|USA: Seeing Through 'Transparency'|
by Rebecca Meyer, Daily 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.
|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 Taylor, Reuters
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 Bruno, Special 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 Mikkelsen, Reuters
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|
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|
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.
|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 Wilson, Reuters
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.
|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.
|New Boycott Bush Website|
April 19th, 2001
The website, www.boycottbush.net, 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 Karliner, CorpWatch
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.