Sharon Kelly

Sharon Kelly is an attorney and freelance writer based in Philadelphia. She has reported for The New York Times, The Nation, National Wildlife, Earth Island Journal, and a variety of other publications. Prior to beginning freelance writing, she worked as a law clerk for the ACLU of Delaware.

Exxon refinery

ExxonMobil Announces $10 Billion Oil Investment the Same Day IPCC Signals End for Fossil Fuels

“Some government and business leaders are saying one thing – but doing another,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said. “Simply put, they are lying. And the results will be catastrophic.”

April 6, 2022

gasoline prices

Decades of Lobbying Weakened Americans’ Gas Mileage and Turbocharged Pain at the Pump

In recent years, while fracking’s supporters were shouting “drill baby drill” the oil industry began lobbying behind the scenes to undercut programs designed to make vehicles more fuel efficient or less reliant on fossil fuels.

March 23, 2022

Rise St. James

Army Corps Orders Environmental Review of Proposed Formosa Plastics Plant in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’

The Formosa Sunshine Project in St. James Parish, Louisiana, will undergo a full formal environmental review, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced in a memorandum issued today and posted on Twitter.

August 19, 2021

No plastic protest

Over 550 Environmental Groups Rally Around Call for Biden to Act on Plastics Pollution in 2021

Yesterday, an unusually broad coalition of environmental groups, numbering more than 550, called on the incoming Biden-Harris administration to address plastic pollution alongside fossil fuels.

December 9, 2020

plastic bag

Oil Industry’s Shift to Plastics in Question as Report Warns $400 Billion in Stranded Assets Possible

But facts, as the saying goes, are stubborn things. And the world we live in today has already changed significantly from the world that existed in 1989, when messaging around plastics, even if untrue, was enough to affect reality for the oil industry.

September 23, 2020

Hurricane Laura damage

‘That’s the Way It Is’: Trump’s Dismissal of Hurricane Laura and Climate Crisis Echoes Remarks on COVID-19 Deaths

Already, 2020 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year for powerful storms and other impacts of the climate crisis.

The most important unknown element, when it comes to how bad things could get, scientists say, is what actions we take today to curb the worst effects of climate change down the road.

September 3, 2020

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