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Judge Threads Needle on Dakota Access Pipeline Temporary Restraining Order

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.06.2016 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

A federal judge has granted in part and denied in part the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request to temporarily stop work on a portion of the $3.8 billi...

North Dakota Landowner Continues Fight Against Big Oil

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.21.2017 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Big oil lost a skirmish in late December when North Dakota Grand Forks District Judge Debbie Kleven ordered Canada's Enbridge Energy Partners to pay farmland owner James Botsford $45 thousand of $60 thousand in attorney fees.

Congress' Next Polluter Giveaway: Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban

Gene Karpinski | Posted 11.30.2016 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Instead of promoting dirty energy that degrades our lands and harms our climate, America's energy and environmental policy should be focused on promoting clean energy, energy efficiency, and other solutions to climate change while investing in America's natural heritage.

More For Big Oil? Really? Are You Kidding Me?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Cliff Schecter

A recent and flawed proposal from the Obama administration is about to hand a huge payday to the oil industry. And I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they don't need it.

It's On: Oil Versus Electric

Leilani Münter | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green
Leilani Münter

Something suspicious is going on in the media coverage of car fires this year. Three Tesla Model S cars caught on fire this year, all due to high-spee...

Activist, Mother, ExxonMobil Shareholder: Jane Dale Owen

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Believing that she was suffering from the flu for a two-year period, Owen sought out doctors, toxicologists, and chemists. From them she learned about particulate matter and how it causes symptoms that mimic the signs of allergies such as hay fever.

Oil Giant Expects Big Change

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

March 13 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp expects oil and natural gas production in North America to rise 45 percent over the three decades to 2040, boo...

Should Big Oil Receive Taxpayer Subsidies?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Shell comes in at number two ($470 billion), BP is number four ($386.4 billion), and Chevron squeezes into the top ten at number seven ($253.7 billion). Do taxpayers realize that their dollars are going into the pockets of these companies?

Fiscal Cliff Compromise a Win for the Wind Energy Sector

Gene Karpinski | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

The last-minute deal to delay the fiscal cliff included good news for our nation's wind energy sector. The bipartisan compromise extended tax credits that encourage the production of clean domestic energy.

Convention Is Big Oil's Big Party for Romney

Gene Karpinski | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Gene Karpinski

When the speakers at this year's Republican convention in Tampa stand up and attack the President's energy agenda and mock clean technology, it's important to know just who they're standing up for: Big Oil.

To Drive or Not to Drive, That Is the Question: June 21 Is Dump the Pump Day 2012

Michael Marx | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Michael Marx

Public transportation ridership is surging nationwide -- whether it's bus, light-rail or train, Americans are using transit.

A New Energy Third World in North America?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Will the oil curse become as familiar on this continent in the wake of a new American energy rush as it is in Africa and elsewhere? Will North America, that is, become not just the next boom continent for energy bonanzas, but a new energy Third World?

It's Up to the 99% to Insist Upon a Better Form of Capitalism

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

It's time for the 99% to put up or shut up; time to "vote with our wallets and pocketbooks"; time to act as much like the "good global citizens" our rhetoric suggests we want everyone else in the world to be.

Michael McAuliff

Oil Bash: Dems Hit GOP Again For Guarding Record Profits, Tax Breaks | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democrats' Senate campaign committee is making good Thursday on its promise to try to tar several GOP contenders with their votes pr...

Dan Froomkin

Recession? What Recession? Oil Profits Boom Amid The Gloom | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The sputtering economy, high unemployment rate and punishing gas prices are taking a huge toll on average Americans, but at least somebo...

Ending Taxpayer Subsidies for Big Oil

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Sen. Claire McCaskill

This week, I helped introduce the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act in the Senate, which will take away $2 billion in annual subsidies American taxpayers hand to the most profitable corporations in the world.

If These Gas Prices Keep Going Up, I Swear I Will Keep Paying Them

James Napoli | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

I hereby declare that if the price of gasoline keeps going up, I shall have no other option but to continue paying whatever they ask for it.

Dan Froomkin

How High Gas Prices Impoverish The Many While Enriching The Few | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.29.2011 | Politics

The next time you're gritting your teeth as you fill your tank with $4 gas, here's something to consider: Your pain is their gain. The last of the ...

Big Oil's Sleight of Hand

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

As long as the oil companies can convince Americans that more domestic drilling will lower the price of gas, which it won't, the industry is off the hook for its three biggest scams.

Waking America From the BP Nightmare

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

BP's spill safety response plans include references to protecting walruses, which have not called the Gulf of Mexico home for 3 million years. The American people deserve oil safety plans that are ironclad and not boilerplate.

Secret Weapons: James Bond, the Whales and the White House

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Kraus

Every U.S. president since Reagan has upheld the standards banning commercial whaling. So let's not reward the bad behavior of countries like Japan, Norway and Iceland for violating international law.

Exposed: Texas Big Oil Funding Petition to Kill California's Anti-Pollution Legislation

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Oil refiners Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp. are funding a petition drive to get a measure on the ballot suspending AB 32, California's landmark law to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Beware the Sirens of Big Oil

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Riki Ott

My advice to coastal residents in the Lower 48: Take heed. We learned the hard way that Big Oil's promises were good only until authorizing laws were passed and permits approved.

Not All Lobbyists Are Created Equal: The Current Energy Bills

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I am an environmental advocate. Sometimes I travel to D.C. to lobby on behalf of issues NRDC cares about. Big Oil companies dispatch lobbyists to the Hill as well. Does that make us equals?

Picky About the Pickens Plan

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christiana Wyly

"Son, I used to be IN the Oil Lobby! We don't have to worry about them. We the people are more powerful than any lobby any day of the week."