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Feds Investigating Exxon On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has joined the growing list of agencies and offices probing ExxonMobil on climate change. The federal agen...

Dems Call GOP Effort To Protect Exxon An 'Embarrassment'

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing Wednesday seemingly with the goal of affirming that chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas)...

John Oliver Calls Out Big Oil Trade Group For Plagiarism

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.16.2016 | Comedy

The oil industry’s lobbying arm, already under fire for its role in a decades-long climate change cover-up, has now been accused of plagiarism. John...

ExxonMobil Takes The Olympic Gold In Deceitful Advertising

Jamie Henn | Posted 08.09.2016 | Green
Jamie Henn

In an ad it debuted during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics on Friday night, the world's largest oil company presented itself as nothing more than a merry band of do-gooders who were "mapping the oceans," "turning algae into biofuel," and "defeating malaria."

State AGs Shut Down 'GOP Extremists' Attempts To Block Big Oil Fraud Probe

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) will have to do more than issue subpoenas if he wants state attorneys general and environmental groups to turn over documen...

Elizabeth Warren Blasts GOP Congressman And His Exxon Mobil Buddies

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a message for Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and his climate denying, Big Oil-loving cronies in Washington: You picked...

New Docs Reveal Oil And Tobacco Industries' Dirty History Of Working Together

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green

Things keep looking worse and worse for the oil industry. After documents dating back as far as the 1940s revealed companies coordinated to cover up ...

GOP Congressman Subpoenas Those Investigating Big Oil's Climate Cover-Up

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics

In his latest showing of support for Big Oil, a House Republican has subpoenaed state attorneys general and environmental groups that are investigatin...

'Stockbroker's Bible' Just Told Oil Industry To Accept Its Demise

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business

The editorial board of the Financial Times isn't exactly stacked with bleeding-hearted environmentalists. Just a month ago, the British paper defended...

Unaoil Middleman Paid Millions To Influence Iraqi Officials Had U.S. Ties

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics

A middleman who received millions of dollars from Unaoil -- a Monaco-based firm now at the center of an international bribery scandal -- in return for...

Fracking America

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.12.2016 | Books
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The abhorrent practice of spraying our food with toxins has plenty of things in common with hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" the land for petroleum ...

Wall Street Is Losing Confidence In Exxon Mobil

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business

Falling oil prices have gutted the American shale boom and pushed the Saudis to try to kick their oil addiction. And now Exxon Mobil's debt has been d...

New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green

In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for America's ...

Oil And Gas Industry Has Pumped Millions Into Republican Campaigns

The Guardian | Casey Williams | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business

Fossil fuel millionaires collectively pumped more than $100m into Republican presidential contenders’ efforts last year – in an unprecedented inve...

Night of the Living Dead, Climate Change-Style

Bill McKibben | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
Bill McKibben

Even as the global warming crisis makes it clear that coal, natural gas, and oil are yesterday's energy, the momentum of two centuries of fossil fuel development means new projects keep emerging in a zombie-like fashion. And it's not just pipelines, not by a long shot.

Jerry Brown and California Move To Halve Oil Use (As Foreshadowed in 2001)

William Bradley | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
William Bradley

California showed up big at last month's UN climate summit in Paris, presenting a model for how one of the world's biggest economies can shift rapidly...

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

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...

UN Climate Summit's Scattered Approach Points Up Importance of California and Jerry Brown

William Bradley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
William Bradley

There is some very good news and some very bad news about the current United Nations Climate Summit in Paris.

Oil-Rich Dubai Pledges To Put Solar Panels On Every Roof By 2030

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.02.2015 | World

As diplomats and delegates from 195 countries converge in Paris this week to help fight climate change, the oil-rich city of Dubai also wants to do it...

Does Obama's Backtrack on Biofuels Undermine His Climate Change Message in Paris?

Paul Alexander | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Despite the terrorist attacks in Paris, French officials have announced the United Nations Convention on Climate Change will proceed as planned on November 30. The conference is expected to produce a blueprint to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of global warming.

How The Oil Industry Pumped Up Spending On Disinformation To Kill California Climate Bill Provision

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

The five carbon majors and the rest of the oil and gas industry are still spending millions to deceive the public and derail government attempts to address the problem.

Obama's Hard Calls: South China Sea, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Ukraine and Russia

William Bradley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As he comes to grips with his failed escalations in Afghanistan and Syria, President Barack Obama should nevertheless respond to China's escalations in the South China Sea. Fortunately, all it requires is that he direct the U.S. Navy to sail where it has legally sailed for more than a century.

John Oliver Explains Why North Dakota Is FAR Too Nice To Big Oil

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.12.2015 | Comedy

On Sunday, John Oliver addressed the kind and polite people of North Dakota, a state that has had a recent oil boom so large that it's cut the nation'...

Jerry Brown, Greening California and the Ancien Regime of Oil

William Bradley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
William Bradley

As long as people are using oil -- and even with Brown's target of cutting use in half by 2030, we'll be using a lot of oil -- why not have California reap the economic rewards?