oil company agreed to discuss their demands, officials said.

US: Against All Odds, Goldman Prize Winners Protect the Earth
Environment News Service
April 23rd, 2002
Three North American tribal leaders who have defended the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling, share the North American Goldman Environmental Prize this year.

USA: Environmental Groups Look Ahead After Vote Against Oil Drilling in Arctic Reserve
by Beth BolithoOneWorld US
April 22nd, 2002
Following a vote in the United States Senate last week to block changes to a bill which would have allowed oil exploration and development of a fragile wildlife habitat in the Arctic, activists are now planning their next steps to ensure that the area remains protected from future environmental threats.

Oppose the Senate Energy Bill
Public Citizen
April 11th, 2002
A letter from activists opposing the Senate Energy Bill. It addresses the massive changes to S. 517 of the Energy Policy Act of 2002.

USA: Government OKs Drilling in Alaska Oil Reserve
April 11th, 2002
WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department on Thursday approved final rules to allow energy companies to share the costs and revenues from drilling for oil and natural gas on leased tracts in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.

Can't Change the Science? ExxonMobil Tries to Change the Scientists
Stop Esso (UK)
April 5th, 2002
Despite ten years of effort, Esso/ExxonMobil hasn't been able to stop the world's climate scientists saying that global warming is here and is caused by burning oil, coal and gas. So what does Esso do next? It tries to change the scientists.

Climate Justice Now!
March 28th, 2002
Join together with activists and indigenous peoples from around the world for a festival of resistance in the streets to protest the destructive actions of ExxonMobil at their Annual Shareholder Meeting. Large puppets, banners, street theater, and drums will be used to bring attention to the proceedings inside. Join us in Dallas!

USA: Few Electric Companies Produce Majority of Polluting Emissions
by Cat LazaroffEnvironment News Service
March 21st, 2002
WASHINGTON, DC -- Just 20 electric utilities in the United States are responsible for half the carbon dioxide, mercury, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide pollution emitted by the 100 largest power generating companies in the nation, a new report finds. The study by a coalition of environmental and public interest groups found that between four and six companies account for 25 percent of the emissions of each pollutant.

EU: Activists Cheer Kyoto Ratification
by Greta HopkinsInter Press Service
March 4th, 2002
BRUSSELS -- Environmentalists have greeted the European Union' s decision to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change with relief and applause.

Environmentalists Protest Big Oil Near Capitol
February 27th, 2002
Greenpeace activists waded into the middle of the national energy policy debate with a peaceful protest in front of the Capitol today. The group erected three mock Exxon oil rigs in the Capitol Reflecting Pool with banners reading, 'Don't RIG Our Energy Future' and 'Stop Global Warming: Clean Energy Now!'

US: General Motors Protests Proposed Fuel Standards
Associated Press
February 25th, 2002
Fearing that increased fuel economy standards will doom the pickup trucks they produce, hundreds of General Motors Corp. workers chanted "Save our trucks, save our jobs," during a meeting Monday with union, company and political leaders.

USA: Bush Advisers Unveil Alternative to Global Warming Accord
Associated Press
February 13th, 2002
The Bush administration has drawn up an alternative to the Kyoto global warming pact, which 178 other countries accepted last year but the White House rejected, warning it would damage the U.S. economy.

Germany: Ecotax Exemptions Approved
Environment News Service
February 13th, 2002
The European Commission today approved a German request for several sectors to be exempted from its national energy tax program, ending long running negotiations between EU Competition Commissioner Mario Monti and Germany's Finance Minister Hans Eichel.

Leading Environmental Justice and Religious Organizations Call for Action
Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative (EJCC)
February 1st, 2002
Twenty-seven U.S. environmental justice, climate justice, religious, policy, and advocacy groups announced their unification today in a call for action from the Bush Administration and Congress on climate change. The groups will be meeting in New York City this week and have linked much of their efforts to issues related to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).

UK: Chumbawamba's Tune Turns the Tables on US Car Giant
by David RowanLondon Observer
January 27th, 2002
Chumbawamba sold use of song "Pass It Along" to General Motors, but behind the scenes, Chumbawamba were negotiating with anti-corporate activists to see if they would take the fee and put it to use.

