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The Oil Still Polluting Alaska, 20 Years After Exxon Valdez (VIDEO)

J.S. McDougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J.S. McDougall

The Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground in the Prince William Sound on March 24th, 1989. Over the next three days, three-thousand miles of Alaska's coastl...

Fat Cows and Thin Cows

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

President-Elect Barack Obama owes his title not only to quite possibly the best presidential campaign in history, but also to the Latino vote. More than two thirds of us voted for him.

Detroit Bailout -- Let ExxonMobil Foot the Bill

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

Listening to the auto execs this week, you'd think it would have offered a humble moment for them to come clean on their mistakes. But no, they continue to deny any responsibility for the mess they are in.

A Mandate for Spreading the Wealth

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norman Solomon

Barack Obama won the presidency after clearly saying that he wants to spread the wealth. Let's make him do it.

A State of Disenchantment

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Because of its extraordinary number of sun hours per year and its predominant winds, New Mexico could be turned into an El Dorado of clean, alternative, renewable energy.

Iraq's Oil Up For Grabs Today In Biggest Oil Sale Ever

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The biggest ever sale of oil assets will take place today, when the Iraqi government puts 40bn barrels of recoverable reserves up for offer in London....

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?

Who's Getting The Oil Industry's Support? Obama Favored By Exxon Employees, McCain Raised More Oil Money

Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Sheppard

While McCain has brought in three times more money from the oil and gas industry, Obama is the favored candidate of executives from several of the biggest companies, including ExxonMobil, according to reports from Federal Election Commission as of July 29, 2008.

Connect the Dots: See the Real Costs of Our Oil Dependency, More Oil is Not the Answer

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Riki Ott

Cordova, Alaska. The other night I biked over to the home of Linden and Kevin "Sam" O'Toole to watch the CNN Anderson Cooper 360º story on the Exxon ...

Red Ink/Black Ink

Eric Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Williams

It's clear that the real money is in oil rather than automobiles, so isn't the obvious solution for General Motors to merge with Exxon Mobil and for this new entity -- let's call them GenExx MoMo -- to give away cars for free?

Sierra Club RAW: John McCain, Big Oil's Bestie as Record Profits (and Campaign Cash) Roll In

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Dorner

After hitting a real gusher of campaign cash from Big Oil, what does McCain propose to do about high gas prices and obscene oil company profits? Why, he wants to give Big Oil a Texas-sized tax cut.

The "Have-Oil" and the "Have-Nots"

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

Skyrocketing oil and natural gas prices in the second quarter of this year led ExxonMobil to report the highest profit ever by an American company. I...

Bipartisan Support for our Children -- It Has Happened!

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

The final day of July 2008 may go down in history as the moment the tides of democracy shifted away from corporate cronyism and back to the people.

GOP Follows the Money... All the Way to Big Oil

Matthew Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Miller

Big Oil makes record profits, and in turn, sends millions more back into Republican campaigns. Everyone wins except for average Americans who find themselves paying record high gas prices.

Sierra Club RAW: McCain's Greatest Energy Misses Summer Tour

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Since McCain has already taken his misbegotten road show to the sites of some our nation's greatest energy misses, we wonder if maybe next he'll stop by Three Mile Island?

Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Ashcroft claims waterboarding isn't torture, Green energy sector jobs surge, Ford offers more fuel efficient vehicles in the U.S., and the White House tries to define contraception as abortion.

Oil Vey! Exxon's Capitol Hill Shaming

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Doug Kendall

The people of Alaska are still feeling the financial impact of the spill nearly 20 years later, long after the three-year period covered by compensatory damages in the case.

If We Drill in the US, We Don't Get the Oil

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Everyone seems to assume that if we drill for oil in the US, we will get the oil and won't be dependent on foreign oil anymore. But we won't get anything, Exxon-Mobil will.

Right-Wing Supreme Court Draws Ire Of Senate Judiciary Committee

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

The Supreme Court has shifted dangerously to the right and is now the most pro-business Court since the monopoly greasing "Lochner-era" Court of the late 19th century.

Alarming Gains for Big Oil Need a Response

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matzzie

Progressives are losing ground with the public on drilling. We must create a message-frame that attaches all of the negatives of Big Oil companies to the drilling proposals under consideration.

Alaskan Fisherwoman, Dr. Riki Ott Responds to the Supreme Court

J.S. McDougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J.S. McDougall

J.S. McDougall is the lead blogger at Chelsea Green. Dr. Riki Ott is an internationally known expert on how oil spills affect marine life. A former fi...

Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Government report links extreme weather to global warming, traffic pollution to childhood allergies, Denver Police stockpiling pepper weapons and Rumsfeld got torture advice from Army psychologists.

Supreme Court Hands Exxon $2 Billion... and Progressives an Opening

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

At a time when gas prices and oil company profits are record highs, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken $2 billion from 32,000 Americans who lost their livelihood in the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Court Spares Exxon $2 Billion In Damages From Valdez Spill

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday slashed the $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the Exxon Valdez disaster to $500 million, a deci...

The F Word: Shelling Out for Shell

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Of 46 international oil companies, including firms from China, India and Russia that had their eye on the first major oil deals in post-Saddam Iraq, guess who got the gig? Exxon-Mobil, Shell, Total and BP!