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Santorum Searches For Support In Oil Country

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON and BRIAN BAKST | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

TIOGA, N.D. -- Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has been spending plenty of time in oil country lately, prospecting for GOP votes – and money....

The Class of Talkers Playing Down the Cost of Fossil Fuel Dependence

Gabe Elsner | Posted 04.12.2012 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The fossil fuel lobby aggressively uses propaganda to block public health protections, manipulate the energy debate, defend their massive government handouts and attack clean energy sources that threaten to displace them.

North Dakota Walmart Evicts Workers Living In Parking Lot

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

Apparently one Walmart isn't cool with people squatting in its parking lot. Dozens of workers who have flocked to Williston, North Dakota to benef...

Oil Industry: Electric Cars Are No Threat

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

By Tom Bergin LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The biggest oil companies in the world have calculated that few, if any, of today's drivers ...

Spill Cleanup? Just a Cost of Doing Business?

Jackie Savitz | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Jackie Savitz

Congress and the Administration should be doing much more in response to the Gulf Spill. But at the very least passing the Oil Spill Tax Fairness Act would be a good first step.

Rio+20: The Future We Want Means Taking Action NOW

Kelly Rigg | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

So here's my message to governments: What's taking you so long? By all means negotiate new targets and goals for 2020 or 2030, for example to improve energy efficiency and massively increase the share of renewable energy worldwide.

Canada Is Making the Wrong Decision on Tar Sands Oil

Kelly Rigg | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The Canadian government and its vested oil interests should have realized that in a year that produced the Arab Spring and the Occupy movements, business as usual is no longer good enough.

Obama Must Rein in EPA

Ronnie Shows | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Ronnie Shows

The EPA means well, but killing American jobs during a slow growth recovery will not reduce our consumption of oil, or help get President Obama reelected. It will kill jobs here and help elect Mitt Romney. I oppose both.

API Ad Spoof: 'I Vote For Spilling'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 01.06.2012 | Green

Will you vote 4 energy? A new Greenpeace video spoof suggests citizens should think twice about the latest ad campaign from the American Petroleum Ins...

Huge Loss For World's Largest Oil Tanker Company

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

Shares of Norway's Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO), the world's largest independent operator of oil tankers, leaked more than 40 percent following a dismal...

How We Know They've Been Lying

Carl Pope | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Keystone was an "export" not an import play, and that its real economic purpose was to reduce the amount of gas and diesel from Canada available to Midwest consumers -- and raise the price.

Is Colorado Saudi Arabia Of The U.S.?

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Denver

DALLAS -- Anadarko Petroleum Corp. said Monday that results from early drilling indicate that the company could produce the equivalent of more than 1 ...

Can We Avoid Locking Ourselves Into Runaway Climate Change?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.14.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

It's as if this year the International Energy Agency wanted to grab us by the shoulders and give us a good shake. And coming from an institution that was long considered a cheerleader for the fossil and nuclear industries, we would do well to pay attention.

Victory in Keystone XL Pipeline Fight: Obama Administration Calls for New Review and a Year Delay

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know that revisiting the flawed review process will result in the right answer: America does not need to deepen our oil addiction with this tar sands pipeline.

Multibillion Dollar BP Deal Collapses

Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

HONG KONG/LONDON Nov 6 (Reuters) - BP's plan to sell a stake in its South American unit for $7 billion (4 billion pounds) has collapsed, potential...

A Smart Way to Start Rebuilding America

Carl Pope | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

There really is no shortage of ways to fund our transportation infrastructure -- if the oil industry and foreign oil producers pay their fair share.

Big Oil Doesn't Need Handouts

Ted Danson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Ted Danson

Instead of subsidizing oil companies that pollute our oceans and warm our planet, we ought to be investing in a clean energy future.

Super Committee Should Make Energy an Economic Treat for the US

Joshua Freed | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
Joshua Freed

Putting aside the moral or public health rationales for regulation, gutting environmental protections makes no sense economically.

Shell Profits Double, As Oil Giant Rakes In Billions

AP | By TOBY STERLING | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

AMSTERDAM -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's largest oil company, says profits doubled to nearly $7 billion in the third quarter because of higher oil...

Take Your Pick from the Energy Subsidies Tree: Apples, Oranges, or Blossoms

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

When assessing green energy subsidies, a little history helps.

Lucia Graves

Pipeline Opponents' Last Chance To Urge State Department To Stop | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists, union laborers, farmers and businessmen gathered in the nation's capital on Friday to take part in the State Departme...

Gulf Research Pilot Troubled by Oil Sighting in Macondo Prospect

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Late last month, Bonny Schumaker, Ph.D. was doing an aerial survey of whale sharks. An optimistic flight in search of healthy wildlife turned into despair as Schumaker found oil, and lots of it.

Keystone Pipeline, Tar Sands Oil, and Climate Change Are Not in Our National Interest

Peter Lehner | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

If we say that the Keystone XL pipeline is in our national interest, than we are saying fossil fuel addiction is in our national interest. We are saying that climate change is in our national interest. We know neither is true.

Internal Combustion

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green
Robert Koehler

Cars aren't merely symbols of power, but power itself, indispensable for countless purposes both life-affirming and pointless.

Oil From the Gulf of Mexico

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

It is often claimed that President Obama is against big oil, wants to shut down all oil extraction and exploration in the United States. Really? You think so?