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On April 22, Earth Day, world leaders from more than 170 countries gathered in New York City to sign the historic Paris climate treaty. With their signatures, they committed their governments to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, the level scientists say is crucial for sparing us from the worst impacts of climate change.

Oil & gass

America's Natural Gas Alliance, which for years has been plugging its product as climate-friendly, finally got tired of greenwashing and jumped into bed with the notoriously filthy oil industry, which has never bothered to greenwash its product.

Bound together by their common love for fracking—and about a hundred other things—ANGA and the American Petroleum Institute, the respective lobbying groups for the gas and oil industry, will officially merge on January 1. 

Helen Holden Slottje, a winner of the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize.

In 2010, Helen Holden Slottje, a lawyer in upstate New York pioneered a legal strategy to keep fracking out of communities using local zoning laws. She and her husband David spent the next four years going from town to town, sharing what they’d learned. Today, more than 170 communities in New York have fracking bans or moratoriums on the books.

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