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Americans Elect a Leader on Clean Energy, Clean Air, and Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This is a victory for all Americans who want to breathe clean air, drink safe water, and protect treasured landscapes. And it is a setback for the fossil fuel companies that invested so heavily in this election and have so little to show for it.

Advancing Transparency, Battling Its Oil Industry Opponents

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Daniel_Kaufmann

Part of the oil industry clearly wants to return to the era when secrecy was acceptable, when companies and governments kept details of their transactions to themselves. Big oil companies are increasingly isolated in this approach.

David Brooks and Charles Lane: Wrong on Al Gore, Wrong on Renewables

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Maligning Al Gore for making shrewd investments is silly. But trying to poison public opinion about the need to promote clean energy alternatives with what we know about climate change? That's irresponsible.

Peter H. Stone

As The World Burns, Top Oil Lobbyist Primed For Leading Role In A Romney Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter H. Stone | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several dozen of K Street’s powerful trade group leaders and lobbyists flocked early this summer to the American Petroleum Institute's...

Redford Never Shies from Taking on Big Polluters and Corporate Bullies

John Adams | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
John Adams

After forty years of standing up for nature, forty years of progress, Robert Redford still looking forward. Still focused on the work we have to do. Still driven by that same passion that first stirred him as a boy in the Texas hills.

'What Next For The Oil And Gas Industry?'

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green

By Andrew Callus LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - - The transport industry that burns over half the world's oil is wriggling free from depen...

Fracking Operations Run Roughshod over Pennsylvania Homeowners

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Lawmakers may sit in Harrisburg or Washington and say there is no need for environmental standards, but people living next door to leaking wastewater pits and polluting wells know better.

Pay No Attention to the Elephant: The Conventions and the Climate

William Bradley | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Nowhere is Romney's clinging to the old ways that have been getting us in trouble since the first Arab oil embargo nearly 40 years ago clearer than it is on energy policy and climate change.

The Promiscuous Politics of the Energy Industry

Stacy Clark | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Stacy Clark

In talking recently with climate expert Michael Mann, I realized that our conversation was nothing short of a roundabout tour in an effort to identify just how the well-funded climate denial machine has become a Catch-22 phenomenon.

Matt Sledge

Houston's Job Growth Renews Debate Over 'Texas Miracle'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

If you need a job -- and any will do -- move to Houston. Buoyed in part by the oil industry, the sprawling metropolitan area created the most jobs fro...

Give Solar Panels a Break

Terry Tamminen | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

If China is subsidizing solar panels, let's thank them and ask them to do more. The cheaper those panels are, the more Americans will go back to work installing them all over the country.

An Oil Industry Witch Hunt in Canada Threatens Us All

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

What is next in the United States, if the oil industry succeeds in silencing Canadian voices asking for basic public health and safety protections?

Manhattan Rental Prices In Kansas Boomtown

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

"We’re not in Kansas anymore." That could be how some residents of the state's Harper County are feeling as an influx of workers following an oil...

Think Again: As a Matter of Fact

Eric Alterman | Posted 07.17.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

When fact-checking organizations tend to find many more conservative lies than liberal ones, rather than respond that conservatives tell far more lies, the fact-checkers go looking for liberal fabrications and find them whether they exist or not.

Ghanaian Oil: Only for the 1 Percent?

Kwei Quartey | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
Kwei Quartey

As Ghana feels its way along the path of oil production, a mood of fear and suspicion pervades a broad cross section of the Ghanaian citizenry that the deck is stacked against them.

States Where Incomes Are Rising The Fastest

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

They don’t call them oil booms for nothing. An oil rush in North Dakota has helped the income of the state's residents grow at a rate significant...

Hillary for President? On the Other Side of the Gauntlet

William Bradley | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

It might just be President Hillary Clinton, after all. But what would that mean? Could she move the country forward after a tumultuous period of transition under Barack Obama?

Firm To Pay Big For Using 'The Hammer' To Influence Oil Prices

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

* Dutch firm accused of manipulating oil prices * CFTC case one of largest involving oil price manipulation * No admissi...

Big Oil's Excuses Running on Fumes

Javier Sierra | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Javier Sierra

One could think that an industry that has been around for more than a century should be ready to wean itself from the public trough. But Big Oil's power in Congress is formidable.

Iran Agrees To Talk, So Oil Prices Fall

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business

* Iran nuclear talks to be held in Istanbul * U.S., allies want end to high-level enrichment * Disappointing U.S. jobs d...

Payola for the Most Profitable Corporations in History

Bill McKibben | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

There's a problem: the very word "subsidies" makes American eyes glaze over. If due attention is to be paid, we have to figure out a language in which to talk about them that will make it clear just how loony our policy is.

Blood Diamond Now Blood Oil in Kenya

Kevin Mbewa Anyango | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Kevin Mbewa Anyango

The discovery of oil must be good news for people of Turkana who have always felt left out by government of the day. But will people of Turkana really benefit from the excursion? The signs do not look good.

"All of the Above" Can't Deliver All the Benefits the Clean Energy Economy Can

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Instead of offering targeted policies, many leaders are suggesting an "all of the above" approach to energy development. The idea is that we should throw everything we have at the problem and see what sticks. It's a misguided strategy that would do more harm than good.

This Country Is Luxury's Latest Favorite

AP | YINKA IBUKUN | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

LAGOS, Nigeria -- Glittering sapphire necklaces, designer suits against perfumed skin, the taste of freshly popped Champagne and the roar of a speedin...

$5 Per Gallon Gas is Coming; Where's Obama's Windfall Profits Tax on the Oil Industry?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama needs to keep his 2008 campaign promise and pass a windfall profits tax on oil and gas industry. It will help keep the price of gas down, boost the economy and raise revenue to balance the budget.