Posts Tagged with "american petroleum institute"

Vote 4 Energy: Brought to You By The American Petroleum Institute

Saturday, January 7, 2012

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Vote 4 Energy: Brought to You By The American Petroleum Institute

The American Petroleum Institute wants you (and the politicians it buys) to Vote 4 Energy in 2012. Our friends at Greenpeace describe API’s new ad campaign: “Vote 4 Energy attempts to show ‘real Americans’ who are ‘energy voters,’ meaning they are committing to vote for whichever politicians support Big Oil’s dirty agenda in this election [...]

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API’s Circular Argument On Keystone XL Pipeline Wouldn’t Pass Your High School Philosophy Class

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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API’s Circular Argument On Keystone XL Pipeline Wouldn’t Pass Your High School Philosophy Class

In my freshman logic course, now a long time ago, I learned about Petitio Principii, Circulus in Probando, also known as arguing in a circle. It’s a basic fallacy popularly demonstrated in a formulation like this: Daniel always tells the truth. I know this because he told me so. But of course Daniel might be [...]

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Big Oil Lies About Tar Sands Pipeline

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Big Oil Lies About Tar Sands Pipeline

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is making false claims about a massive new oil pipeline through the Midwest that contradict the Industry’s own research. In a conference call last week reported today by Politico, API previewed a national advertising campaign supporting the TransCanada KeystoneXL oil pipeline set to launch in January. Critics including Senator Mike [...]

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Big Oil takes lessons from the left, loses hilariously

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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Hello from Chicago! I’m out here in the blustery cold Midwest gearing up for PowerShift and the Capitol Climate Action as well as meeting the many great activists out here who are plugged in with RAN’s campaigns. I arrived yesterday evening and was plucked out of the brutal cold quickly by the amazing Debra who [...]

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