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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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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!

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

Investigation confirms torture at U.S. bases in Afghanistan, Michael Reagan calls for murder of anti-war activists, Gingrich claims Supreme Court decision will "cost us a city" and $23 billion in lost Iraq funds.

Supreme Court Justices John Roberts And Samuel Alito Sell Stocks To Reduce Conflicts Of Interest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, whose investments forced them to sit out cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, ...

Why Is There No National Energy Policy?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

National energy policy? Why bother? A dollar/gallon investment tax on gasoline, the 10% solution and a 10 cents / pound carbon dioxide tax are all we need.

Exxon Chief Beats Back Challenge From Rockefellers

New York Times | Clifford Krauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Exxon Mobil's chairman and chief executive, Rex W. Tillerson, defeated a shareholder effort on Wednesday to take away one of his jobs at an annual mee...

Rockefellers, Exxon Mobil Battle Over Future Of Company

New York Times | CLIFFORD KRAUSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Rockefeller family built one of the great American fortunes by supplying the nation with oil. Now history has come full circle: some family member...

Awash In Profits, Exxon Extracting Every Penny From Its Franchisees

Washington Post | Steven Mufson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Every time Sohaila Rezazadeh rings up a sale at her Exxon station on Chain Bridge Road in Oakton, her cash register sends the information to Exxon Mob...

Oil Execs to Congress: I Drink Your Milkshake

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Supply and demand is one factor in determining price, but another factor used to be called "competition." Again, I'm not an economist, but I'm pretty sure that was supposed to drive prices down.

Future Will Battle Past at Exxon Mobil Annual Meeting

Clint Wilder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Clint Wilder

The Rockefellers haven't suddenly gone soft and hippy-dippy. It's their concern for the future of the Exxon Mobil's bottom line that's fueling their calls for a cleaner, more renewable energy mix.

Exxon Mobil Profits Soar: Grow 17 Percent

AP | JOHN PORRETTO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HOUSTON — Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said Thursday that record crude prices helped its first-quarter pr...

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

Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, fresh out of jail, talked to us about his Karl Rove-induced prosecution. He now has clear proof that his 2002 election was stolen by the GOP.