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Exxon Mobil Dodges Question On Trump’s Ban Aimed At Oil-Rich Muslim Countries

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

Exxon Mobil Corp. danced around a question on Tuesday about where it stood on President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning people fr...

A Legal Introduction to an Oil and Gas Production Lease

Brad Reid | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Brad Reid

The document that allows a petroleum company to drill for petroleum is called an "Oil, Gas, and Mineral Lease" (OGL). This comment briefly introduces ...

New Pipeline Protest Models Itself On Dakota Access Fight

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.16.2017 | Green

A new front has opened in the fight against the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The battleground this time is rural west Texas, where a small...

Trump Picks Fossil Fuel-Friendly Oklahoma Attorney General To Head EPA

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump has picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as the head of the Environmental Protection Age...

Obama Administration Blocks Arctic Oil Drilling Through 2022

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.20.2016 | Green

Further cementing President Barack Obama’s climate legacy, the Department of the Interior announced on Friday its intent to ban oil drilling in the ...

Here’s The Oil Industry’s Wish List For President Trump

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics

Under Donald Trump’s presidency, oil and gas pipelines ― including the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access conduits ― will crisscross th...

Oil Stocks Soar After Trump Victory, But Coal Is The Real Winner

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics

Shares of U.S. oil and gas companies spiked Wednesday after Donald Trump won the presidency, but the biggest winner seems to be the ailing coal indust...

Addicted to oil: US gasoline consumption is higher than ever

The Conversation US | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

Lucas Davis, University of California, Berkeley August was the biggest month ever for U.S. gasoline consumption. Americans used a staggering 9.7 mill...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Brings Pipeline Protest To The White House

The Huffington Post | Adam Hamze | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Just hours after 22 more people were arrested for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota on Tuesday, the Standing Rock S...

A Climate Of Cash In Votes On Global Warming

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Why, during the first month of the current Congress, did nearly half the Senate - all Republicans - vote against an amendment stating that human activities contribute significantly to climate change? We don't know.

The Fracking Industry Spends Big in Colorado

Jesse Coleman | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Ever wonder what it's like to be a pawn in the oil and gas industry's political ambitions? This pencil, hired by oil and gas front group Protect Color...

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 02.19.2017 | 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 02.18.2017 | 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 02.18.2017 | 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 01.05.2017 | 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...