Climate Change and Environmental Racism
by CorpWatch
November 6th, 2001
MARRAKECH -- The lack of transparency and public participation in the climate negotiations will further worsen conditions for Indigenous Peoples, people of color and workers in the US and US-Mexico border. Speakers from Indigenous Environmental Network, Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, CorpWatch and Redefining Progress held a briefing on Tuesday in Marrakech, bringing issues of racial justice and worker's rights to the center of the climate change negotiations.

Climate Justice or Corporate Agenda?
by CorpWatch
November 5th, 2001
MARRAKECH, Morocco -- ''The Kyoto Protocol is being taken over by false promises. By succumbing to the corporate agenda it is failing to achieve climate justice,'' says Amit Srivastava of CorpWatch.

Morocco: Buying Clean Air?
by Gilles TreqeusserReuters
November 4th, 2001
Critics of U.N.-organized climate change talks rhetorically asked the question at a news conference Monday to charge that experts meeting in Marrakesh were far removed from real issues that affect the lives of ordinary people throughout the world.

World: Climate Talks Open in Morocco
Environment News Service
October 29th, 2001
MARRAKECH, Morocco -- Climate talks have resumed to finalize the procedures and institutions that will make the Kyoto Protocol fully operational. The world's governments are meeting here from today through November 9 to work out exactly how to reduce the emissions of six greenhouse gases that are linked to global warming.

Australia: Police Move on Melbourne Climate Protestors
Environment News Service
September 27th, 2001
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Police have moved in to disband protesters opposing construction of a gas fired power generator and pipeline in Somerton, a Melbourne neighborhood. The demonstrators, from Friends of the Earth Melbourne, say the generator will destroy the fragile ecosystem of the Merri Creek today and over the weekend.

Environmental Justice from the Niger Delta to the World Conference Against Racism
by Sam OlukoyaSpecial to CorpWatch
August 30th, 2001
As the World Conference on Racism opens, EJ activists pledge to highlight environmental racism. Sam Olukoya looks at the connection between oil disasters in the Niger Delta and racism.

USA: Exxon CEO Draws Anger Over Climate Change
by Thaddeus HerrickWall Street Journal
August 29th, 2001
Like his predecessors, Exxon Mobil Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Lee Raymond keeps a relatively low profile. He's reluctant to grant interviews and make public appearances. But ever since he assailed the Kyoto initiative to combat global warming in a speech a few years ago, Mr. Raymond has been inextricably linked to the issue.

UK: Climate Victims Could Take U.S. to Court
by Andrew SimmsInternational Herald Tribune
August 7th, 2001
As the rich world keeps falling out over how to deal with global warming, exasperated poor countries may come to the conclusion that when all else fails, it's time go to court.

Exxonmobil International Day of Action
July 28th, 2001
Time is running out. So much to be done. Enter the International Day of Action against ExxonMobil. Pressure Point, a Seattle-based nonprofit, is coordinating a Call to Action against Bush's biggest supporter and the worst of the "Greenhouse Gangsters" --ExxonMobil. The actions/ protests are scheduled for the 11th of July. This year, we'll be declaring our independence from corporations like ExxonMobil.

Germany: Climate Deal Is Weak
by Bonner R. CohenEarth Times News Service
July 24th, 2001
One of the surest indications that trouble is at hand is when diplomats start hiding behind catchy phrases and meaningless terminology. Participants and observers to the COP-6 Climate Change conference here have been told that ''breakthrough,'' ''deal,'' or ''compromise'' (take your pick) had been achieved.

Germany: Climate Treaty Salvaged in Bonn
by Andrew C. RevkinNew York Times
July 23rd, 2001
The world's nations, minus the United States, accepted treaty rules that for the first time would require industrialized countries to cut emissions of waste gases linked to global warming.

Climate Campaign in Brazil Targets U.S. Companies
Vitae Civilis Instituto para o Desenvolvimento, Meio Ambiente e Paz
July 19th, 2001
Brazilian NGOs pressure 20 largest U.S. owned companies to ask President Bush to support ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.

Germany: Bonn Summit Seeks to Salvage Kyoto Accord
by Paul BrownThe Guardian
July 19th, 2001
A changing political mood has raised the hope that the climate talks in Bonn will reach an agreement by Sunday that will enable governments to ratify the Kyoto protocol next year without the United States joining them.

