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New Mexico County First To Ban Fracking Over Water Safety Concerns

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green

Mora County, a conservative ranching community in New Mexico, is the first U.S. county to ban the practice of fracking, according to reports from the ...

Can NRA Tactics Sell Keystone and "Energy Independence?"

D.A. Barber | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
D.A. Barber

If you've noticed the rhetoric about the Keystone pipeline heating up lately, it's because the folks at the American Petroleum Institute are getting nervous. Fighting a four-year PR battle against the reality of climate change isn't easy, so API brought in the big guns.

Unreliable Sources 5: How the News Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Elliott Negin

Given the Heartland Institute's penchant for misrepresenting science, you would think reporters would be curious about who finances its work. You would be wrong.

Unreliable Sources 3: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Elliott Negin

Despite the fact that ExxonMobil is still a significant contrarian funder, the flurry of media interest in the company's funding agenda sparked by UCS's exposé died down soon after its release and remains feeble to this day. What happened?

Hunger Strike Continues at American Petroleum Institute

Jerry Nelson | Posted 06.28.2013 | DC
Jerry Nelson

Brian Eister,‭ ‬a prominent Washington DC activist,‭ ‬is just over halfway through a‭ ‬30‭ ‬day hunger strike on the steps of the American Petroleum Institute‭ (‬API‭)‬.

Ties That Bind: Ernest Moniz, Keystone XL Contractor, American Petroleum Institute and Fracked Gas

Steve Horn | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

In other words, the gas industry isn't joking about its desires to export shale gas to the global market, despite paying homage to the necessity to frack for "national security" and domestic energy purposes.

'Green News Report' - April 2, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Bad News For Petroleum Lobby's Challenge To EPA Rule

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by the oil lobby disputing a U.S. Environmen...

Time for President Obama to Choose Sides on Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Keystone XL isn't just a test of whether Obama can live up to his own rhetoric, it's a test of whether he can live up to the movement that helped elect him. This is a time for him to dig deep, summon up some courage, stand up to Big Oil.

Advancing Transparency, Battling Its Oil Industry Opponents

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Daniel_Kaufmann

Part of the oil industry clearly wants to return to the era when secrecy was acceptable, when companies and governments kept details of their transactions to themselves. Big oil companies are increasingly isolated in this approach.

Peter H. Stone

As The World Burns, Top Oil Lobbyist Primed For Leading Role In A Romney Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter H. Stone | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several dozen of K Street’s powerful trade group leaders and lobbyists flocked early this summer to the American Petroleum Institute's...

Paul Blumenthal

Which Corporations Funded the RNC Convention?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Convention in Tampa, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination of the Rep...

America's Weakening Thirst for Oil Is Houston's Growing Problem

James Turner | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
James Turner

Oil companies have a secret. Or rather, there's a crucial fact that they'd prefer you didn't know. Right now it's taken as gospel that America needs increasing amounts of oil, and that drilling here in the U.S. will help provide it.

Fracking Operations Run Roughshod over Pennsylvania Homeowners

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Lawmakers may sit in Harrisburg or Washington and say there is no need for environmental standards, but people living next door to leaking wastewater pits and polluting wells know better.

Republicans Double Down on Big Coal and Big Oil, Killing Clean Air and Clean Water

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

H.R. 3409 will create uncertainty for businesses and undermine the development of clean energy technology, and it should be defeated.

Goliath Oil Industry's Ad Budget May Be Huge, But We Don't Have to Believe the Bunk

Bob Keefe | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Bob Keefe

Isn't it better to support a growing base of clean, renewable energy businesses in North Carolina than support drilling off the beaches of the Outer Banks and southern barrier islands? Remember: More drilling doesn't mean lower gas prices - it means more profits for oil companies.

Energy Markets Being Driven by Fear

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

A lackluster economic recovery, coupled with cautious consumer sentiment, is keeping demand for petroleum products suppressed.

Paul Blumenthal

Washington Lobbyists Embrace Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney opened up numerous lines of attacks in July on President Barack Obama for playing the inside Washington game by cutting deal...

Obama Administration Must Say No to Industry Loopholes in Natural Gas Fracking Standards

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Now is the time to hold energy companies accountable for the pollution they create. For far too long, they have run roughshod over the health and well being of American communities and ordinary people are paying the price.

U.S. States With The Most Oil

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: As gas prices reach record highs across many parts of the country, Americans have been blaming oil companies. But as much as they ...

Scott Brown Donates To Charity Under 'People's Pledge' Discouraging Third-Party Ads

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) gave $34,545 to the Autism Consortium in Boston as part of a deal between him and his presumed rival Harvard Law Professor ...

Previously Secret Donations Revealed

Bloomberg | By Jonathan D. Salant | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Some secret donors who gave money to groups that paid for millions of dollars in attack ads during the 2010 midterm elections are becoming public....

The Warm War

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
D. R. Tucker

By giving a rousing "State of the Climate Address," Obama would draw a line in the sand between reason and recklessness, a line between concerned mothers and the Koch brothers.

Why Oil Exporting Countries Need Transparency

Raymond Baker | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Raymond Baker

We've compiled a slideshow of the top 10 oil exporting countries and listed the cost that corruption and financial opacity has on each country's economy.

Dan Froomkin

Auction 2012: Energy Lobby Finds Power In Money And Fear

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Auction 2012 is a weeklong series in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and United Republic. When George W. Bush overruled scientists at t...