New Matilda reports that a landmark case in the Federal Court could place the ‘brake on Australia’s fossil fuel exports’ by invalidating Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine – the largest coal mine Australia has ever … Read the rest
The California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act seeks to extend the statute of limitations from 4 to 30 years for offences relating to specific deceptive corporate practices. If successful, the amendment will enable authorities to hold fossil fuel companies … Read the rest
This article addresses a key question: should it be compulsory for tertiary business students to undertake a compulsory and in-depth ethics course? Timely posited in the wake of a number of contemporary corporate scandals, including Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scheme, the … Read the rest
For a number of years, directors and boards of public companies, particularly in the United States, have been placed under ever-increasing scrutiny. Although much of this attention stems from governments, the media and judiciary, one of the most influential sources … Read the rest
State of West Virginia, et al. v. U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s centrepeice climate change policy, is being challenged in the United States federal appeals court.
The ‘plan’ aims to reduce carbon … Read the rest
In the wake of the Clive Palmer Queensland Nickel fiasco, the Queensland Government has moved to force refinery and mine owners to fund any required environmental clean ups if their businesses fail.
Environment Minister Steven Miles introduced amendments to the … Read the rest
Following on from the resignation of Volkswagen’s CEO Martin Winterkorn in September 2015 for involvement in Volkswagen’s controversial emissions cheating scandal, a recent study undertaken by the University of Adelaide has revealed that CEOs involved in environmental lawsuits incur very … Read the rest
The Wall Street Journal discusses Volkswagen’s ‘response’ to findings that the company deceived emissions testers for years with illegal software and subsequently lied when challenged. Both customers and regulators remain frustrated about their unsatisfactory explanations (or lack of) for how … Read the rest
The Los Angeles Times has investigated the deceptive environmental policy direction of multinational oil and gas corporation, Exxon Mobil. Their research reveals that Exxon Mobil consciously misled the public and investors as to the effects of climate change, despite holding … Read the rest