Jordan Announces Oil Shale Plans Without Opposition


  While Israeli activists fight oil shale exploration, Jordan announces plans to explore oil shale next door.  While activists continue to fight against oil shale testing in Israel because of its potentially harmful environmental and social impacts, on the other side of the Dead Sea, Jordan has just announced its intention to explore oil-shale without […]

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Canadians Fight Tar Sands, Israelis Fight Oil Shale


Rachel Jacobson shares the story behind protecting this beautiful view from “Big Oil.” Last year a small group of people accidentally discovered that Israel Energy Initiatives (IEI), backed by Rupert Murdoch, Dick Cheney and a powerful American oil conglomerate, intended to explore their land for oil shale – potentially a very destructive project. David de […]

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Israeli Black Globe Award Went to IEI for Oil Shale Agenda


The Elah Valley, which IEI hopes to use as testing grounds for oil shale extraction. The annual Israeli “Green Globe” award ceremony, hosted by the environmental umbrella organization Life and Environment, took place last Thursday where recipients included Minister of the Environment Gilad Arden.  That award ceremony is not all pats-on-the-back and positive recognition, however.  […]

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David de Rothschild Responds To Green Prophet’s Oil-Shale Plea


David de Rothschild responds to our open letter urging him to influence his family member to stop oil-shale exploration in Israel’s Elah Valley. He was named “Emerging Explorer” by the National Geographic Society, “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and “Climate Hero” by the United Nations Environment Programme. The founder of Adventure Ecology, […]

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