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Industry Data: Oil-By-Rail in North America Moving at Record Levels

Steve Horn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

For the 26th week of 2014 (the half year point) in the U.S., 18.5% more tank cars were on the tracks carrying petroleum and/or petroleum products than last year, a total of 15,894 cars.

Industry Complaints About the New EPA Carbon Pollution Rule? We've Heard It All Before

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Industrial polluters are using the same scare tactic they trot out every time the government proposes stricter emission controls: exaggerate the cost, overstate job losses, and completely ignore the benefits.

Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

Steve Horn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.

Koch Network, Fossil-Fuel Front Groups Lobby Congress Against Wind-Energy Tax Breaks

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The Koch-brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity spearheaded a letter claiming that 117 organizations oppose reviving wind-energy tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013. The Energy and Policy Institute discovered that a majority of the groups have ties to the Koch brothers or other fossil-fuel interests.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Faces Mounting Pressure to Act on Oil, Gas, Mining Global Transparency

Frank Vogl | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Frank Vogl

The American Petroleum Institute (API), the powerhouse lobbying group for the oil industry, is pushing hard for actions that are not only explicitly against the interests of investors, but that bolster corrupt regimes in many foreign countries.

North Carolina's Fracking Bill Sponsor Has Close Ties to Industry

Jesse Coleman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

A bill being pushed through the North Carolina legislature would fast track hydraulic fracturing in the state. The bill passed the state Senate yesterday and now heads to the House.

Earth Day Greenwash: API Front Group Iowa Energy Forum Sponsors Pro-Keystone XL Event

Steve Horn | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The political carnival that is the prelude to the Iowa caucuses has started over a year and a half early. At the center of it this time around: a game of political hot potato over the northern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

U.S. Transportation Officials Accuse Industry Of Hampering Oil Train Safety

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials say the oil industry is not giving up information needed to gauge the danger of moving crude by...

Kate Sheppard

Oil And Gas Lobby Lays Out 2014 Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The oil industry's leading lobby group, the American Petroleum Institute, debuted its 2014 agenda on Tuesday: Keystone, Keystone, and ...

Kate Sheppard

Oil Industry Loves Plan To Lift Ban On Crude Exports

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The oil industry's leading trade group on Tuesday praised Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R) call for a review of the country's effective ...

Beyond Incoherent

Carl Pope | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

"We know corruption is killing more kids than TB, AIDS, and malaria put together. There is a vaccine and it's called transparency."

The Oil & Gas Industry's Fractured Fairy Tales

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Elliott Negin

A number of industries have been trying to exploit the jobless economic recovery by claiming they could create millions of jobs if the government would just get out of the way. The oil and gas industry is one of the worst offenders.

Unions and Corporations: Failing to Unite, United to Fail

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Dale Hansen

The truth is both entities want the companies to succeed and until we start seeing corporations and unions as two sides of the same coin, we will continue to fight a useless rhetorical war where union leaders pay is inexplicably considered an important talking point.

Koch-Funded Climate Contrarians Make Mischief on Capitol Hill

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Elliott Negin

With Congress about to head out of town for its summer recess, a Washington-based think tank is ramping up a campaign to foil any attempts to institute a tax on carbon emissions.

API Spent $22 Million Lobbying for Keystone XL, State Dept. Contractor ERM an API Member

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

It's important to remember that ERM was chosen on behalf of State by TransCanada itself . Further, one of the ERM employees tasked to conduct the SEIS, as exposed in Mother Jones investigation, is a former TransCanada employee.

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

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.03.2013 | 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.

New Mexico County First To Ban Fracking Over Water Safety Concerns

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green

Mora County, a conservative ranching community in New Mexico, is the first U.S. county to ban the practice of fracking, according to reports from the ...

Can NRA Tactics Sell Keystone and "Energy Independence?"

D.A. Barber | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
D.A. Barber

If you've noticed the rhetoric about the Keystone pipeline heating up lately, it's because the folks at the American Petroleum Institute are getting nervous. Fighting a four-year PR battle against the reality of climate change isn't easy, so API brought in the big guns.

Unreliable Sources 5: How the News Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Media
Elliott Negin

Given the Heartland Institute's penchant for misrepresenting science, you would think reporters would be curious about who finances its work. You would be wrong.

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

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.17.2013 | 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?

Hunger Strike Continues at American Petroleum Institute

Jerry Nelson | Posted 06.28.2013 | DC
Jerry Nelson

Brian Eister,‭ ‬a prominent Washington DC activist,‭ ‬is just over halfway through a‭ ‬30‭ ‬day hunger strike on the steps of the American Petroleum Institute‭ (‬API‭)‬.

Ties That Bind: Ernest Moniz, Keystone XL Contractor, American Petroleum Institute and Fracked Gas

Steve Horn | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

In other words, the gas industry isn't joking about its desires to export shale gas to the global market, despite paying homage to the necessity to frack for "national security" and domestic energy purposes.

'Green News Report' - April 2, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.02.2013 | 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'...

Bad News For Petroleum Lobby's Challenge To EPA Rule

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by the oil lobby disputing a U.S. Environmen...

EPA To Propose New Rule To Clean Up Pollution

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

The Obama administration will unveil a proposal Friday to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, a step that officials say will result in cleaner...