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Illinois Citizens Sue Feds to Take Over Rogue State Mining Agencies

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the onslaught of the nation's fast-growing coal-mining boom tears across the heartland, citizens in southern Illinois have filed a Writ of Mandamus in Federal District Court against the US Secretary of Interior, in an attempt to revoke the state's control over its notoriously inept and rogue mining agencies.

Exxon's First Prick of Conscience?

Michael Brune | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Exxon Mobil's vice president of public and government affairs published a critique of divestment that concluded by saying that destroying our planet's climate by recklessly extracting and burning fossil fuel reserves is necessary to relieve global poverty.

What Oil Price Got to Do, Got to Do With It? (10 Things to Remember About Oil Prices)

Carl Pope | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The collapse of soaring oil prices signaled the beginning of the 2008 Great Recession. This milder repeat performance is not so confusing if we look at the basics -- and remember that what counts about oil is not where it is produced, or exactly how much we need, but its price.

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...

A U.S. Company May Have Helped Putin Strike Oil Gold In The Arctic

Bloomberg | Posted 09.27.2014 | World

Russia, viewed by the Obama administration as hostile to U.S. interests, has discovered what may prove to be a vast pool of oil in one of the world’...

Southern Comfort: Saying Hello to Fall in South Carolina

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

When it comes to the mechanically cooled contemporary American South, this may be close to blasphemy. But here goes: Some of us do not like central air. Indoor breezes are indoor breezes, if you ask me. You might be in a mall, or at the movies, or driving around in your car.

ExxonMobil Starts Drilling For Oil In Russian Arctic

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green

By Alexei Anishchuk SOCHI, Russia, Aug 9(Reuters) - U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil began drilling in Russia's Arctic on Saturday, despite ...

Government Has an Essential Role in Oil Refinery Safety and the Environment

Robert Levy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Robert Levy

Refiners are still in the mode of resisting new government regulatory initiatives and are not acknowledging that reducing pollution is not only good for the environment, but also has an economic return.

Exxon Mobil Insists It Has Policy Protecting LGBT Workers Against Discrimination

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For years, Exxon Mobil has been called out for being one of the few Fortune 100 companies that does not ban workplace discrimination on ...

Big Investors Retreat From Fossil Fuels

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last week's news seemed to show the market moving towards an acceptance of climate change's negative impact on corporate earnings -- and a rejection of fossil fuel investments on purely financial terms.

Vice President Joe Biden Promotes U.S. as Fracking Missionary Force On Ukraine Trip

Steve Horn | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDuring his two-day visit this week to Kiev, Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden unfurled President Barack Obama's "U.S....

Exxon: World 'Highly Unlikely' To Cut Back On Fossil Fuels

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's ...

Corporate Recklessness and Our Future

Carl Pope | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The decision by the Obama administration to reopen federal drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico to BP opens an interesting window into a fundamental question: What does it mean to hold a corporation accountable and responsible?

Will the U.S. Fund Russian Gas Exports?

Doug Norlen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

Given Russia's use of natural gas exports to bully Ukraine and Western Europe in the current crisis, sanctions should be expanded to include companies working in Russia's oil and gas export sector.

Exxon: 25 Years of Tears in Alaska

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Shannyn Moore

Time has a strange affect on events in our lives. I feel I'm looking through a glass of water when I look back 25 years to this day, March 24, 1989.

Is Carbon Pricing a Diversion From the Real Story?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

One of the more solid tenets of Big Oil dogma has always been that carbon pricing, whether a straightforward tax or a market-based cap-and-trade system, is terrible and conservatives must stand in unison against it.

Catastrophic Aggression From Fossil Fuel Producers

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's hard to see the UN gaining any traction around proposed financial consequences for countries. But there are consequences for investor-owned companies. We know who those companies are, and now we know how much each is to blame.

Exxon Makes Big Policy Change To Benefit Gay Couples

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Exxon says it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time as of Oct. 1. The company s...

100 Whales Killed By Controversial Oil Mapping Technique

Agence France Presse | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green

A noisy technology that blasts sounds below water to map the ocean for oil is being blamed for 100 melon headed whale deaths off Madagascar, experts s...

Shell Abandons Multimillion Dollar Oil Project

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC has become the latest company to abandon efforts to turn Western Slope oil-shale into oil, joining a l...

Joy Resmovits

The New Curriculum Wars?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

As politicians bicker over the controversial Common Core education standards, some states are already well into the process of teaching them, accordin...

Exxon Ordered To Pay NYC For Polluting Groundwater

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2013 | New York

By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK, July 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling against Exxon Mobil Cor...

Study: 30 Toxic Chemicals, Some Carcinogens, at High Levels at Exxon Arkansas Tar Sands Pipeline Spill Site

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Questions include what exactly caused the spill, how big was the spill exactly, and how long did it take for emergency responders to react to the spill, to name a few. But one thing is certain according to the new study: For the residents of Mayflower, quality of life has been changed forever.

A Blow Against Corruption as Oil, Gas and Mining Global Transparency Advances

Frank Vogl | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

Shining a bright light on the global operations of major multinational corporations, including details of the cash they pay to foreign governments, will not end corruption. But, it is a very good start on a long and vital journey.

Lucia Graves

Exxon On Arkansas Spill: Animals Impacted 'Primarily Venomous Snakes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green

Roughly two weeks after Exxon's Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Ark., spilling an estimated 84,000 gallons of crude into residential streets, ...