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Fossil Fuel Execs Say One Thing, Their Lobbyists Say Another

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

You may have concluded, "Well, if even ExxonMobil and the Kochs are saying that kind of thing, we must be getting close to a solution." If you did, you would be mistaken. We still need to keep the pressure on against these adversaries.

Does ExxonMobil Really Support a Carbon Tax?

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.17.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil claims it supports a revenue-neutral carbon tax and its lobbyists "have echoed that message in countless private briefings with members of Congress on carbon tax policy options." Then why do most ExxonMobil-funded lawmakers oppose the idea?

Did ExxonMobil Just Admit It's Still Funding Climate Science Deniers?

Elliott Negin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Asked on PBS NewHour whether ExxonMobil funds climate change denier organizations to malign mainstream climate science, ExxonMobil's vice president of public and government affairs replied, "Well, the answer is yes... And I will let those organizations respond for themselves."

ExxonMobil Is Still Spending Millions of Dollars on Climate Science Deniers

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.16.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil no longer funds climate change deniers?! Is that right? Technically, perhaps, because practically no one can say with a straight face that global warming isn't happening anymore. Most, if not all, of the people who used to deny the reality of climate change have morphed into climate science deniers.

Fighting Fracking: Where Moral Outrage Fails, Earthquakes Prevail

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Unlike protests or even poisoned water and soil, earthquakes are shutting down fracking drills all over the world. And that's more "earth-shattering" than anything Harvard divestment or economic arguments can do.

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Moral Pollution

Peter Neill | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

In the context of the ocean, indeed of our relationship to the natural world in general, the operative extreme relates, in my view, to greed and its associated derivatives, corruption and hypocrisy.

6 Reasons to Celebrate the Growth and Power of Our Movement to Ban Fracking

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Following an amazing week of activism, fractivists everywhere have plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend. It's hard to recall a week since last November's election sweep in Colorado as indicative of the growing power of the movement to protect communities from fracking.

'Green News Report' - February 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Natural gas methane leaks found to be 50% higher than EPA estimates; CO p...

Exxon CEO Sues To Block Water Tower That Might Supply Fracking Operations

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green

Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp., is a big fan of hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas, unless it's potentially underminin...

A Power Outage in the White House?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Is climate change too much of a psychological challenge for the president? Is it simply too much for him to confront the near-almighty power of the fossil fuel industry and the Republican (and some Democratic) politicians who are that industry's acolytes?

Unreliable Sources: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Media
Elliott Negin

When it comes to climate, identifiable contrarian groups share the same goals as their corporate underwriters: sow doubt about the reality or seriousness of global warming, stifle government efforts to curb carbon emissions, and hinder the growth of renewable energy technologies.

'Green News Report' - May 30, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Unreliable Sources 3: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Elliott Negin

Despite the fact that ExxonMobil is still a significant contrarian funder, the flurry of media interest in the company's funding agenda sparked by UCS's exposé died down soon after its release and remains feeble to this day. What happened?

Unreliable Sources: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Elliott Negin

Too often the news media have provided a platform for fossil fuel industry-funded think tanks and advocacy groups to make spurious claims about global warming and renewable energy and allowed them to pass themselves off as disinterested parties promoting free markets and limited government.

Rex & Me: The Charlie Rose Show You Should Have Seen Last Friday

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Elliott Negin

PBS's Charlie Rose failed to grill ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson on his company's role in blocking efforts to address global warming, so Huffington Post contributor Elliott Negin intervened.

The Movie Exxon and the Koch Brothers Hope You Don't See

Kert Davies | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Kert Davies

The long legacy of denial and deception by the legion of fossil doom will never be erased. They know who they are. We know exactly who they are. And we know exactly they have done. Greedy Lying Bastards is the most complete telling of this story to date.

Energy Secretary Chu Resigns Leaving Oil Markets in Turmoil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Energy, be it oil, natural gas or coal, involves core commodities to the functioning of our economic viability, and here the Department of Energy under Chu's tutelage has approached disaster.

Would Romney and His Friends From Exxon Throw Us Over the Climate Cliff?

Charlie Cray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Charlie Cray

It's interesting to note that like Romney, even Exxon shifts its position slightly when it becomes too costly to remain in total denial.

Paul Blumenthal

'Koch Brothers Must Just Be Doing A Dance' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night at a $7 million fundraiser hosted by Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson and attended by 125 guests, many of them...

ExxonMobil CEO Rants Against People Who Care About the Planet

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Tillerson accuses environmental and consumer advocacy groups of fear-mongering when it comes to drilling and fracking for oil and gas, and he believes the general public doesn't have enough aptitude to determine whether or not it's safe.

Banks in Collusion With the Fed Shamelessly Spike Up Price of Oil/Gasoline

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Today, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be testifying before a House Financial Services Committee. Would it not be timely if he were asked about the role the Fed plays in facilitating the bank holding companies to hold sway in the oil market?

'Green News Report' - July 12, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Corporate m...

'Green News Report' - July 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Baby, it's ...

Coal and Oil Have Their Lobbyists, but the Earth Has YOU

Steve Valk | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Steve Valk

It hit 109 degrees in Nashville over the weekend, but don't worry; ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson tells us we can keep extracting and burning fossil fuels to our heart's content, because we crafty humans can deal with anything nature throws at us.