'Saving' the Kyoto Protocol Means Ending the Market Mania
Corporate Europe Observatory
July 16th, 2001
The following statement, released during the UN climate summit in Bonn (July 16-27), warns against a further weakening and distortion of the Kyoto Protocol, as governments try to accommodate the irresponsible position of the U.S. (and a growing number of other countries).

USA: Bush to Say No to Clean Energy in Genoa
by Joseph KahnNew York Times
July 14th, 2001
The Bush administration plans to oppose an international drive to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and increase financing for nonpolluting energy sources worldwide, administration officials said today.

Netherlands: Warmer World Will Starve Many, Report Says
by Usha Lee McFarlingLos Angeles Times
July 11th, 2001
Large-scale changes in the world's climate probably will deepen the gap between the richest and poorest nations -- potentially crippling food production in parts of Africa, South Asia and South America -- according to the first worldwide assessment of food production and climate change.

USA: Seeing Through 'Transparency'
by Rebecca MeyerDaily Californian University
July 10th, 2001
In a recent gesture of "transparency," Ford Motor Company reported that it was responsible for releasing approximately 400 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases annually, which amounts to a whopping 1 to 2 percent of all man-made emissions.

Australia/Japan: EU Allies Back Away from Kyoto Climate Protocol
Environment News Service
July 9th, 2001
A high level delegation from the European Union has failed to win unequivocal Japanese and Australian support for ratification of the Kyoto Protocol without U.S. involvement.

Union of Concerned Scientists Reports on Auto Industry
Alden Meyer, Union of Concerned Scientists
July 5th, 2001
Today, the Union of Concerned Scientists released "Drilling in Detroit," an analysis conducted jointly with the Center for Auto Safety. The study finds that US automakers could produce a fleet of cars and trucks that get an average of 40 miles per gallon by 2012, and 55 mpg by 2020 (up from the current 24 mpg average), with no diminution of safety and performance. This increased fuel efficiency would save consumers billions of dollars each year, cut 273 million tons of annual GHG emissions by 2010 and 888 million tons by 2020, and create tens of thousands of new jobs in the auto industry.

Stop Arctic Drilling, Support Native Rights
Indigenous Environmental Network, International Indian Treaty Council, et al.
June 14th, 2001
The Indigenous Environmental Network, the International Indian Treaty Council and Greenaction issue this call to action to stop George W. Bush's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

SWEDEN: Bush and EU Fail on Global Warming
by Paul TaylorReuters
June 14th, 2001
President Bush and European Union leaders failed to resolve deep differences over global warming Thursday, but agreed to stay together in the Balkans and made some progress on world trade.

Nuclear Energy Industry: Sooo 20th Century
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
June 7th, 2001
The Award goes to the Nuclear Energy Institute for audaciously using a scooter riding teenage girl to claim that a polluting, highly dangerous, economically disastrous 20th century technology is our energy future.

Gwich'in Nation Calls Gathering in Alaska
Gwich'in Steering Committee
May 23rd, 2001
The Chiefs, the Elders, and tribal members met for the first time in hundreds of years back in June of 1988 with one goal in mind. They united in solidarity and in one voice to protect the Porcupine River Caribou Herd calving area in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil development and exploration.

USA: Bush Calls for More Coal, Oil and Nukes
by Randall MikkelsenReuters
May 17th, 2001
President Bush called for expanding U.S. coal, oil and nuclear power production and offered conservation incentives on Thursday to beat back high gas prices, blackouts and ''a darker future.''

Coca Cola Breaks Ranks on Climate
Greenpeace International
May 10th, 2001
In a letter to Greenpeace yesterday, Coca Cola Spain stated that it fully backed the European governments support for the international climate change agreement the Kyoto Protocol, an agreement US President Bush rejected six weeks ago today.

Download Climate Action Kit
Greenpeace International
May 3rd, 2001
On 5 April, Greenpeace launched a new climate campaign by writing to the 100 largest U.S. corporations, many of whom funded Bush's election campaign, and asking them to explain their position on the Kyoto Protocol. As of today, only ExxonMobil, the largest U.S. corporation, has responded, not with a letter, but by taking out ads in major newspapers attacking the Kyoto Protocol.

