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Colorado Oil Shale Litigation: Judge Warns Interior Department Not To Delay

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Nine is enough. That's the message from a judge after the federal government requested a ninth delay in responding to two suits filed in January 20...

Natural Gas Replacing Coal Fired Power Plants -- A Major Step Toward Diminishing CO2 Emissions

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Raymond J. Learsy

According to Shell Oil's Marvin Odum, converting from coal to gas fired electricity plants would eliminate 50% to 70% of current CO2 emissions.

Oil Spill: Big Oil's History Of Bad Behavior (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the gulf oil spill raging, all eyes are turned to the horrors of oil spills. Tragically, oil companies have a history of damage way beyond the a...

Corporate Citizenship in a Global Economy

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gregory Unruh

Corporations in the US have the same legal status as people, allowing them to engage in contracts, own property, etc. But if we're given these rights and privileges, we also have a responsibility to contribute positively to the community.

Oil and Water Don't Mix: American Petroleum Addiction is Destroying World Aquatic Ecosystems

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Everyone knows that oil and water do not mix. Few know the complete costs of this nation's petroleum addiction on the world's water systems and the life they sustain.

The Oily History of Offshore Operations: From Venezuela to the Gulf

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

It was the Americans and the British who pioneered offshore oil drilling some 100 years ago, and who must now pave the way for cleaner technologies to save the Gulf of Mexico.

Arctic Faces Offshore Oil Danger in July

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

In just two months, Shell Oil could do in America's Arctic Ocean what British Petroleum has done in the Gulf of Mexico -- drill an environmental time bomb without being able to defuse it or deal with the consequences of it going off.

BP's Smoking Gun and the Manipulation of Oil Prices

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

BP is clearly in the game to maximize profits, and the higher they can push prices through their trading on exchanges, the better for BP's bottom line. How many other producers worldwide are playing the same game?

From Alaska to the Gulf & The Niger Delta, With The Party of BP

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

American Conservatives from Joe Barton to Rand Paul and Sarah Palin have expressed outrage that the President Obama would use the the power of his off...

Earth Day™ -- Tastes Great, Less Filling

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erich Pica

On Earth Day, President Obama asked us to remember Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day. But as Nelson himself admitted, he wasn't the on...

The Curse of Oil: Spills, Corruption and Militancy

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bekeh Utietiang

The Niger Delta is about the poorest region in Nigeria because companies like BP, Shell, and Exxon Mobil have aligned themselves with corrupt politicians to evade environmental accountability.

Waking America From the BP Nightmare

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

BP's spill safety response plans include references to protecting walruses, which have not called the Gulf of Mexico home for 3 million years. The American people deserve oil safety plans that are ironclad and not boilerplate.

Blatantly Pernicious and Bloated on Profits, BP Must Pay

Sara R. Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sara R. Nichols

One day's supply of oil and -- poof -- there goes much of what this country eats. Exactly how much risk is too much? Where is the line between risk and ecocide? It looks like BP breached it.

BP's PR Pick of Cheney Minion is a Politically Tone Deaf Media Move

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Ross

When British Petroleum's fortunes are sinking as fast as oil continues to rise out of the puncture their rig put into the Gulf bottom, who you gonna c...

Six Things to Do Now About the BP Gulf Disaster

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Instead of sitting helplessly on the sidelines, here are things every American can do. BP has failed repeatedly to stop the gushing oil disaster in t...

Why Should There Be Any Liability Limitation for Oil Spills?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

A company which causes damage from an oil spill which exceeds the value of the company (plus insurance) should somehow receive protection from the U.S. Congress?

The American Power Act: Kerry's and Lieberman's Climate Junk Shot

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

It's no wonder corporate polluters were lining up in support of this bill. The bill's loan guarantees for nuclear reactors and wasteful spending on coal carbon capture are all boons to polluting corporations.

Coca-Cola Co. Denies Involvement in Murder and Rape, Blames "U.S. Judicial System"

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Michael Johnson

Coca-Cola has long marketed itself as synonymous with American values. But after recent allegations that it covered up acts of murder and rape at a Guatemalan subsidiary, Coca Cola may face up to justice.

Nigeria Fragmented and Unstable

Amb. John Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. John Campbell

President Umaru Yar'Adua is incommunicado, and at least one minister has called for his "political euthanasia". Even more disconcertingly, the Nigerian military appears as splintered as the rest of the federal government.

Citi Closing Mastercards Without Warning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

AP - NEW YORK - Shannon Burdette tried to pay with her Shell Mastercard after filling up her gas tank this weekend but found the card rejected. Confu...

Bush-Era Interior Department Secretary Gale Norton Worked With Shell To | Jim Tankersley and Josh Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Reporting from Washington - The Obama Interior Department is reviewing a decision made by the Bush administration in its final days that attempted to...

Business America Lights a Candle for Copenhagen

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

There are many in the corporate realm who "get it" -- that's why they're finding new and innovative ways to combat climate change.

Oil Shale Regulations: Judge Grants More Time To Resolve Controversial Bush-Era Rules

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Colorado U.S. District Court judge has granted an extension until Nov. 16 for federal government attorneys trying to reach a settlement with environ...

Stealing From California's Young People

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

By blocking any new revenue streams to fund higher education, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Senate Republican minority are not only taxing California's young people and their families, they are crippling the state's future.

Justice or Just a Step?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Powerful, wealthy global oil companies routinely partner with repressive or corrupt regimes, and then blame the local government or its local partners.