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Oil Train Accidents Spur Worry About Shipping Crude By Rail

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantitie...

Lucia Graves

Who Really Benefits From The High Cost Of Oil

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- For anyone who needed another reason to cure our addiction to foreign oil: high prices at the pump mean fueling one of the greatest tran...

Energy Giant Announces Ambitious Oil Discovery Plan

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Exxon said Thursday that it will spend about $150 billion over the next five years to find more oil and natural gas to satisfy the wo...

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Love Scenes

Jeff Klima | Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

Like deadly sins, dwarves, or even deadly sins committed with dwarves, there are seven rules for writing good, compelling sex scenes. Seven. Sure some...

Documentaries and the Truth We Can Still Tell (But for How Long?)

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.13.2011 | Media
Vivian Norris

Documentaries tell us who we are, what our world is about, and give us the truth. But more and more these filmmakers find themselves, especially in the US, attacked by layer upon layer of lawsuits funded by corporations with deep pockets.

Libyan Violence Moves Oil Price -- and It Could Get a Lot Worse

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

This crisis, if nothing else, emphasizes the weakness of world oil supplies and the utter lack of control the US has over its own destiny.

Court and Chevron's "Crude" Attacks Continue

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Joe Berlinger's back is against the wall. Last week the independent filmmaker, already facing crushing debt from legal bills, was dealt a major blow i...

Oil and Cultural Genocide: From the Amazon to the Gulf

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Reporters have ignored a crucial aspect of the BP spill: cultural extermination and the plight of indigenous peoples.

National Day of Prayer: Copyrighted and Unconstitutional?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

In today's Wilshire & Washington, we tackle the big issues: God, copyright, marriage, and crude oil -- in that order of importance -- with our guest host, Megan Carpentier.

Chevron: Finding New Ways to Crush Opponents, Intimidate Filmmakers and Disempower Populations

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

I know I'm not the first one to draw comparisons between James Cameron's fictional Avatar, where a corporate-military entity uses force to obtain Pand...

Sixteen New DVDs You Must Check Out

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Here are 16 DVD releases that are the best of the best from the first four months of 2010. Rent them, buy them, stream them; do whatever you want. Just don't miss them.

Film Director James Cameron's Next Film on the Amazon

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nikolas Kozloff

Now's the time for Hollywood to take up the vital issue of the Amazon, and James Cameron is the ideal director to undertake a cinema vérité film to raise consciousness in the Global North.

Joe Berlinger vs. Chevron: Why We Must All Defend Independent Filmmaking

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Redford

Documentary filmmakers' success as storytellers depends on access to those who are willing to talk on camera. If the subjects of hard-hitting films are fearful of the ramifications of telling the truth then the filmmaker has no story.

BP Is 'Big And Important': BP Chairman Strikes Out At Critics, CEO Scolds Photographer At Oil Spill Site (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Carl-Henric Svanberg, the chairman of BP, has struck out at critics of his company's response to the Gulf oil spill and told The Financial Times that ...

Time for a BP Summit

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christine Pelosi

The BP disaster is the oil company's responsibility -- and it is Barack Obama's moment. There is no better time and place to unequivocally assert the President's voice than now in the Gulf with a BP summit.

In Praise of Cinema for Peace: and The 60th Berlin Film Festival

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Films can change the world, and it starts by affecting one individual at a time, reminding us we are all parts of a whole, world citizens first and foremost. This fact was noticeable at the Cinema for Peace dinner.

The Movie Chevron Doesn't Want You to See

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

Many have heard of Chevron-Texaco's contamination of the Amazonian rainforests. Joe Berlinger's film, Crude, brings the battle to bring them to justice to life in a way words cannot.

Crude's Important Story, And What You Can Do To Help

Joe Berlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joe Berlinger

For the past month, I've been traveling around the country presenting my new film Crude to theatrical audiences. The first question is invariably, "What can we do to help these people?" Here's how I answer.

Trudie Styler Invites Chevron Workers to the Movies

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Just because your CEO is entangled in one environmental and human rights controversy after another doesn't mean you can't care about the planet, does it?

WATCH: Trailer For Crude, Film About The Chevron Vs. Ecuador Legal Battle

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger's new documentary, Crude, explores the fierce $27 billion legal battle raging between oil giant Chevron and the indigenous peo...

HuffPost Review: Crude

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

The wheels of justice turn slowly in Ecuador, and in a country plagued with corruption and weak institutions, including the judiciary, it's easy for the oil companies to get their way.

Crude

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The name of this riveting documentary, the latest by Joe Berlinger, puns on its subject, oil.

Interview: Joe Berlinger and the Moral Imperative of Crude

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"I got dragged in kicking and screaming," Joe Berlinger is saying on the telephone. "It's the last film I thought I would make."