Human Rights vs. Oil
April 27th, 2001
Sarah James, a powerful Gwich'in woman, has been a voice for indigenous rights, human rights, and environmental issues for over 10 years. Since 1988, she has been a leader in the fight to prevent oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Ms. James is a Board Member of the Gwich'in Steering Committee and the International Indian Treaty Council.

Climate Justice Tour 2001 Schedule
April 27th, 2001
Here is the schedule for the 2001 tour.

Indigenous Environmental Network 12th Annual Conference
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
April 26th, 2001
Sustainable Agriculture, Traditional Food Systems and the Right to Food, Energy Policies and Indigenous Peoples (oil, hydro, nuclear, gas-methane, coal, renewable). Other topics: Climate change, persistent organic pollutants, (POPs), pesticides, mining, traditional ecological knowledge, treaty rights - land and water, sustainable forests, organizing skills and more!

USA: Bush Task Force to Recommend Alaska Drilling
by Patricia WilsonReuters
April 23rd, 2001
Seeking to clarify a muddied message on oil exploration in the Alaska wilderness, the White House said on Monday President Bush's energy panel would call for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

International Coalition Delivers Scathing Earth Day Letter to President Bush on Climate Change and Environmental Justice
by CorpWatch
April 20th, 2001
Today leaders of more than a dozen environmental justice organizations from the United States and around the world delivered an Earth Day letter to President George W. Bush offering a scathing response to the U.S. abandonment of the Kyoto Protocol.

Environmental Justice Appeal to Bush on Climate Change
April 19th, 2001
We are writing you today to express our profound concern with your new climate change policies with respect to their impacts on poor people and people of color in the United States and around the world.

Climate Justice From the Niger Delta to Cancer Alley
April 19th, 2001
Human Rights attorney and environmental activist, Oronto Douglas, is on the road with CorpWatch's 2001 Climate Justice Tour of seven U.S. cities.

''Climate Justice'' Advocates Warn of Impact of Global Warming on Planet's Poor
by CorpWatch
April 19th, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two environmentalists from opposite ends of the globe, linked by their common experiences with the ecological degradation and human rights abuses associated with oil production, are joining together to tour American towns and cities as part of a Climate Justice Tour.

New Boycott Bush Website (ECRA)
April 19th, 2001
The website,, has been set up to allow individuals to influence the global politics of climate change. Set up by UK-based campaign organisation ECRA, the new website seeks to show that by targeting the companies that bankrolled Bush to victory in November, individuals can force his hand at climate talks in Bonn this July.

Nigerian, Native Alaskan Join Climate Justice Spring Tour
by Amit Srivastava and Joshua KarlinerCorpWatch
April 16th, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO -- As part of CorpWatch's ongoing efforts to broaden the constituency of people in the United States active around climate change, and to inject an environmental justice and human rights perspective into the climate debate, we are organizing a Climate Justice Spring Tour between April 18 - May 2, 2001.

Australia: Activists Discuss World Boycott of U.S. Oil Firms
Associated Press
April 12th, 2001
Green groups from around the world were drawing up a global action plan Friday that could include boycotts of U.S. energy giants to force the United States to honor its Kyoto greenhouse gas reduction commitments.

Activists Defeat Coal Industry SLAPP Suit
Center for Food Safety & Int'l. Center for Technology Assessment
April 5th, 2001
Environmental groups hailed a federal court's dismissal of a major lawsuit filed by the coal industry that had sought to silence debate on global warming and impose massive damages for the groups' global warming publicity.

USA: Whitman Gives No Hope on Climate Treaty
by Cat LazaroffEnvironment News Service
April 4th, 2001
On Monday and Tuesday, representatives of the European Union (EU), including Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrm, Swedish Environment Minister Kjell Larsson and Marc Pallemaerts from the Belgian State Secretary's Office for Energy and Sustainable Development, were in Washington DC to discuss the future of the Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement aimed at curbing global warming.

Corporate Campaign to Corrupt The Kyoto Protocol Continues After COP-6
Corporate Europe Observatory
April 1st, 2001
The UN Climate Change Conference in The Hague (COP-6) last November -- intended to wrap-up three years of negotiations on the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol -- ended without result. At the last moment, European environment ministers rejected a compromise proposal that would not only have enabled industrialised countries and their corporations to escape their promised greenhouse gas reductions, but also would have allowed them to significantly increase their emissions.

