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How Chevron's Scientists Misled Courts and Public About Death and Disease in Ecuador

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Doubt Is Their Product, the book by Dr. David Michaels, describes in depressing detail how industries, their scientists, corporate lawyers and large PR firms have "shaped and skewed" science to create doubt about the dangers of chemicals and other toxins industries produce.

Soros Signals Argentina's Shale Is Biggest Place To Be

James Stafford | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
James Stafford

One of the world's legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina's shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America's largest unconventional prize -- and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller players making big waves in the heart of new discovery areas.

Finally! A Candid Exposé of Chevron's Dirty Tricks

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

It's not easy to try to explain the saga of the decades long battle to hold Chevron to account for deliberately poisoning people and planet in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Steve Horn | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogIn little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of In...

Rail CEOs to Investors: "Bomb Trains" Safe At Almost Any Speed

Steve Horn | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogBurlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil-by-rail unit trai...

Big Oil Attacks California's Climate Revolution

Preeti Vissa | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Preeti Vissa

Don't be fooled. This is a battle between oil industry profits and the health, well-being and economic survival of California families, and it will set a precedent that will reverberate nationwide.

Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules

Steve Horn | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics of the report say it is propaganda designed to skewer the Obama EPA and environmental philanthropists for "conspiring to help the environment."

What Can Tens of Millions of Dollars Buy Ecuador in the 'Empire'?

Ezequiel Vázquez Ger | Posted 08.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Ezequiel Vázquez Ger

Ecuador has the most active government in Latin America in terms of public relations within the U.S., engaging in aggressive lobbying and outreach to penetrate the media and establish backchannel lanes of influence.

Documents: Cheniere Fuels ALEC's New Push for Fracked Gas Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Today, legislative and lobbyist members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted on model legislation promoting both exports of gas obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

False Testimony Forced Chevron To 'Prep' Its Million-Dollar Witness For 50 Days In Ecuador Case

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Just when you thought the long-running and bitter Chevron/Ecuador legal battle could not get any more bizarre, it does.

When Chevron Subpoenas an Amnesty International Activist

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

In an unprecedented legal move, 17 U.S.-based civil society organizations - among them Amnesty International, Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network, and Friends of the Earth - have just filed an amicus brief in federal appeals court defending their First Amendment rights from attack by Chevron.

Looking for the Next Oil Boom? Follow the Tech

James Stafford | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
James Stafford

Regardless of pipeline capacity, Permian Basin crude is shaping up to be the next big oil boom thanks to new technology.

Red States Are Way Ahead of Congress on Global Warming

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Americans across the country have been grappling with a range of severe, climate change-related weather events, including prolonged droughts, extreme precipitation, heat waves and, like Florida, coastal flooding. And majorities in both blue and red districts want federal action.

The Emerging Clean Energy Edge

Carl Pope | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

For the first time, a large fraction of the world's fossil fuels could be replaced at a lower cost by clean energy, with today's renewable technologies and prices. And virtually no further investments in fossil fuels make long-term economic sense.

The Most Expensive Gas in America? Unfortunately, I Think I Found it...

Paul LaRosa | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
Paul LaRosa

This is a photo from my vacation last week along the Northern California coast. The scenery was spectacular, the food was good and, as a bonus, I be...

'Legal Tender' -- Donny Rico on How Chevron's Legal Thuggery Really Works

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron has spent millions upon millions of dollars in an abusive "scorched earth" legal strategy to attack not only the villagers and their representatives who have held the company accountable in Ecuador, but virtually anyone who supports them.

Chevron: Release The Secret Evidence That Proves Your Guilt In Ecuador

Karen Hinton | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Instead of succumbing to Chevron's pressure tactics, CBS' lawyers should grow a backbone and demand to see contamination "playbook" documents that Chevron has been forced to produce in an international arbitration proceeding.

State Sen. Downing Pioneers a Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy for MA Pension Fund

Stacy Clark | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

You've read the headlines. Whether it's the exponential melt of glaciers, declining crop yields, loss of biodiversity, super-storms powered by warming oceans, or the increasing vulnerability of drinking water supplies to contamination, we are living well beyond our means.

Who's Bribin' Who?

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Do people give people backpacks full of cold hard cash in exchange for legal testimony? People do. Chevron should know. They did exactly that.

What Happens When an Oil Company Actually Chooses to Be Sociopathic? #AntiChevron Day

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

You gotta give Chevron's management credit for bringing people together -- across oceans, continents, and borders. Not because the company is a good neighbor; quite the opposite.

Chevron To Pay Feds For Utah Oil Spills

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal regulators have announced an $875,000 settlement with Chevron related to a pair of Utah oil spills in recent years. ...

Chevron's Ecuador Plan B

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

The big news this week in the Chevron-Ecuador saga is the Patton Boggs settlement with the oil giant, which should not be shocking to anyone following the financial troubles of the law firm.

The Bush Doctrine Comes to Oakland Courtesy of Chevron

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron continued its unprecedented campaign of attacking its critics last week when I was forcibly removed from a conference simply because I was affiliated with Amazon Watch. The excuse given for the outrageous step was that it was a preemptive act to prevent something they feared I might do.

An AIDS-Free Generation

Rhonda I. Zygocki | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Rhonda I. Zygocki

Join us in realizing an AIDS-free generation -- a world where women are unburdened by HIV/AIDS and the threat of passing it on to their children. Together we can ensure that women like Unoma get the education and support they need.

Don't Buy Chevron's Big Lie!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron can spend untold millions touting this verdict but do not buy it -- and don't let anyone else buy it either.