Posts Tagged with "Exxon"

Resisting Exxon and Peabody’s Dark Age

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Resisting Exxon and Peabody’s Dark Age

Forget the reign of Tywin Lannister and his bloodthirsty brood of children, grandchildren and henchmen raping and pillaging their way through the fantastical land of Westeros while hapless Starks are beheaded and scattered to the winds. Our own world’s fate is similarly imperiled by the fossil fuel empire’s own game of thrones, power and profit [...]

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Dear Exxon, We’re Sick of Your Spin Machine. With No Love, America.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Is anyone else paying attention to the tweets that Exxon-Mobil have posted following the aftermath of the Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill? Frustratingly—and not surprisingly—Exxon has issued a hollow apology “for the inconvenience” to the town of Mayflower for spilling over 80,000 gallons of oil that cascaded through the streets of this small town last Friday: [...]

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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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Red State Rebels: Idaho Residents Call For Support & Solidarity Against Tar Sands Megaloads

Friday, September 2, 2011

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Red State Rebels: Idaho Residents Call For Support & Solidarity Against Tar Sands Megaloads

Bam! The fight against the tar sands is hot! In the past week and a half, over 800 people have been arrested sitting-in at the White House in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline. And yesterday, Indigenous Canadians took action at the Canadian embassy in Washington D.C. More actions are planned everyday until Saturday and [...]

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As Exxon’s Oil Poisons Montana, Study Finds Keystone XL Risks Underestimated

Monday, July 25, 2011

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As Exxon’s Oil Poisons Montana, Study Finds Keystone XL Risks Underestimated

The Yellowstone oil spill has fouled land and water in Montana, but a leak from the Keystone XL pipeline would be far more disastrous. Less than two weeks after the Yellowstone River oil spill, the situation is as nasty as you might expect. Exxon maintains that oil has been found 25 miles downstream, but the [...]

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Regulatory Capture And Asleep-At-The-Wheel Officials Justify Citizen-Led Action On Tar Sands

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Regulatory Capture And Asleep-At-The-Wheel Officials Justify Citizen-Led Action On Tar Sands

Neela Banerjee from the LA Times is out today with an explosive piece that draws from cables revealed by Wikileaks that show the Keystone XL pipeline may be closer to approval than previously known: The cable, obtained by WikiLeaks, describes the State Department’s then-energy envoy, David Goldwyn, as having “alleviated” Canadian officials’ concerns about getting [...]

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Did Exxon Ignore An Early Warning Of The Yellowstone Spill?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Did Exxon Ignore An Early Warning Of The Yellowstone Spill?

UPDATE 07/07/11 10:34AM PST: Please write President Obama to demand a ban on new oil pipelines until our communities are safe from the ones already in the ground. It was two years ago that U.S. regulators first discovered problems with the Exxon pipeline that ruptured this past weekend and spilled 1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons) of [...]

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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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Banks Ranked and Spanked on Tar Sands

Sunday, January 31, 2010

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As an ode to the  “rank ‘em and spank ‘em” strategy coined by our outgoing Executive Director Mike Brune, we proudly present the following roster of international banks backing expansion in the tar sands. The table below is based on credit extended underwritten by each bank to companies operating in the tar sands since 2007 [...]

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Special Election! Cast your vote for the worst corporation of 2009!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Corporate Accountability International, a membership organization that protects people through campaigns that challenge abusive corporations, wants you to cast your vote in their Corporate Hall of Shame (http://bit.ly/8QxAKG) The Corporate Hall of Shame serves to expose some of the most manipulative and harmful corporations, and the most abusive corporation is “awarded” based on voting by [...]

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