The Global Warming President
by Joshua KarlinerCorpWatch
March 29th, 2001
President G. W. Bush has moved quickly and decisively to burn his initials onto the most serious environmental issue the world has ever faced. He has made it clear for all to see that unless he dramatically reverses course, it's going to be ''G'' for global, ''W'' for warming, Bush from now on.

EU: Disgust Over Bush's Kyoto Decision
Agence France Presse
March 29th, 2001
Europeans reacted sharply Thursday to President George W. Bush's repudiation of the Kyoto global warming treaty, with France denouncing it as a scandal and an alarmed European Union announcing it would send top-ranking representatives to Washington.

USA: Bush Pulls Out of Kyoto Protocol
Environment News Service
March 28th, 2001
Christie Todd Whitman, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, confirmed today that the country will not implement the Kyoto Protocol. ''We have no interest in implementing that treaty,'' Whitman told reporters.

Climate Justice Fact Sheet
March 22nd, 2001
Last year CorpWatch launched an initiative to redefine the global warming issue as a question of local and global justice. Here is CorpWatch's fact sheet on climate justice.

Climate Justice Initiative Campaign Profile
March 22nd, 2001
Last year CorpWatch launched an initiative to redefine the global warming issue as a question of local and global justice. In November 2000, CorpWatch organized the First Climate Justice Summit in The Hague bringing representatives from communities already adversely impacted by the fossil-fuel industry from the US and Southern countries together to join the climate change debate.

Climate Justice Fact Sheet
March 22nd, 2001
Here is a CorpWatch Fact Sheet on Climate Justice.

USA: Bush's Reversal on Greenhouse Gas Cuts
by Cat LazaroffEnvironment News Service
March 14th, 2001
President George W. Bush did an abrupt about face Tuesday, reversing a previous pledge to legislate limits on carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants. Bush said such a rule would prove too costly, launching another in a slew of recent federal and state government attempts to roll back environmental protections in favor of controlling energy prices.

Italy: G-8 Ministers Renew Commitment To Kyoto Protocol
UN Wire
March 5th, 2001
Environment ministers from the world's seven most industrialized countries plus Russia yesterday renewed their commitment to combat global warming and promised to reach consensus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Group of Eight country representatives met for three days starting Friday in Trieste, Italy.

USA: The Unimog, Daimler's New Polluter
Deutsche Presse-Agentur
February 22nd, 2001
DaimlerChrysler announced plans Wednesday to produce a version of the German military vehicle, the Unimog, for sale in the United States, with production planned to begin in January.

USA: Stormy Weather
Environmental News Network
February 16th, 2001
Increasing scientific evidence shows climate change has already started and may be impacting some people more than others. Although scientists predict we will feel the largest impact of global warming in about three decades, extreme weather patterns such as hurricanes, floods and cyclones have increased in recent years.

BP: Beyond Petroleum or Beyond Preposterous?
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
December 14th, 2000
BP says it's a leader in moving the world "Beyond Petroleum" to protect the environment. A closer look shows that their ad campaign is Beyond Belief.

Canada: Developed Countries Resume Climate Talks
Environment News Service
December 5th, 2000
According to a report from Earth Negotiations Bulletin, senior officials from key developed countries will resume discussions on the so-called ''crunch''issues, the outstanding areas that caused the breakdown of talks at the 6th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-6), held two weeks ago in The Hague.

Netherlands: Climate Talks are Dead, Now It's Time for Action
by Mark LynasOneworld Opinion
November 25th, 2000
The final plenary session of the Sixth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change gave few clues as to the reasons for this failure. Desperate to salvage some credibility from the ashes of this long and complex process, delegates queued up to deliver heart-felt statements of regret and willingness to resume in the near future.

USA: Outlook Bleak for Environment Cleanup
by Danielle KnightInter Press Service
November 23rd, 2000
If deterioration of the global environment over the past several decades is any guide, the coming century does not hold out much promise for reversing these trends, many environmentalists are warning as the millennium comes to a close.

