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Heineken CEO Praises Obama's 'Very European' $10 Oil Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business

The chief executive of brewing giant Heineken International praised on Wednesday a White House proposal to tax oil companies $10 per barrel to fund gr...

Obama Takes A Swing At Keystone Pipeline

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke on the Keystone XL pipeline during his last press conference of the year, saying the project would be "a nominal benefit"...

One Oily Administration After Another

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Buoyed by the country's boom in energy wealth, our president has been putting oil to work abroad. He has been using energy as the spear of his already highly militarized foreign policy. The result has been a sophisticated weaponization of oil that puts the energy mavens of the Bush administration to shame.

Obama’s New Oil Wars

Michael T. Klare | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

It was heinous. It was underhanded. It was beyond the bounds of international morality. It was an attack on the American way of life. It was "the oil weapon" -- and back in 1973, it was directed at the United States. Skip ahead four decades and it's smart, it's effective, and it's the American way.

Oil Is Back!

Michael T. Klare | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

We have a global warming president presiding over a massive expansion of fossil fuel production. Think of this as a form of collective mental compartmentalization that should frighten us all -- and yet from the president on down, it's remarkable how few seem disturbed by it.

Obama Praises U.S. Energy Production

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday boasted of the nation's progress in cutting ...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Misleading Obama Comments Exposed | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

Now that Obama's campaign for reelection is in full swing, the president hasn't been shy about touting his own record or about attacking that of his r...

Is Barack Obama Morphing Into Dick Cheney?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

As recent events have demonstrated, Obama's energy policies globally bear an eerie likeness to Cheney's, especially in the way he has engaged in the geopolitics of oil as part of an American global struggle for future dominance among the major powers.

Payola for the Most Profitable Corporations in History

Bill McKibben | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

There's a problem: the very word "subsidies" makes American eyes glaze over. If due attention is to be paid, we have to figure out a language in which to talk about them that will make it clear just how loony our policy is.

Jennifer Bendery

Keystone XL: White House Backs Portion Of Pipeline That Ships U.S. Oil Overseas | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is throwing its support behind a decision by TransCanada to build a portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, even though the...

Sam Stein

Obama Team: Attacks In Bobby Jindal's Book Are Baseless | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Old wounds were reopened this week as the White House forcefully responded to charges leveled by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) that Presiden...

Michael Brown: Obama Wanted Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bush-era FEMA head Michael Brown accused President Obama Monday of "playing politics" with the Gulf Coast oil spill, claiming that Obama waited for th...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: 'Premature' For Obama To Change Position On Offshore Drilling | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration said on Monday that it remains "premature" to rule out including additional offshore drilling as part of comprehensive energy...

Sam Stein

Oil Spill Estimate Increased To 35K-60K Barrels A Day | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just hours before the president addresses the nation from the Oval Office, the White House has sent out findings of a new scientific study which pegs ...

Obama Administration Pushing To Reopen New Offshore Drilling Exploration In Shallow Waters

Wall Street Journal | By LAURA MECKLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON--The Obama administration, facing rising anger on the Gulf Coast over the loss of jobs and income from a drilling moratorium, said Monday t...

Barack Obama: I'm Talking To Gulf Experts 'So I Know Whose Ass To Kick'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Monday he's been talking closely to Gulf Coast fishermen and various experts on BP's catastrophic oil s...

Frank Rich On Gulf Oil Spill: Obama's Katrina, Or Worse?

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For Barack Obama's knee-jerk foes, of course it was his Katrina. But for the rest of us, there's the nagging fear that the largest oil spill in our hi...

Sam Stein

Bill Nelson: Obama Should Send In Military If BP Can't Stop Leak Today | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With frustration mounting over the inability to stop the oil spilling into the Gulf, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fl.) on Wednesday became the first senator to...

Sam Stein

Obama Ally Accuses GOP Of Doing Big Oil's Bidding After Gulf Spill (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group allied with the Obama White House released a new television advertisement Wednesday attacking Republicans for foot-dragging on energy legislat...

President Obama's Pledge to End "The Tyranny Of Oil"; "Peak Oil" Mutating to "Peak Consumption"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

A multiplicity of factors are in play that for the first time will begin to end the oil cabal's long and painful hegemony over our lives.

The New York Times Wrong-Headedly Propagandizes for an Obama Gasoline Tax

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

A better solution would be a "free market" variation of the gas rationing program that served the nation so well in World War II, bringing a shared sense of mission and dignity to the home front.

It's Not Oil Supply -- It's the High Fear Hype!

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

This debate over oil and energy policy disgusts me because both Obama and McCain are trying to force short term, knee jerk responses to a major policy challenge for the nation.

Obama Delivers a Real Energy Plan for America: Efficiency Now, 10% Renewables by 2012, One Million Plug-ins by 2015

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

This is easily the best energy plan ever put forward by a nominee of either party. By comparison, the plan of John "Nothing but Nukes" McCain plan is a joke.

Obama Issues Response To RNC Attack Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama responds to the RNC's "Balance" ad attacking his energy policy with an ad tying McCain to Bush. "McCain and Bush support a drilling plan that ...