Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: big oil

Delaware just sued 30 fossil fuel companies and the American Petroleum...

“We are suing to hold [Big Oil] accountable and to make them pay for the damages done to our state.”

‘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."

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The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.

Ten uplifting teaching moments from President Fiasco

How to achieve peace in our time, universal happiness, and healthy goodwill towards our neighbor.

Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act introduced in Senate

“This is the bill we have been waiting for. It draws on the latest science to tap the treasure-trove of ocean solutions to accelerate progress on climate change. The outcome? People win, the economy wins, nature wins.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

To prevent voter intimidation, Michigan has banned open carry guns at polling places

“The presence of firearms at the polling place, clerk’s office(s), or absent voter counting board may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others present.”