Posts Tagged with "Big Oil"

Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

Don’t fool yourselves: Big Oil and Big Oil-friendly politicians aren’t giving up on tar sands or any other dirty fossil fuels. The only thing that’s gonna stop the tar sands and these pipelines is us. In 2011, we were all galvanized by the Tar Sands Action to draw a line in the sands on Keystone [...]

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People Power Defeats Keystone XL Again

Friday, March 9, 2012

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People Power Defeats Keystone XL Again

Yesterday, the Senate voted on a bill that would have overridden President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. And it’s all thanks to you. When Keystone XL reared its ugly head this time around, the climate movement responded with a massive show of strength: 802,000 of us sent messages to our Senators telling them [...]

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Keystone XL Has Reared Its Ugly Head Again – And We Have 24 Hours To Stop It

Monday, February 13, 2012

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Keystone XL Has Reared Its Ugly Head Again – And We Have 24 Hours To Stop It

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has reared its ugly head yet again. This time, we have just 24 hours to stop it. President Obama rejected Keystone XL last month, but now many Senators are rushing to resurrect it in order to protect their friends, Big Oil. The Senate could vote as early as Tuesday [...]

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Keystone XL Rejected: Thank You President Obama

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Keystone XL Rejected: Thank You President Obama

President Obama has just rejected the Keystone XL pipeline! This puts a halt to current plans for a massive 1700-mile pipeline that would have allowed some of the world’s dirtiest oil to travel from Canada’s tar sands through America’s heartland — jeopardizing our water, our air and our climate. Six months ago the pipeline project [...]

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Looking For A Gift That Will Really Piss Your Loved Ones Off? Greg Palast’s New Book Should Do The Trick.

Friday, December 16, 2011

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Looking For A Gift That Will Really Piss Your Loved Ones Off? Greg Palast’s New Book Should Do The Trick.

Greg Palast’s new book, Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores, really pissed me off. I’m sure it could do the same for your friends and family this holiday season. Vultures’ Picnic is basically a non-fiction book written in a hard-bitten detective novel style, which is pretty interesting. The Bukowski [...]

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Top 5 Reasons The Obama-GOP Debt Ceiling Agreement Is A Bad Deal For The Environment

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Top 5 Reasons The Obama-GOP Debt Ceiling Agreement Is A Bad Deal For The Environment

President Obama just signed the debt deal into law. Just in time too — there were about 10 hours to spare before the midnight deadline, after which our government would most likely go into default. As bad as default would have been, the deal doesn’t appear to be a whole lot better. As Andy Kroll [...]

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Obscene Second Quarter Profits Prove Once Again That Big Oil Has Americans Over A Barrel

Friday, July 29, 2011

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Obscene Second Quarter Profits Prove Once Again That Big Oil Has Americans Over A Barrel

Big Oil is laughing all the way to the bank, and the industry owes it all to you and me. The more regular Americans suffer, the richer members of the Big Oiligarchy get. Thanks to the highest gas prices we’ve seen in years, Chevron posted better-than-expected earnings of $7.7 billion today despite a decline in [...]

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Chevron CEO John Watson Must Have Some Tasty Shoes

Monday, June 27, 2011

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Chevron CEO John Watson Must Have Some Tasty Shoes

I’m sure a guy who makes $14 million a year can afford some pretty fancy and stylish shoes. But who would have thought they’d actually taste good, too? And yet they must, because Chevron CEO John Watson sure spends a lot of time with his foot in his mouth. First there was Watson’s incredibly out [...]

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Why Environmentalists Need to Care About Wisconsin

Friday, March 11, 2011

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Why Environmentalists Need to Care About Wisconsin

For one thing, the attack on worker’s rights in Wisconsin matters for environmentalists because it matters for everyone. A war on workers is a war on all of us. Across the country, many of us are public workers or have family or friends that are. We also depend on public school teachers and every other [...]

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A REAL Climate Scandal Emerges – Will the Media Pay Attention to Skepticgate?

Friday, January 28, 2011

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A REAL Climate Scandal Emerges – Will the Media Pay Attention to Skepticgate?

Remember Climategate? Right before the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, somebody hacked the University of East Anglia’s servers and stole a bunch of emails between climate researchers. As the world’s leaders debated a global treaty to deal with the climate crisis facing our planet, the mainstream media paid an inordinate amount of [...]

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