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Walking the Waters: How to Bring the Major Oil Companies Ashore and Halt the Destruction of Our Oceans

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The Obama administration has been fast-tracking Shell's dangerous drilling plan, while paying remarkably little attention to the ecological fears it raises and the potential devastation a major spill or spills would cause to the native peoples of the north.

Timothy Stenovec

LOOK: Shell Spoof Site Goes Viral | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.19.2012 | Green

At first glance, Arctic Ready looks like a legitimate website from Shell. The clean lines, judicious use of white space and the prominent placement of...

With The World Watching, Shell Stumbles Toward Arctic Oil

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Royal Dutch Shell, the global energy giant, has already invested more than $4 billion in its Arctic drilling venture, but that was apparently not enou...

The Arctic: 'The Wild Places Are Where We Began'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

In the words of Thomas Jefferson: "Every generation needs a new revolution." With five years left on the clock, saving planet earth must be ours.

Allegedly Fake Shell Oil Party Shows Massive Spill ... Of Cocktail

Posted 06.08.2012 | Green

Shell Oil's exploratory Arctic drilling doesn't begin until this summer, but according to this recently-released video, they're already off to a poor ...

Congress, Make Shell Spill Ketchup in the Arctic Before They Drill

Terry Gardner | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Terry Gardner

So whether you are rooting for polar bears, whales, us or the earth, what's the harm in the U.S. government demanded that Shell prove it can clean up a spill? If there's a problem, any spill will make the Exxon Valdez or BP oil spills look like minor mishaps.

A Dangerous Gamble in the Arctic

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Bill Meadows

The Arctic recently sent a strong warning that hubris has no place in one of the world's most challenging, high-stakes environments. Shell Oil, which is ready to take a dangerous drilling gamble in the Arctic's icy waters, should take note.

Refinery Murder Mystery

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

As fuel prices rise, companies like Sunoco and ConocoPhillips are closing the very facilities essential for producing fuels. It raises the question: why would corporations do that?

When Big Business and Human Rights Collide

Ka Hsaw Wa | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
Ka Hsaw Wa

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court justices will consider whether the U.S. will become a haven for companies that are allegedly complicit in the most heinous crimes or whether it will continue to provide a legal forum for accountability and justice.

Arctic Oil Drilling Threatens Polar Bear Birthing Grounds

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Should we believe the industry that brought us Exxon Valdez and the Deepwater Horizon that oil blowouts can be contained and controlled in the frigid oceans of the arctic?

The Niger Delta Problem: Can It Be Resolved this Decade?

Atim Oton | Posted 01.26.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

I was born in the Niger Delta, and lived in the Niger Delta in Nigeria until I came to the U.S. In some ways, I can be considered a child of big oil -- Mobil Oil -- to be specific. But I own no oil fields and none of my family works in the oil sector.

Trimming Astroturf From the American Petroleum Institute's 'Vote 4 Energy' Ad

Philip Radford | Posted 03.09.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

Americans are clearly too smart to be faked out by Big Oil's phony grass roots strategies. Vote 4 yourself, not oil executives.

Oil Companies Powned in Epic Switcheroo Operation [Video]

Kevin Grandia | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Environment campaigners duped representatives of major oil companies into attending a meeting about the harsh realities of offshore oil drilling, instead of their intended meeting with Greenland officials to talk about opening up Northern seas to drilling.

$39 Billion, Just the Tip of the $20 Trillion Oil Iceberg

Jigar Shah | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Our energy needs are in conflict are out of synch with natural systems. In the case of the Caspian Sea's $39 billion oil-drilling project, here are some facts.

Dan Froomkin

Recession? What Recession? Oil Profits Boom Amid The Gloom | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The sputtering economy, high unemployment rate and punishing gas prices are taking a huge toll on average Americans, but at least somebo...

MIT's Fracking Report Backs Its Donors: Gas Companies

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

I almost gagged on my coffee when I finally got around to reading the corporate sponsored pro-fracking propaganda by MIT on natural gas. Isn't this academic institution embarrassed to sell its reputation to corporations?

Ecuador's El Oriente -- Another Paradise Lost?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

Underneath the lush Ecuadorean rain forest lie some of the country's largest oil deposits, Ecuador's principal export and one of its most important sources of revenue -- a resource that has been both a blessing and a curse

A Beacon for a Green Future

Andy Atkins | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green
Andy Atkins

It's refreshing to see the UK step in and re-establish international leadership on climate change. The target to halve our emissions by 2025 is the most ambitious in the world.

WATCH: The Biggest Floating Object Ever

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC will construct the biggest floating man-made object ever, a natural gas processing plant longer than four foo...

Don't Get Fueled Again

Donnie Fowler | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

It's deja vu all over again. Big Oil charges us record prices at the pump, gleefully takes welfare payments (our tax dollar subsidies) and then blames someone else for the problem.

Dan Froomkin

Democratic Senator Calls Big Oil Execs Selfish, Unfeeling -- And Unbeatable | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The unapologetic -- indeed combative -- testimony on Thursday by top oil executives summoned to defend multi-billion tax subsidies for t...

Earth Activism: What We Don't Want

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The EPA is under attack from the Republicans, and we must fight to protect the very agency that works to protect public and ecological health in America. Is this a private fight or can anyone get in it? Earth activism is a public fight.

Alaska's Oil Future May Lie With Upstart Drilling Companies

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alaska Dispatch News

Despite the hype, the biggest new trend in the Alaska oil industry over the past decade wasn't declining production, but the rise of independent oil companies on the North Slope.

We Have the Technology -- Let's Go

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

When you hear -- "We have the technology, let's go" -- you might perhaps think the statement came from a stately presidential announcement. As it happens that statement didn't come from any presidential address. It was printed on a Shell ad.

After The Arctic Spill -- Shell, Palin and Obama

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Did the administration approve Shell to go drill in the Arctic or not and if yes, then when? The truth it seems is somewhere in between.