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National Day of Prayer: Copyrighted and Unconstitutional?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

In today's Wilshire & Washington, we tackle the big issues: God, copyright, marriage, and crude oil -- in that order of importance -- with our guest host, Megan Carpentier.

Oil Spill: Big Oil's History Of Bad Behavior (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the gulf oil spill raging, all eyes are turned to the horrors of oil spills. Tragically, oil companies have a history of damage way beyond the a...

Oil Spills: A History Of Disaster (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The recent disaster that occurred at a BP offshore drilling site near Louisiana--seriously injuring 17 workers, leaving 11 still missing, and leaking ...

Chevron's new tactic called a threat to First Amendment

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

An Amazonian community's fifteen-year battle with Chevron is entering dangerous waters with the Chevron request for all of the 600 hours of unused footage from the filming of "Crude: The Movie".

Chevron: Finding New Ways to Crush Opponents, Intimidate Filmmakers and Disempower Populations

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

I know I'm not the first one to draw comparisons between James Cameron's fictional Avatar, where a corporate-military entity uses force to obtain Pand...

Earth Day™ -- Tastes Great, Less Filling

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erich Pica

On Earth Day, President Obama asked us to remember Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day. But as Nelson himself admitted, he wasn't the on...

Has Earth Day Become Corporate Greenwash Day?

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton


Weekly Mulch: Can Washington Stand Up to the Energy Industry?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders spent this week trying to stand up to the oil industry. In ...

Bowoto v. Chevron: Nigerian Plaintiffs Argue their Appeal in Human Rights Case Against Chevron

Scott Gilmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Gilmore

Lawyers for a group of Nigerian environmental activists argued an appeal before the Ninth Circuit in Bowoto v. Chevron. This landmark case was the first human rights civil suit against a corporation to be tried before an American jury.

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.

Is the Drilling Moratorium Really Long Enough? No, Not Really

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Shortly after the BP's Mississippi Canyon Block 252 well blew out, President Obama imposed a six month moratorium on deepwater drilling, pending concl...

Walmart Tops The Fortune 500 List - Again

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's Walmart's world -- and we're all just shoppers. The world's largest retailer has once again ascended the the top spot on the Fortune 500 list, su...

Breaking: 400 Barrel Oil Spill in Salt Lake City

Morgan Goodwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Morgan Goodwin

The spill, in the well-to-do neighborhood surrounding Salt Lake's largest park, was gushing 50 gallons of crude per minute when responders arrived in the morning.

Oil Companies Financing Nuclear Threat in Burma, Refusing Transparency

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew Smith

It appears both Chevron and Total would prefer to hide their payments to the world's newest nuclear threat.

Was Oil Named 'Crude' Because of the Way Oil Companies Do Business?

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Norman Lear

Setting another high standard for crude behavior in the oil business is Chevron. Who would have guessed that Chevron would find a sympathetic ear in U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan?

Joe Berlinger vs. Chevron: Why We Must All Defend Independent Filmmaking

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Redford

Documentary filmmakers' success as storytellers depends on access to those who are willing to talk on camera. If the subjects of hard-hitting films are fearful of the ramifications of telling the truth then the filmmaker has no story.

How Big Oil Always Wins

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

There is another case of oil pollution with over fifteen years of "experience" that might make us nervous about any attempt to hold BP accountable in the courts.

What's Up With the Rainforest: Chevron's Cover-up of Gross Environmental Abuses in Ecuador

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

Ecuador's people have been struggling for over a decade to achieve justice in their lawsuit against the US oil giant, Chevron.

EPA's Most Wanted Environmental Criminals (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In this episode of ViroPOP's show ZapRoot, we get an inside look into the some of the environment's most notorious evil doers from the EPA's most want...

News Flash: Oil Companies Sometimes Lie

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Smith

The yes or no question remains: will Total, Chevron, and PTTEP do something positive for Burma and disclose details of their last 18 years of payments to the junta?

Chevron's "Crude" Attempt to Suppress Free Speech

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Moyers

Chevron, the third largest corporation in America, is now hauling out their lawyers in a case that would undermine the right of journalists to protect the people by telling them the truth.

BP Oil Disaster: A Crude Awakening for Washington

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

When it comes to the politics of Big Oil and its impact on our environment, our economy and our climate, we're not talking about one bad apple we're talking about a whole barrel of bad apples.

Chevron Wins First Round Against Crude Filmmaker

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tracy L. Barnett

Besides making sources much more reluctant to talk, the Crude ruling could make journalists and filmmakers the targets of routine harassment by participants in lawsuits of all kinds.

Avatar Director James Cameron on a Mission: Will He Support Real-life Ecuador Struggle Against Chevron?

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Han Shan

Cameron recently gave a powerful speech about how he's "on a mission" to support environmental causes. A number of organizations are hoping he'll put his money where his mouth is.

Deciding Today on Energy for Tomorrow

Gary P. Luquette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary P. Luquette

When it comes to respectfully developing America's abundant oil and natural gas resources there's nothing tough about this decision. We should be developing America's Outer Continental Shelf.