“It’s crazy for an environmentally conscious state to keep putting dirty fossil fuels into producing even dirtier fossil fuels,” says Deborah Gordon, director of the energy and climate program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “The state has got to start to break the chain somewhere.”
While carbon dioxide is the primary concern with Canadian oil, methane is the issue with U.S. tight oils, said Deborah Gordon, director of the energy and climate program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
"Our refineries are creating more CO2 in the developing world, but they are the ones who have to account for it," said Deborah Gordon, director of the energy and climate program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. "You can clap your hands and say bravo to the U.S. power sector, but it doesn't mean we can say this offsets that — even in our country."
Steve Inskeep talks former Secretary of State John Kerry about President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord — a plan that would reduce greenhouse emissions.
The former Secretary of State reacts to the U.S. withdrawing from the climate deal saying, "The president who talked about putting America first has now put America last."
Former US Secretary of State John Kerry tells the BBC's Katty Kay withdrawal from the Paris climate accord is a "gross abdication" of leadership.
John Kerry was secretary of state when the Paris climate agreement was signed. He spoke with Anthony Mason about President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the agreement.
Two new reports out this week examine California’s oil fields and how the high-emitting oil extracted from many of them poses a threat to the environment and human health.
Two reports out today from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Energy & Climate recommend greater transparency over California’s oil operations.
Senior Fellow at Carnegie, Deborah Gordon, spoke with ABC 23 in Bakersfield, California about the need for greater oil data transparency in the region and the state.