Fossil Fuels

  • Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case moves to Canada

    19 September 2017

    After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth - a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the “Amazon Chernobyl” - the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying to avoid responsibility. In 2011, Indigenous and peasant villagers won an $9.5-billion compensation judgement in Ecuador. Chevron, despite accepting jurisdiction in Ecuador to avoid a US jury trial, refused to pay.

  • Poll on Australians' attitudes towards nuclear weapons

    19 September 2017

    ReachTEL conducted a survey of 1,669 residents across Australia on behalf of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. The survey on Australian’s attitudes towards nuclear weapons was conducted during the night of 13 September 2017.

  • Standing up to Commonwealth Bank on the Sunshine Coast

    29 August 2017

    I opened up the group email from Greenpeace.  It explained that the organiser of the the up-coming Greenpeace protest on the Sunshine Coast to stop The Commonwealth Bank investing in fossil fuels, had stepped down rather late in the piece..  The email asked if anyone would like to step into the role at this late stage, just a couple of weeks before the action.

  • Keep the pressure up on CommBank

    11 August 2017

    The Commonwealth Bank have just announced that they have ruled out funding the Carmichael mine. They have joined 24 other banks from around the world in saying they won’t fund this dodgy, destructive, mega mine project.

  • Dirty coal to dirty politics

    21 July 2017

    Everything is connected through a malformed Political Economy The life of our reef is intimately linked to the health of our politics and the future of our communities. Coal has no role to play.

  • Why Australia needs to whip its coal dependence

    14 July 2017

    In the same way people a century ago wanted cars instead of horses, people today don’t want coal — they want renewables. This piece was originally published on Independent Australia.

  • Living the dream - how I found the time to be a hands-on activist in a busy, crazy world.

    11 July 2017

    Always being a keen “keyboard activist”, signing petitions and sending emails, I told myself that as a busy working mum this was all I had time to do. So, when Greenpeace asked me to step up and lead some Coalbank action in my region, the temptation was soon quashed with my own ready mantra, “I’m working full time and now studying too – I haven’t got the time”