The oil industry is pushing the Obama administration to approve a permit for TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. Exploiting the full potential of Canada's tar sands, according to one scientist, could trigger the uncontrollable over-heating of our planet
We must end corporate polluters' ability to pawn the true costs of their pollution off on the rest of society. The health care, environmental cleanup, and other costs created by pollution ought to be paid by the polluters.
The suit follows an extensive effort by the environmental groups to seek information about contacts between Clinton and Paul Elliott, a lobbyist for TransCanada Pipelines and the national deputy director of Clinton's presidential run.
The tough questions deservedly piled on BP's CEO at today's hearing will ring hollow if committee members don't also ask this tough question of themselves: Whose interests are they serving? The public's or Big Oil's?