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Alaska Gambles With Major Oil Tax Cut

stateline | Jim Malewitz | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Obama Pressures Congress To End Big Subsidies

AP | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's plea to Congress to end $4 billion in tax subsidies to oil companies was rebuffed Thursday as the Senate t...

Texas Oil Refineries May Get Tax Refund Out Of Public School, Community Money

Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) PASADENA, Texas -- Three commissioners appointed by Gov. Rick Perry may grant some of the nation's ...

Sam Stein

Democratic Leadership Requests Investigation Into Gas Price Fixing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Keeping the spotlight on the high prices at the pump, Senate Democratic leadership has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission req...

Oil Industry Bypasses Alaska Legislature on Tax Break Campaign

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
AlaskaDispatch.com

The oil industry is continuing to turn up the political heat on lawmakers reluctant to cut taxes on North Slope production even as Gov. Sean Parnell's proposed tax restructuring appears to be put off until next year.

Is It Time for an Oil Tax?

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Henry Blodget

What really screws the economy is not high oil prices, it's the yo-yoing of prices. A gas tax, phased in over several years, would gradually increase prices at the pump to make alternatives relatively more affordable.

Governor Schwarzenegger's Budget Is a California Job Killer

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

Republicans say their number one priority is jobs. What about the jobs of the people who teach our children and care for the sick and elderly? How come their jobs don't matter?

Oil Tax Increase By Congress Would Fund Federal Cleanup, Response To Oil Spills

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadruple – to 32 cents a barrel – a tax on oil us...

Stealing From California's Young People

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

By blocking any new revenue streams to fund higher education, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Senate Republican minority are not only taxing California's young people and their families, they are crippling the state's future.

Our Dangerous Addiction to Immediacy

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The time has come for society to pay the true environmental and national security price tag of burning fossil fuels.