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Republicans Sat In For Oil. Democrats Are Sitting In For Gun Control.

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates praised a group of House Democrats for staging a sit-in to demand a vote on gun control Thursday. Some representatives gave mo...

Donald Trump Said Some Things About Energy

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump likes energy. All the energy. And he will make it great again. "I am into all types of energy," he said in a press conference in North Da...

The Panama Papers and the Africa Story

Caroline Kende-Robb | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Caroline Kende-Robb

The Panama Papers are not just about famous people who use offshore accounts to avoid paying tax. They have also lifted the veil on a secret world in which tax havens are used to shift billions out of the world's poorest countries in Africa.

This Is Why Oil Companies Should Stop Looking For Oil

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business

Oil companies are getting hammered by investors for being oil companies. The price of a barrel of crude is down 60 percent in the last two years. The...

Big Oil Ads Beat Out Climate News On CNN

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green

Fossil fuel ads are drowning out news reports about climate change on CNN. During one week in January, just after NASA announced that 2015 was the hot...

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Worse For The Climate Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green

Oil and gas producers are spewing a lot more methane into the atmosphere than regulators previously thought. New figures on greenhouse gas emissions s...

Russia: A Global Energy Powerhouse That's Much More Than a Petro-State

The Conversation US | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
The Conversation US

In truth, Russia has been building an altogether new kind of energy state, one with more global influence than even OPEC. A fundamental reason is Russian prominence in multiple energy domains, especially oil, gas, coal and nuclear power.<

Fossil Fuel Companies Spend $115 Million Each Year Opposing Climate Policy

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green

Major fossil fuel companies and trade groups shell out nearly $115 million a year to oppose efforts to reduce carbon emissions, according to a new rep...

White House Won't Sell Drilling Rights In Atlantic Waters

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is removing the Atlantic coast from its upcoming oil and gas lease sale, a departure from earlier p...

This Scion Of Standard Oil Is Ditching Her ExxonMobil Stock

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

Neva Rockefeller Goodwin was born into a family whose ancestors built the American oil industry. But now she's taking steps to direct some of the fami...

Benicia Planning Commissioners Unanimously Reject Valero's Oil Train Proposal

Sierra Club Environmental Law Program | Posted 02.19.2016 | Green
Sierra Club Environmental Law Program

By Elly Benson Benicia is a small waterside city near San Francisco that is perhaps best known for briefly serving as the California state capital in...

No Time to Waste for a Healthier Energy Future

Michael Green | Posted 02.18.2016 | Green
Michael Green

It's clear that a healthier energy future is within our reach. But while the oil and gas industry continues to put our air, water and health at risk, we must remain vigilant. As long as we rely on fossil fuels, our children and families will be at risk.

Sierra Club Sues Over Oil Company Earthquakes

Sierra Club Environmental Law Program | Posted 02.18.2016 | Green
Sierra Club Environmental Law Program

By Nicholas Jimenez Oklahoma Oil Companies' Wastewater Disposal Practices Leave Residents Shaken For the past few years, residents of Oklahoma and...

Iran Says It Will Resist Oil Output Limits As Part Of Global Pact

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

ANKARA/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday it would resist any plan to restrain its oil output as fellow OPEC ministers tried to persuade the cou...

Got Science? Will Oklahoma Finally Get Serious About Fracking-Related Earthquakes in 2016?

Pamela Worth | Posted 02.10.2016 | Science
Pamela Worth

For years, Oklahoman homes and nerves have been rattled by a series of ever-more-frequent earthquakes: in 2015 alone, 857 earthquakes in the state registered 3.0 or more on the Richter scale. Today, it's not just homes being shaken up.

The Oil Lobby Has A Pretty Predictable Response To Obama's Oil Tax Proposal

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business

The White House said Thursday afternoon that it would propose a $10 per barrel tax on oil in the budget it sends to Congress, and the oil lobby was qu...

There Are Now More Solar Jobs In America Than Oil Extraction Jobs

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business

Solar is the energy employer of the future -- or at least that's how the numbers look today. A new report on the state of the solar industry out Tues...

Drilling in Big Cypress: Rejected Bush Plan to Purchase Florida Mineral Rights Looks Genius in Retrospect

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

My how perspective changes! On May, 29th 2002, President George W. Bush and his brother, then Florida Governor Jeb Bush, proposed the federal purchase...

Oil Prices Have Hit An 11-Year Low, And That's Exactly What Saudi Arabia Wants

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business

The last time oil was this cheap, the world was in the middle of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. As the price of oil falls belo...

Hillary Clinton Says She's Unaware Of Receiving $150,000 In Oil & Gas Contributions

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

At a campaign stop in Iowa on Wednesday, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton claimed to be unaware that she'd ever received campaign ...

Better Regulation of Oil & Gas Drilling in National Parks

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

The National Park Service (NPS) recently proposed revisions to regulations governing oil and gas drilling in national parks, the so-called 9B regulati...

Jeb Bush To Roll Out Energy Plan At Company With A History of Violations

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to release his energy policy at an event near Pittsburgh on Tuesday, and the site of hi...

Feds Decide Not To Add Greater Sage Grouse To Endangered Species List

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it will not be adding the greater sage grouse to the federal endangered specie...

Oil & Gas Producers' Profitability Is Down

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

In addition to slower revenue growth and cascading margins, liquidity is another area of softness to watch in the oil and gas industry.

Interior Secretary Defends Fossil Fuels: 'You Can't Just Cut It Off Overnight'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday defended fossil fuel development on public lands, as the Obama administration faces increasin...