Posts Tagged with "bp"

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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Chevron’s Brazil Oil Spill Just The Latest Symptom Of Our Addiction To Oil

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Chevron’s Brazil Oil Spill Just The Latest Symptom Of Our Addiction To Oil

If the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster taught us anything, it’s that Big Oil has been doing very little over the last few decades to prevent oil spills despite their obscene record profits. Companies like Exxon, Chevron, and BP have all clearly decided that it’s more cost effective to use their profits to rig the system [...]

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Why Environmentalists Should Stand With Accused Whistleblower US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Why Environmentalists Should Stand With Accused Whistleblower US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning

  if you had free reign over classified networks for long periods of time… … and you saw incredible things, awful things… things that belonged in the public domain, and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington DC… what would you do?  … say… a database of half a million events [...]

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Thus Far and No Further: Gulf Coast and Arizona Activists Fight Back

Monday, August 8, 2011

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There are all kinds of action camps planned this month that will be challenging the root causes of climate change— i.e. the fossil fuel industry—in the Midwest, Southeast and Pacific Northwest. August is already sizzling with small groups of environmental and Indigenous rights minded people stepping up and putting their bodies on the line to [...]

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Rev. Billy Exorcises BP from London’s Tate Modern

Friday, July 22, 2011

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Rev. Billy Exorcises BP from London’s Tate Modern

This just in from Reverend Billy: A coalition of earth activist groups including Art Not Oil, Climate Rush, UK Tar Sands Coalition and Liberate Tate recently approached the Church of Earthalujah to “EXORCISE BP” from the Tate Modern museum in central London. The results were astonishing! British Petroleum, or BP, is a contributor to the [...]

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Chevron CEO John Watson Interview With WSJ Removes All Doubt That He’s An Out Of Touch Hack

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Chevron CEO John Watson Interview With WSJ Removes All Doubt That He’s An Out Of Touch Hack

Just in time for the anniversary of BP’s disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Chevron CEO John Watson did an interview with the Wall Street Journal to prove just how out of touch he is with reality. He blamed the spill on the “cultural aspects and behavioral aspects” of the folks working on [...]

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RBS Still Mired In Tar Sands

Monday, April 18, 2011

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RBS Still Mired In Tar Sands

Last Summer we had a rather public row with RBS over its role in bankrolling fossil fuel expansion. Since then, the Bank’s PR team has been working overtime to clear the bank’s name — even releasing a 10-page report dedicated to the topic. Trouble is, its bankers continue to close lucrative deals in the tar [...]

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Corporate Tax Dodgers: The Dirtiest Dozen

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Corporate Tax Dodgers: The Dirtiest Dozen

Co-authored by Matt Leonard Billionaire real estate investor and legendary tax evader Leona Helmsley famously said: “Only the little people pay taxes.” It turns out Helmsley was all too right. Last month’s discovery that GE paid zero in taxes in 2010 has exploded across the news. But GE is not alone. Rainforest Action Network reviewed [...]

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A Bad Year for Dirty Energy

Monday, April 4, 2011

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A Bad Year for Dirty Energy

April 5th is the one-year anniversary of the disaster at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine, in which 29 coal miners lost their lives needlessly thanks to Massey’s disregard for worker safety in its reckless pursuit of profits. It was also something of a kickoff for what would turn out to be a really bad [...]

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Chevron Gets First Permit To Resume New Drilling In the Gulf

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Chevron Gets First Permit To Resume New Drilling In the Gulf

Never mind the 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste still contaminating the Amazon rainforest, which Chevron refuses to take responsibility for. The company has promised to behave itself this time. I say that not to make light of an obviously very serious situation, but to point out how ludicrous it is that even as [...]

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