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Solyndra: Will We Learn From Science?

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

The key question that is being missed -- and that should be asked now -- is whether the federal government will approach this failure as politicians or as scientists.

Exxon Mobil To Restart Montana Pipeline

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — A failed Exxon Mobil pipeline that spilled an estimated 42,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River was expected to resta...

Safety risks underscored by violations at ExxonMobil refinery

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Alexandra Duszak, iWatch NewsAs an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News has shown , oil refining is one of the countr...

Matt Sledge

Despite Budget Shortfalls, Texas Plans New Road To Exxon Headquarters | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

Texas faces a transportation funding gap of $315 billion over the next 20 years, according to the state's transportation commission. Ten of its top 20...

America's Top 10 Gas Drillers

ProPublica | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

Much of the growth in gas production has come from drilling into shale formations, which provided 23 percent of the nation's gas in 2010, according to the EIA. Hence integrated behemoths have expanded into this area.

What Exxon's Deal With Russia Really Means

Ted Danson | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Ted Danson

This week ExxonMobil scored a deal to explore for oil in the Russian Arctic Ocean, and in exchange, the Russian state-owned Rosneft apparently got the rights to the Gulf of Mexico. What is a win-win agreement for Exxon and Rosneft is a lose-lose for the rest of us.

Keystone Pipeline, Tar Sands Oil, and Climate Change Are Not in Our National Interest

Peter Lehner | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

If we say that the Keystone XL pipeline is in our national interest, than we are saying fossil fuel addiction is in our national interest. We are saying that climate change is in our national interest. We know neither is true.

A Milestone in Education

Phil Mickelson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Education
Phil Mickelson

What if we celebrated milestones in education with the same enthusiasm with which we celebrate achievement in sport?

Exxon Mobil Estimates Yellowstone Spill Will Cost $42 Million

AP | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. has told federal regulators that its oil pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River will cost ab...

Why Did Capitalism Fail?

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Bob Burnett

The global economy is splintering. U.S. voters hate all politicians and there's political unrest throughout the world. The root cause of this turmoil is the failure of the dominant economic paradigm -- global corporate capitalism.

Apple And America's Other Most Valuable Companies

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. From 24/7 Wall St.: Apple became the most valuable company in America yesterday when its market cap passed Exxon Mob...

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...

Why Liberals Should Be Outraged by the Tim DeChristopher Sentence

Jay Michaelson | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green
Jay Michaelson

DeChristopher's act was definitely a crime. A victimless crime, and an act of civil disobedience, but a crime nonetheless. The guilty verdict, delivered on March 3, was expected. But the auction itself was also a crime.

Yellowstone Oil Spill Reveals Gaps In Oversight: 'We're Asking For Another Catastrophe'

AP | MATTHEW BROWN and GARANCE BURKE | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Three weeks after a broken Exxon Mobil pipeline spilled 1,000 barrels of oil into the Yellowstone River, federal officials rem...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Montana Judge Blocks Equipment Bound For Canada's Oil Sands | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

A Montana judge has delivered a significant victory to opponents of a plan by oil companies to truck oversized oil equipment destined for Canada's tar...

Directors Must Create Transnational Standards of Conduct

Brad Reid | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Brad Reid

I remind business leaders to create governance and integrity standards with this issue of extraterritoriality in mind.

Exxon's Failed Pipeline May Have Carried Oil Sands Crude

Posted 09.14.2011 | Green

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters/Laura Zuckerman) - An Exxon Mobil pipeline that ruptured, leaking oil into Yellowstone River, may have sometimes carried a ...

Time for Congress to End Big Oil Subsidies

Carl Gibson | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business
Carl Gibson

At a time Republicans are holding the debt ceiling hostage, why hasn't Congress voted to stop wastefully subsidizing these tax-dodging oil companies?

Wake-Up Call From Yellowstone: Keystone XL Must Be Shelved

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Big Oil wants to build a pipeline to send the dirtiest crude oil on the planet from the Boreal forests of Canada right through the heart of America, crossing the Yellowstone, the Missouri, the Platte and other treasured rivers on its way to Texas refineries.

Problems in the Pipeline

Erich Pica | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The oil industry is pushing the Obama administration to approve a permit for TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. Exploiting the full potential of Canada's tar sands, according to one scientist, could trigger the uncontrollable over-heating of our planet

Lobbying in American Politics

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

When did a politician's campaign cash reserves start to be called a "war chest?" It gives you a sense of what kind of attitude goes into how that money is being used.

Spills Happen

Marc Yaggi | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Marc Yaggi

Despite bland assurances from big oil that they're doing all they can to make things right in the Gulf, impacts from the industry on our people and ecosystems are vast.

Fortune Global 500 Now Richer, More International, But With Same Number Of Female CEOs

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

On Thursday, Fortune released its annual Global 500 list of the world's largest corporations by revenue. The U.S. tops the list with 133 corporatio...

Telling the Truth About Planetary-Scale Socialsm

Gernot Wagner | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Gernot Wagner

One of the more powerful quotes about the importance of taking nature seriously goes back to Oystein Dahle: "Socialism collapsed because it did not allow the market to tell the economic truth. Capitalism may collapse because it does not allow the market to tell the ecological truth."

Barron's Brings Us Halloween in July Predicting $150/bbl Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Business must be slow and circulation down at Barron's. What better way to stimulate newsprint distribution than a blazoned scaremonger front page headline as in this past weekend's edition, "Get Ready For $150 Oil".