"Revealed: Saudi Arabia’s Grand Plan To ‘Hook’ Poor Countries On Oil"

"Saudi Arabia is driving a huge global investment plan to create demand for its oil and gas in developing countries, an undercover investigation has revealed. Critics said the plan was designed to get countries “hooked on its harmful products”.

Source: Guardian, 11/28/2023

"U.S. Gas Prices Plunging as Holiday Travelers Hit the Road"

"With OPEC Plus members in disarray over production levels, oil prices have fallen nearly 20 percent in three months." "U.S. gasoline prices are plunging just in time for Thanksgiving, and with the OPEC Plus oil cartel in apparent disarray, they could be heading lower for Christmas."

Source: NYTimes, 11/27/2023

Union Pacific Fired Him Rather Than Heed His Warnings of Rail Dangers

"Time and again, Johnny Taylor’s duty to keep the rails safe from disaster conflicted with his employer’s desire to keep its trains running as fast and as frequently as possible, putting his career and family in peril."

Source: ProPublica, 11/21/2023

"Los Angeles Will Offer More Energy Incentives to Low-Income Residents"

"Los Angeles said on Thursday that it would build electric vehicle chargers and offer bigger rebates for the purchase of battery-powered cars in response to a new report that concluded that low-income people were being left behind in the transition to clean energy."

Source: NYTimes, 11/17/2023

Floods, Fires, Dysfunction — Another Year Ahead of Faltering Steps on Environment, Energy

In our annual look-ahead on the environment and energy beat in 2024, we see a bumpy ride on global climate change talks coupled with more climate-driven disasters, even amid the evolving energy transition. And we see possible risks to ocean life from deep sea mining and continuing risks to human life from pollution of air, water and land. Insights in our overview and our full “2024 Journalists’ Guide to Environment & Energy” special report.

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