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The CIA's Coup Against Iran's Mohammad Mossadegh

ADST | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
ADST

Beginning in January 1953, the U.S. and Britain agreed to work together toward Mosaddegh's removal. The plot, known as Operation Ajax, centered on convincing Iran's monarch to issue a decree to dismiss Mossadegh from office.

Greenwash: Shell May Remove 'Oil' From Name as it Moves to Tap Arctic, Gulf of Mexico

Steve Horn | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Shell Oil has announced it may take a page out of the BP "Beyond Petroleum" greenwashing book, rebranding itself as something other than an oil company for its United States-based unit. "Oil" could at some point in the near future be removed from the name.

Internal Documents Show Fossil Fuel Industry Has Been Aware of Climate Change for Decades

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.08.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Sen. Whitehouse likened their actions to those of the tobacco companies that conspired to manufacture doubt about the link between smoking and disease when they were all too aware of it. In 2006, a federal district court ruled that the tobacco industry's deceptive campaign to maximize its profits by hoodwinking the public amounted to a racketeering enterprise.

Santorum's Political Theology of Climate Denial

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Former Pennsylvania Senator and recurring presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum, as a devoted Catholic, recently publicly sparred with the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.

Reaching for Remote Hydrocarbon Riches, Shell Oil Plans to Drill In Arctic Ocean, Despite Setbacks, Protests and Lawsuits

John J. Berger | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Despite the Obama Administration's jawboning about the dangers of climate change and the Administration's Climate Action Plan, it has recently given conditional approval to Shell Oil to drill for oil in the perilous waters of the Chukchi Sea.

'Green News Report' - June 4, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Lincoln Chafee enter the 2016 race; Maryland bans fracking; Texas and Oklahoma ban fracking bans.

Mass Die-Off Of Dolphins Directly Linked To Deepwater Horizon Spill

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green

A dramatic increase in dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico is directly linked to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists concluded in a report pu...

'Green News Report' - April 21, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, five years later; As Earth D...

'Green News Report' -- March 26, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lots of good and/or hysterical news today! Climate change denier Ted C...

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL

Steve Horn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversial Nationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") from Pontiac, Illinois to its Griffith, Indiana holding terminal.

Judge Rejects BP's Bid To Remove Gulf Oil Spill Claims Administrator

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green

Nov 10 (Reuters) - BP Plc has failed to persuade a federal judge to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming...

Google Quits ALEC, But Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell Stay Put

Elliott Negin | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

When Eric Schmidt recently called out ALEC for "literally lying" about climate change and his company announced it would not renew its ALEC membership, it was just one of the conservative business lobby group's latest -- and loudest -- setbacks.

Tar Sands Trade: Kuwait Buys Stake in Alberta As It Opens Own Heavy Oil Spigot

Steve Horn | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogChevron made waves in the business world when it announced its October 6 sale of 30-percent of its holdings in the Alberta...

'Green News Report' - September 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Accountability for BP in deadly Gulf Oil Spill Disaster; Accountabilit...

Judge: BP's Reckless Conduct Caused Gulf Oil Spill

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP could be looking at close to $18 billion in additional fines over the nation's worst offshore oil spill after a federal judge ...

'Green News Report' - August 28, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fire and explosion at Indiana refinery with a history of exploding; UN ...

Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Steve Horn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogIn little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of In...

Happy Birthday America

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.03.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

he process of debating and revising Jefferson's declaration continued on July 3 and into the late morning of July 4. In the evening of July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress "unanimously" approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence.

BP Wants Money Back From Oil Spill Claims

AP | By KEVIN McGILL | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP wants a federal judge to order restitution — plus interest — of what it says are hundreds of millions of dollars in overpa...

BP Gets an Anniversary Gift From the Obama Administration

Richard Schiffman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

The company whose negligence was responsible for the worst marine oil-spill in history won 43 new leases in the Gulf, which is still fouled by million of gallons of unrecovered crude.

BP Lake Michigan Oil Spill: Did Tar Sands Spill Into the Great Lake?

Steve Horn | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With a drinking water source for seven million people at stake, this "tar sands name game" is one with high stakes indeed.

Government Declares BP a 'Responsible' Contractor: Workers and Taxpayers Beware

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Rena Steinzor

How long should BP have remained on probation, barred from doing business until the American workers and taxpayers have some confidence it has really changed? How about the same time period during which it insulted our trust -- at a minimum.

Famous British Museum Faces Heat For Their Controversial Involvement With BP

ARTINFO | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
ARTINFO

Tate is once again under fire for its involvement with BP. Fifteen Tate Members have sent a letter to the Tate Members Council, chaired by broadcaster...

Ranking the Climate Culprits

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Groundbreaking, independent new research -- 8 years in the making -- is shining fresh light on the biggest climate culprits in the world, and quantifying exactly how much of the climate change pie belongs to whom.

Tell BP to Drop Dudley

Brian Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Brian Young

They must pay their debt to society -- and they cannot be let off the hook simply because they have the resources to run a PR campaign on their own behalf.