Nick Cunningham

Nick Cunningham is a Vermont-based writer on energy and environmental issues

Virginia natural gas

Utilities Are Buying Pricier ‘Responsible Gas.’ But for What Climate Benefit?

Ratepayers are increasingly on the hook to pay the extra costs for “certified gas” promising low-pollution but that critics warn is rife with problems.

March 5, 2024

Pennsylvania County Bans Fracking in Area Parks

Eight years after allowing a shale gas company to drill beneath Deer Lakes County Park for methane gas, the Pennsylvania county home to Pittsburgh has banned all industrial activity in the area’s eight other parks — despite a veto from the county executive.

August 10, 2022


Over 450 Climate Scientists Say Advertising Industry Must End ‘Complicity’ in Climate Crisis

On Wednesday, a group of more than 450 scientists called on advertising agencies to cut off their fossil fuel clients and to end their ties with an ongoing misinformation campaign that has time and again killed progress on addressing the climate crisis.

January 24, 2022

Treaty People Walk for Water demo at Minnesota Capitol

Indigenous Resistance Instrumental in Stopping High-Profile Fossil Fuel Projects, Says Report

The efforts of Indigenous peoples in North America have helped block or delay a long list of major fossil fuel projects over the past decade, successfully leading to the avoidance of a massive amount of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.

September 15, 2021

burned out car

Scientists who Issued ‘Climate Emergency’ Declaration in 2019 Now say Earth’s Vital Signs are Worsening

From devastating wildfires to rising methane emissions, Earth’s vital signs are continuing to deteriorate, scientists warn.

August 2, 2021

Line 3 protest

Hundreds Arrested at Line 3 ‘Treaty People Gathering.’ Water Protectors Vow To Continue Until the Pipeline is Canceled

Nearly 200 people were arrested on Monday, June 7,  while protesting the Line 3 pipeline, a long-distance tar sands pipeline that runs across Indigenous land and threatens food and water resources, including the headwaters of the Mississippi River.

June 15, 2021

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