Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tag: big oil

‘Shell must not get away with this’: Niger Delta still waiting...

Titled "No Clean-Up, No Justice," the new report explains that for "more than five decades, the people of Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta, have struggled against oil pollution, destruction of the environment and human rights violations."

Transportation Fairness Alliance revealed: Behind the oil industry’s latest attack on...

This new coalition appears poised to counter policies designed to accelerate the transition away from petroleum-powered transportation.

Big oil and gas benefit from small business bailout funding

“The PPP was supposed to help small businesses keep their doors open and their employees on payroll through the pandemic.”

Big oil fears Keystone XL ruling means end of easy pipeline...

“The decision puts in limbo thousands of infrastructure projects nationwide that rely on [Nationwide Permit] 12 for the construction, maintenance, or repair of utility lines and poses particularly acute problems for the oil and gas industry.”

CEOs promise to protect us from… CEOs?

Nearly 200 CEOs signed a letter admitting businesses have behaved badly but offering zero promises to do better.

As New York takes Exxon to court, Big Oil’s strategy against...

“Through the 2000s and 2010s, ExxonMobil used proxies, employed other indirect means, and itself continued to make statements that cast doubt on the role of fossil fuels in causing climate change.”

Government loophole sacrificed $18 billion to Big Oil

The loophole dates back to a 1995 law that urged companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico by offering oil companies a break from paying royalties on the oil produced.

10 ways that the climate crisis and militarism are intertwined

The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race,...

Database reveals how much pollution Big Oil’s top execs are responsible...

“The rich have profited for so long from a fossil fuel economy that they’re obviously going to be the ones to try and block change."

The ‘historical jigsaw of climate deception’: Private notes show how Big...

“These documents are another stain on the fossil fuel industry's track-record as a disingenuous rogue agent in climate science and politics.”

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‘History will not judge this kindly’: DNC Platform Committee votes down Medicare for All...

"The fact that our nation is the only advanced industrial country without universal healthcare cannot be blamed on Republican obstruction alone. It was also caused by Democratic leaders who've spent decades catering to corporate interests."

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House passes $740 billion defense bill amid the major struggles of the pandemic

“In the midst of a pandemic—as people across the country struggle to make rent, to pay their bills, to survive a deadly disease—it should be unthinkable.”