BHP Billiton’s mission to save the coal industry
“BHP Billiton – the world’s largest mining company – sees itself as being on a James Bond-style mission to snatch the future of the coal industry from the jaws of defeat at the UN’s Paris climate change conference in December,” writes Bob Burton on EndCoal.
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BHP Billiton’s Boundary Dam carbon fudge
“As the UN’s global climate change conference looms and the political isolation of the coal industry grows, BHP Billiton has unveiled plans to spruik the Boundary Dam Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Canada as a ‘solution’ to climate change,” writes Bob Burton in Renew Economy.
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Sacred Lands vs. King Coal in US Pacific Northwest
“Under the breaking waves of Lummi Bay in northwest Washington, salmon, clams, geoducks and oysters are washed in rhythmic cascades from the Pacific Ocean. Just north of here is Cherry Point, home for three intimately related threatened and endangered species: herring, Chinook salmon, and orcas. It is also the home of the Lummi Nation, who call themselves the Lhaq’temish (LOCK-tuh-mish), or the People of the Sea … The Lummi Nation is currently fighting the largest proposed coal export terminal on the continent,” writes Stephen Quirke in the Earth Island Journal.
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It’s past time for OECD countries to axe support for overseas coal
“Just a few months before landmark climate change negotiations in Paris – a little-known working group within the OECD met to discuss a big issue: should rich countries continue to push dirty coal technologies overseas, or should they finally set some limits on financing climate destruction?” writes Alex Doukas in Oil Change International.
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