Netherlands: Anger at US Boils Over at Climate Talks
by Robin PomeroyReuters
November 22nd, 2000
Scuffles broke out as over 20 British protesters burst into a room where a group of ministers were negotiating and shouted slogans demanding that the United States, the world's biggest producer of heat-trapping gases, do more to stop climate change.

Climate Justice Summit Provides Alternative Vision
by Joshua KarlinerSpecial to CorpWatch
November 21st, 2000
THE HAGUE -- In sharp contrast to the at times mind numbing official climate negotiations taking place this week, community activists from around the world held a watershed gathering.

Shell's Climate Greenwash
by CorpWatch
November 20th, 2000
THE HAGUE -- It is virtually an unspoken irony here that the climate change negotiations are taking place in Royal Dutch Shell's home town. Shell, one of the world's largest oil corporations, is responsible for a great deal of global warming gasses.

At COP6 Negotiations, Shell's Neighbors Confront Them in Front of Their Peers -- Exposing Their ''Greenwash''
by CorpWatch
November 20th, 2000
THE HAGUE -- Today, at the COP6 climate change negotiations, Shell's neighbors confronted them in their own backyard -- exposing their public relations ''greenwash'' as lies.

Alternative Summit Opens with Call for Climate Justice
by CorpWatch
November 19th, 2000
THE HAGUE -- In sharp contrast to the formal climate negotiations, representatives of communities affected by the fossil fuel industry, countries threatened by global warming's rising tides and grassroots groups working for international environmental justice opened the First Climate Justice Summit today.

Netherlands: Oil Companies Wreak Destruction from Arctic Circle to Nigeria
by Mark
November 19th, 2000
As delegates caught up on their sleep during the official day of rest yesterday, speakers were lining up at the 'Climate Justice Summit' to tell their stories of devastation wrought by oil companies. One of the main themes of the conference was an emphasis on the leading role being taken by local communities trying to stop the climate change problem at source by confronting oil and mining companies.

Shell: Clouding the Issue
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
November 15th, 2000
Shell wants you to believe that they're working to curb climate change. But Greenwash Guru Kenny Bruno takes a deeper look at Shell's latest ad campaign and finds they're full of hot air.

Climate Justice Summit Program
November 14th, 2000
Here is the program for the 2000 Climate Justice Summit in the Hague.

Netherlands: US Position Threatens to Derail Climate Negotiations
by Cat LazaroffEnvironment News Service
November 14th, 2000
The United States has taken a tough stance regarding the compromises it is willing to make in this week's international climate change negotiations in the Netherlands. The U.S. position threatens to alienate the support of some environmental groups, which could be crucial to the successful implementation of the agreement.

World: Climate Talks Hinge on US Elections
by Marcela ValenteInter Press Service
November 3rd, 2000
The United States has been the key actor in preparatory negotiations leading up to the climate change conference to be held at The Hague this month, leading many to fear that US presidential elections Nov 7 will mean the enactment of the conference's resolutions will be put on hold.

Climate Politics Come to The Hague
by Tom AthanasiouForeign Policy in Focus
November 1st, 2000
Just a few strange days after the American elections, the climate negotiations will have a long-anticipated, critical, and entirely inevitable confrontation with global environmental justice.

Greenhouse Market Mania: UN Climate Talks Corrupted by Corporate 'Solutions'
by Belén Balanyá, Ann Doherty, Olivier Hoedeman, Adam Ma'anit, and Erik WesseliusCorporate Europe Observatory
November 1st, 2000
The Kyoto Protocol on global warming is in danger of becoming the most corporate-friendly environmental treaty in history. From November 13th through 24th, the Dutch city of The Hague will host the UN Climate Summit, officially titled the Sixth Conference of the Parties to the Climate Convention, or COP-6. Final decisions on the implementation of the treaty will be taken at the Hague meeting.

World: Climate Change Conference or Business Meeting?
by Marcela ValenteInter Press Service
November 1st, 2000
Delegates from 175 countries are to meet at The Hague in mid-November to hammer out details for satisfying commitments made for curbing emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases, but environmental activists warn that the discussions leading up to the conference look more like business deals.

UN: Report Reveals Dire Global Warming Projections
UN Wire
October 31st, 2000
A new report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals new evidence that man-made pollution has ''contributed substantially'' to global warming and that the planet is likely to get hotter than previously predicted, the Associated Press reports. The findings are expected to carry great weight in the climate debate over the next decade.

