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Oil Industry

Resignation of a Leader Opens Door for Gov. Brown to Step Up

Shoshanna Howard | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Shoshanna Howard

The oil and gas industries have a long history in California and as it becomes more difficult to extract oil buried deep in rock and shale they are increasingly turning to extreme drilling methods that are inherently more dangerous and even more toxic.

Lessons (Un)Learned in the Last 5 Years in Offshore Oil Industry Since the BP Deepwater Horizon Accident

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Najmedin Meshkati

With the 5th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon (DWH) on April 20, the existing data on the number of accidents and incidents in offshore drilling and production within recent years does not seem encouraging or comforting.

In Texas Oil Town, Early Signs Of Economic Strain As Drilling Slows

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK, March 29 (Reuters) - Sales tax receipts in the thriving oil town of Midland, Texas, fell this month, on...

California Cracks Down On Oil And Gas Industry

AP | ELLEN KNICKMEYER | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lax oversight by the state has allowed the oil and gas industry to contaminate protected water aquifers and endanger the public...

Shell CEO: Oil Industry Needs To Be Less Aloof In Climate Change Conversation

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.13.2015 | Green

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden believes it is time for his industry to take a more active role in the conversation about climate change and bec...

Animal Feedlots And Oil Operations Leave An Impact You Can See From Space

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green

These photos have a strange beauty, yet they're a strong reminder of the constant but often hidden impacts humans have on the world around us. Bri...

A Tale of Two Oil Companies

Carl Pope | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The next time you read a glossy Chevron ad, you might remember that Chevron and Breitling are on the same team.

A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)

Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
Laura Gottesdiener

At 9 p.m. on that August night, when I arrived for my first shift as a cocktail waitress at Whispers, one of the two strip clubs in downtown Williston, I didn't expect a 25-year-old man to get beaten to death outside the joint. Then again, I didn't really expect most of the things I encountered reporting on the oil boom in western North Dakota this past summer.

Inequality for All: The Republican Goal

Gerry Myers | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

By continuing to cater to the rich who don't want to impose reasonable regulations on Wall Street, Republicans continue to propel the injustices of the past. The corruption and the fraud that made the rich richer and collapsed our economy continues to be unrestrained.

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.

The New Field Of Dreams

Tom Steyer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: American business and technology are our greatest assets in the fight against climate change -- and they are carving a path toward a clean energy future for this country.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Works in Slowing Global Warming

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

In Washington, or any town where money is often valued above all else, the act of moving dollars out of fossil fuels and into sustainable, renewable options is a powerful demonstration of values.

Taxpayers Fund Vitter's Billionaire Club Conspiracy Theory, Oil and Gas Funds His Campaigns

Kevin Grandia | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Vitter is likely too cynical to believe that there are people in this world genuinely interested in advancing efforts to clean up our planet and mitigating the damages from industrial pollution that will be wrought on future generations.

Does Killing and Domination Make Us Smarter?

Mark Chasan | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Mark Chasan

The domination, killing, destruction, increased work and effort of modern society are not the hallmarks of intelligence, but rather stupidity. How can we use the 10% of our mental capacity more intelligently and effectively? Here are a few ideas:

Black and Latino Neighborhoods Subjected to Higher Rates of Air Pollution and Cancer From Oil Refineries

Lisa Garcia | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Lisa Garcia

The federal government has a responsibility to make sure that people are not adversely impacted by this nation's pollution because of their race.

Government Has an Essential Role in Oil Refinery Safety and the Environment

Robert Levy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Robert Levy

Refiners are still in the mode of resisting new government regulatory initiatives and are not acknowledging that reducing pollution is not only good for the environment, but also has an economic return.

How Oil And Gas Firms Gained Influence And Transformed North Dakota

Center for Public Integrity | Nicholas Kusnetz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. ...

''Green News Report' - June 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama pushes back against climate change-denying politicians;...

'Green News Report' - June 5, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republicans attack Obama EPA's proposed CO2 emissions standards... but ...

'Green News Report' - June 3, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: President Obama's EPA unveils hist...

California City Becomes First To Vote To Ban Fracking

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green

Beverly Hills is set to become California’s first municipality to ban fracking after the city council unanimously voted Tuesday night to ban the con...

Exxon: World 'Highly Unlikely' To Cut Back On Fossil Fuels

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's ...

Climate Activism Works

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green
C. Robert Gibson

Even a Koch Brothers-funded scientist who was paid to debunk climate change found that climate change is real, and exacerbated by human behavior. Pitting climate scientists against oil industry-funded politicians isn't a "debate," but a denial-fest.

'The Great Invisible' at SXSW -- The Story of the BP Well Tragedy

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.10.2014 | Media
Robert L. Cavnar

Yesterday afternoon, Margaret Brown's new film, The Great Invisible, premiered at SXSW in Austin. It is the story of the BP well blowout in the Gulf in 2010, and follows several main characters whose lives were forever changed by tragedy.

The Koch Brothers Are Still Trying to Break Wind

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The Koch brothers have turned loose their network of advocacy groups, think tanks and Capitol Hill friends to kill a key federal tax break for the wind industry, despite the fact that the oil and gas industry has been getting four times more in tax breaks and subsidies annually since 1918.