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Easily Distracted by Shiny Objects: Are New Technologies Threatening Your Mobile Strategy?

Steve Hall | Posted 06.29.2016 | Technology
Steve Hall

Every day it seems like there's a new wave of game-changing technology being unleashed upon the world -- the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reali...

This Asian American Heritage Month, We Must Honor Asian Immigrants

Steven Choi | Posted 05.27.2016 | New York
Steven Choi

This month, the United States celebrates Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and the many contributions that Asian-American communities have made to our nation.

Twenty Cool Things You Can Do with Box

Charles Edge | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology
Charles Edge

If you are looking for a secure and uncomplicated and file sharing service, you will find box.com to be a wonderful way to share files from any device...

It's Time for Commerce Apps to Go All-in on the API Economy

Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.24.2016 | Technology
Nate C. Hindman

I recently had a chance to play around with the Uber API and the experience reaffirmed my belief that Uber is pushing the API economy forward in a meaningful way, providing a roadmap for other commerce apps to follow in building out their own API programs.

Big Oil Argued for U.S. Crude Exports to Fend Off Iran, But First Exporter Vitol Group Also Exported Iran's Oil

Steve Horn | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Petroleum Institute (API) successfully lobbied for an end to the 40-year ban on exporting U.S.-produced crude oil in part by making a geopolitical argument: Iran and Russia have the ability to export their oil, so why not unleash America?

ExxonMobil, Peabody Coal Lobbying for Bill Preventing Climate Change Accounting in US Trade Deals

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe day before global leaders and diplomats passed a climate change deal in Paris at the United Nations climate summit, th...

Federal Election Commission Shows How To Disclose Data In A Digital Democracy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security showed how to deploy government technology poorly. Now, the Federal Election Commission is showing how...

Enbridge Stuffs Provision Into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of 'Keystone XL Clone'

Steve Horn | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

On Thursday, July 3, on the eve of a long Fourth of July holiday weekend, Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge landed a sweetheart deal: a provision in the 2015 Wisconsin budget that will serve to expedite permitting for its controversial proposed Line 61 tar sands pipeline expansion project.

American Petroleum Institute Ads Target Smog Rules

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.11.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In a move that seems ripe for a John Oliver comedy segment, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has taken to radio, print, television, and social media to blanket Americans with the concept that our air is just fine the way it is -- more specifically, that ozone pollution doesn't require any further regulation.

Kate Sheppard

Interior Department Rolls Out First Rules For Arctic Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration on Friday proposed the first rules for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. The Department of Interior's Bu...

Center for Public Integrity Reveals How PR Firms Manufacture Consent for Oil, Big Business

Steve Horn | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The Center for Public Integrity has broken new ground by publishing a months-long investigation into the public relations and influence-peddling spending conducted by Big Business trade associations between 2008-2012.

Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

Steve Horn | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. Why the delay? Homeland security concerns, claim some companies.

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Steve Horn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October.

Putting the 'Arab' Back Into Mideast Peace

Shai Franklin | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Shai Franklin

Arab states have an interest in promoting an Israeli-Palestinian deal, not just to please Washington and not just to distract from the spiraling conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Addressing the Palestinian issue, and accounting for Israel's permanence within the realm of Islam, would bring governments tremendous momentum and finally approach closure on the refugee situation.

Industry Data: Oil-By-Rail in North America Moving at Record Levels

Steve Horn | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

For the 26th week of 2014 (the half year point) in the U.S., 18.5% more tank cars were on the tracks carrying petroleum and/or petroleum products than last year, a total of 15,894 cars.

Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

Steve Horn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.

Earth Day Greenwash: API Front Group Iowa Energy Forum Sponsors Pro-Keystone XL Event

Steve Horn | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The political carnival that is the prelude to the Iowa caucuses has started over a year and a half early. At the center of it this time around: a game of political hot potato over the northern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Kate Sheppard

Oil Industry Loves Plan To Lift Ban On Crude Exports

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The oil industry's leading trade group on Tuesday praised Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R) call for a review of the country's effective ...

Big Moves in Hackathon World: Intel Acquires Hacker League

Amy S. Chen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Amy S. Chen

The hackathon realm is buzzing with the news of Intel's acquisition of Hacker League, the internet hub of many hackathons.

China's Airpocalypse Didn't Kill Me, It Only Killed My Spirit

OnEarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
OnEarth

By Mary X. Dennis, OnEarthThere is a moment, as your plane makes its decent into Beijing on a particularly smoggy day, that your heart sinks. As you d...

API Spent $22 Million Lobbying for Keystone XL, State Dept. Contractor ERM an API Member

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

It's important to remember that ERM was chosen on behalf of State by TransCanada itself . Further, one of the ERM employees tasked to conduct the SEIS, as exposed in Mother Jones investigation, is a former TransCanada employee.

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 ...

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.

Ingenious: iTunes Should Be an API

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The Internets are abuzz once again with news that Apple will release a new version of iTunes today. But what should it release?

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...