USA: Global Warming ''Tricks'' Opposed by Environmental Groups
Nuclear Energy Information Service
October 31st, 2000
Local environmental groups are ''hot''about Clinton Administration global warming ''tricks'' designed to promote an expansion of nuclear power and use of carbon 'sinks' as allegedly ''sustainable'' means of meeting its commitment to fighting global warming.

Pacific Islands: Report Says Pacific Reefs, Economies Threatened
UN Wire
October 31st, 2000
Pacific island nations face severe economic decline due to the effects of global warming on coral reefs, which currently represent a key source of income, according to a Greenpeace report released Friday.

UK: Earth Will Get Hotter than Expected
by John VidalThe Guardian Unlimited
October 30th, 2000
Leading climate scientists now agree that human pollution, mainly from fossil fuels, has added substantially to global warming in the past 50 years and that the Earth is likely to get far hotter than previously predicted, with immense consequences for people and wildlife.

USA: Corporate Giants Begin Greenhouse Gas Trading Program
by Danielle KnightInter Press Service
October 18th, 2000
Seven corporations, including several of the world's largest multinational companies, have joined with an environmental group in seeking ways to trade emission permits to reduce their production of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions. But critics say the partnership is just more of the same hot air from the world's fossil fuel industry.

USA: Corporate Giants Begin Greenhouse Gas Trading
Inter Press Service
October 18th, 2000
Seven corporations, including some of the world's largest multinational companies, have joined with an environmental group in seeking ways to trade emission permits to reduce their production of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions.

World: Environment Ministers Plan for Rio+10
by Susana Guzmn OrtegaEnvironment News Service
October 5th, 2000
The ministers are getting ready for Rio+10, a global meeting of world leaders 10 years after the historic 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio+10 is expected to build on Agenda 21, the plan of work agreed upon at the Earth Summit to conserve the environment.

Canada: Arctic Pollution Linked to Industrial Plants and Incinerators
by Danielle KnightInter Press Service
October 3rd, 2000
Toxic pollution that has mysteriously entered Canada's pristine Arctic region has now been linked to air emissions from specific municipal waste incinerators, cement kilns and industrial plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico, according to a new study released Tuesday.

USA: BP's Arctic Oil Project Stalled as Greenpeace Occupies Barge
by Neville JuddEnvironment News Service
August 7th, 2000
The environmental group Greenpeace International says it took the action this morning because British Petroleum's (BP) Northstar Development will fuel global warming and open the Arctic to offshore oil expansion.

USA: Fronting for Big Coal
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert WeissmanFocus on the Corporation
July 11th, 2000
So, we're sitting in our office, and under the door comes a note advising us that there will be a press conference the next day where African-American and Hispanic groups will release a report showing how minority populations will suffer most if the United Nations Global Warming Treaty (Kyoto agreement) passes the U.S. Senate.

Deporting Free Speech
by Amit SrivastavaCorpWatch
June 16th, 2000
Last week I tried to visit Canada. Flying in from the San Francisco area where I live, I was on my way to give a speech about human rights and the environment in Calgary. I didn't get past the immigration desk.

Canada: BP Amoco Challenged to Get Out of Tibet
Students for a Free Tibet, U.S. Tibet Committee, The Milarepa Fund and Canada Tibet Committee
June 13th, 2000
CALGARY -- Challenging BP Amoco's reputation as a responsible oil company, activists today directly confronted Sir John Browne over his company's investments in Chinese occupied Tibet. Browne, the Group Chief Executive of BP Amoco was delivering the keynote address at the World Petroleum Congress in Calgary, Alberta.

Canada Detains and Deports Oil Congress Activists
by CorpWatch
June 9th, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO -- Bay Area activists set to speak at a teach-in on the human rights and environmental impacts of the oil industry have returned to the United States after having been arrested, detained, and denied entry by Canadian immigration officials at Calgary International Airport.

USA: ExxonMobil Shareholders Use Stock to Push Change
by Jonathan FoxDallas Observer
June 8th, 2000
As with other behemoth multinational companies, Irving-based ExxonMobil's annual meeting is strictly a formality. Most of the crowd that packed the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas to vote on shareholder resolutions last week were retirees who own relatively small amounts of company stock.

