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Oil and Gas Industry

Kate Sheppard

Department Of Interior Issues New Rules For Fracking On Public Lands

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior released new rules for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands in the United States on Friday, t...

No More Excuses

Swara Salih | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Swara Salih

Acting immediately on climate change is nothing but in our best interest, both in its practicality and its symbolic value worldwide. Besides already being an economic and technological leader worldwide, we could easily lead the charge against global warming.

5 Years After Citizens United, Big Oil and Gas Money Spills Into Colorado State Elections

Peg Perl | Posted 03.23.2015 | Denver
Peg Perl

Colorado law has attempted to blunt the crushing effect of big money in politics through strong public disclosure laws that require spending by each of these groups in candidate elections to be reported online to Colorado voters.

Introducing 'Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat'

Steve Horn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Many former Obama administration officials now work as lobbyists or PR professionals on behalf of the LNG exports industry, as do many former Bush administration officials. So too do those with ties to potential 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

New Protections For Threatened Bird Could Bring Drilling Restrictions

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Federal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas dri...

Like New Yorkers, Californians Can Say No to Fracking

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

The oil industry may feel entitled to its potential profits, and will likely fight efforts to curb extreme well stimulation and enhancement anywhere they appear. But the people of California and New York -- indeed of all of states -- are even more entitled to clean air and clean water.

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Emissions Increased In 2013, According To EPA

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emissions from power plants, refineries and other industrial facilities in the United States increased in 2013, up 20 million metric ton...

To Frack or Not to Frack: That Is The Question

David H. Bailey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
David H. Bailey

Realistically speaking, we must accept the reality that oil and natural gas will be with us for the foreseeable future (at least for the next 10 to 20 years), and fracking too will be with us, since at present it is one of the most cost-efficient means to produce oil and gas.

#DirtyDenier$ Day 8: Shelley Moore Capito

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Mining interests support Capito, and she has supported them by voting numerous times against the health and safety of Americans. In 2013 alone, she voted against safeguards for the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the lands that belong to the American public.

#DirtyDenier$ Day 6: Scott Brown

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.11.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

In 2012, Massachusetts voters decided they didn't like Senator Scott Brown's loyalty to Big Oil and they voted him out of the Senate. This year, he's back, but in New Hampshire, where he is trying to unseat Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

#DirtyDenier$ Day 5: Congressman John M. Shimkus

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It's not just dirty money that earns Congressman Shimkus today's Dirty Denier award, it's his opposition to reducing dangerous carbon pollution.

Kate Sheppard

The Government Is Still Spending Billions To Subsidize Fossil Fuels

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Over the past five years, the Obama administration has repeatedly called for cutting fossil fuel subsidies in the form of tax breaks a...

Invest In the Future -- Not in Fossil Fuels

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans are worried about pollution -- oil trains running through their towns, fracking in their neighborhoods, coal dust in their air. They're worried about what the future will look like for their children if carbon pollution continues unchecked.

Paul Blumenthal

After Record $5 Billion Pollution Settlement, Oil Company Still Has Friends On Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A joint fundraising committee controlled by Republican Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) received contrib...

Restoring Louisiana's Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy -- Governor Jindal Is Trying to Undermine Both

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

A Louisiana elected official once said "the flag of Texaco flies over the Louisiana State Capitol." Right now that flag is flapping in the face of every citizen.

UN Climate Chief Urges Radical Clean-Up Of Oil, Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

(Corrects paragraph 11 to "trillion tonnes" from "billion tonnes") * Figueres says three quarters of reserves may have to stay in gro...

Many Of America's Fastest Growing Areas Are Near Oil And Gas Fields

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 03.27.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. New 2013 census information released Thursday...

Paul Blumenthal

Senators Skipping Climate Change All-Nighter Raised Far More Oil And Gas Money Than Participants

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 30 senators set to occupy the Senate floor Monday for an all-night talkathon on climate change have raised substantially less from t...

Air Pollution Limits For Oil And Gas Industry Approved In Colorado

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Colorado health and environment officials on Sunday approved new rules to limit air pollut...

Newspaper Investigation Questions Oil Field Safety

AP | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — Injury claims, government data and public records of oil field accidents since the start of the onshore drilling and fracking boom in...

John Kasich's Advisers Knew Of Plan To Target 'Eco-Left' As State Promoted Fracking Effort

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Top advisers to Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) were aware of a plan that the state's Department of Natural Resources was undertaking to target the "eco-lef...

Kate Sheppard

Oil And Gas Lobby Lays Out 2014 Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The oil industry's leading lobby group, the American Petroleum Institute, debuted its 2014 agenda on Tuesday: Keystone, Keystone, and ...

Kate Sheppard

Oil Industry Loves Plan To Lift Ban On Crude Exports

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The oil industry's leading trade group on Tuesday praised Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R) call for a review of the country's effective ...

Kate Sheppard

The Long, Strange Case Of An Arctic Whistleblower

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The long, strange story of Charles Monnett, a wildlife biologist who spent 14 years working in Alaska for the Department of Interior, is...

Kate Sheppard

What Do Chevron And ALEC Have Against The Lesser Prairie Chicken?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The American Legislative Exchange Council and Chevron are teaming up to spread awareness of what they say is a serious threat to energ...