Spilling and Killing: Trump’s expansion of US offshore drilling continues

By Sara Löwgren In January this year, a frightening press release shook Americans from coast to coast. Trump expanding drilling in offshore waters! In fear and fury, we spoke up. In Augusta, Maine, more than a hundred people attended the public hearing and the alternative public hearing, both hosted on different floors of the civic center. We were all there: students, fishermen, lobstermen,...

Climate Change: a post-development and post-colonial exploration

My interest in climate justice has been constant through my four years at College of the Atlantic (COA). During my second, third and fourth years I was part of the COA delegations that attended the UN climate negations. In addition, I did my internship at the National University of Mexico in the Political and Social Sciences Faculty where I did research on different ways to promote renewable...

Extracción Petrolera en Alta Mar: el plan de Trump

Escrito por Rachael Goldberg, traducido por María Sánchez Esteban El 20 de Abril del año 2010, el mundo fue testigo del mayor derrame de petróleo en la historia de la industria de hidrocarburos, cuando la estación Deepwater Horizon derramó 4.9 millones de barriles de crudo en el Golfo de México. Ocho años tras este devastador desastre, la Oficina para la Administración de Energías del...

Drilling the Coast: Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan

By: Rachael Goldberg On April 20th, 2010, the world witnessed the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig spilled 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Eight years after this devastating disaster, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), under the U.S. Department of the Interior, is in the midst of developing a...

It’s not just about what we say: it’s about who is listening

by Andrea Fontana First day at COP23. Having the chance to address the opening plenary of the Subsidiary Bodies at COP23 we frantically put together a statement on behalf of the coalition Climate Justice Now. Focusing on Loss and Damage and requesting developed countries to live up to their commitments to developing countries (don’t worry – nothing too radical here, just trying to have...