Rx for a Planetary Fever
by Ross GelbspanThe American Prospect
May 8th, 2000
As the earth's temperature rises faster than at anytime in the last 10,000 years, the efforts of the world's policy makers to deal with global warming are withering into paralysis.

Mount Tamalpais Declaration on Climate and Forests
May 1st, 2000
We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, wish to express extreme concern about the role envisaged for tree plantations in helping industrialized countries meet their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol of the Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Earth Day 2000 Greenwash Sweepstakes: Royal Dutch Shell
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
April 22nd, 2000
Let's give credit where credit is due: When it comes to greenwash, Shell is simply superb.

USA: Earth Day 2000 Targets Global Warming, Clean Energy
Inter Press Service
April 20th, 2000
In Earth Day 2000 celebrations around the globe, environmentalists plan to highlight the culprits of global warming and the solutions: renewable energy, including wind and solar.

USA: Occidental Chairman Sues Protestors for Harassment
by Timna TannersReuters
April 4th, 2000
The chairman of Occidental Petroleum is staging his own protest against the human rights groups who picket his home and office --he is suing them for harassment and wants a court to grant him damages.

Climate Change and Global Equity
by Anju SharmaCentre for Science and Environment
March 31st, 2000
Most Northern groups that dominate the civil society opinion-making process within the climate convention have consistently ignored Southern demands for equity.

USA: General Motors Quits Global Warming Lobby Group
by David GoodmanAssociated Press
March 15th, 2000
Environmentalists are claiming victory following General Motors Corp.'s decision to quit a lobbying group that has led the opposition to a 1997 global warming treaty reached in Kyoto, Japan.

JAPAN: People Power Overcomes Nuclear Power
by Jonathan WattsThe Guardian (UK)
February 23rd, 2000
Japan's nuclear power industry suffered a historic defeat yesterday when one of the country's biggest utilities was forced to scrap plans for a power plant that it has been trying to build for 37 years.

USA: People of Color Battle Toxics in Communities
by Cat LazaroffEnvironment News Service
February 11th, 2000
Ten African American children are visiting Washington, D.C. this week, but they did not come to see the usual tourist attractions. They are here to illustrate the dangerous legacy of hazardous wastes, contaminated manufacturing sites, and polluting industries, placed predominantly in poor, non-White communities.

World: Who is Paying the Cost of Our Fuel Bills?
by George MonbiotThe Guardian Weekly
February 10th, 2000
The effects of global warming are cruelly ironic: the impact of fossil-fuel consumption will be most severe in regions where the least fuel has been consumed. Sub-Saharan Africa is becoming drier: in East Africa droughts of the kind that used to strike every 40 years are arriving every four or five.

Greenhouse Gangsters vs. Climate Justice
by Kenny Bruno, Joshua Karliner & China BrotskyCorpWatch
November 1st, 1999
This report documents how the companies not only contribute to global warming but also use their enormous power to DENY the problem, DELAY solutions, DIVIDE their opposition, DUMP their problems in the developing world, and DUPE the public into believing the problem is solved.

What is Climate Justice?
November 1st, 1999
Climate Justice means holding fossil fuel corporations accountable for the central role they play in contributing to global warming.

Shintech Environmental Racism
Lousiana Environmental Action Network and Greenpeace USA
September 1st, 1999
In September 1998, the environmental justice movement in the US had a very important victory against a major corporation, Shintech, a subsidiary of Shin-etsu Chemical of Japan.

Smoke and Mirrors
by Michael BelliveauCorpWatch
October 1st, 1998
Almost a year after governments agreed to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, a growing number of environmentalists are sounding the alarm on the Treaty's call for a system of global emissions trading.

SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP): Organization and Campaign Information
SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP)
February 10th, 1997
The SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) is a sixteen year old multi-racial, statewide grassroots membership organization in New Mexico. SWOP's mission is to empower the disenfranchised in the Southwest to realize racial and gender equality, and social and economic justice. Our work focuses on increasing citizen participation and building leadership skills in low-income communities composed predominantly of people of color, so that we may play greater roles in public and corporate decision making which affects our lives and determines our future.