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Hall of SHAME? We Have a Winner!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Please vote for Chevron in the 2014 Corporate Hall of Shame today! Reposted from the Eye On The Amazon There are many corporations worthy of being c...

What Your 'Fill Her Up' Really Buys -- Our Elections

Carl Pope | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Locally our gasoline and diesel purchases are the most lethal toxin in American politics. Just a couple of weeks out from the election it's good to remind ourselves -- lots of voters may not think the ballot counts, but Big Oil knows better.

Chevron Will Lose Ecuador Pollution Case on Both Law and Facts

Karen Hinton | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Prediction: Chevron will lose the historic Ecuador pollution case on both the law and the facts, despite what you may have read in articles by U.S. legal reporters about the 20-year plus lawsuit. In fact, you may think the Ecuadorians have lost already. They haven't.

Chevron Greases Local Election with Gusher of Cash

Michael Winship | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Presumably, Chevron, vexed by such governmental interference, decided enough was enough. Cue the campaign cash machine. Turn on the pumps.

Can Chevron Buy Back My City on November 4?

David Helvarg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
David Helvarg

What's happening in my town makes me worry for the future of our democracy as well as our ability to deal with issues like climate and pollution at the local level.

Tar Sands Trade: Kuwait Buys Stake in Alberta As It Opens Own Heavy Oil Spigot

Steve Horn | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogChevron made waves in the business world when it announced its October 6 sale of 30-percent of its holdings in the Alberta...

'I Got It From the Beginning': What Five Years of Vicious Retaliatory Litigation Gets Chevron

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Aaron Marr Page

The idea that U.S. judicial authority can be deployed so neatly in service of a single private interest, even (or especially) one of the country's most powerful corporations, is a bit hard to swallow, at least for me.

Paul Blumenthal

Mary Landrieu's Fossil Fuel Stance Both A Blessing And A Curse

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Louisiana, the fossil fuel industry is both a blessing and a curse. More than 300,000 people in the state are employed in the oi...

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

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.18.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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 09.18.2014 | 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.