Saturday, August 17, 2019

Tag: big oil

VIDEO: Obama Gives Shell Final Approval to Drill in Arctic Despite...

Despite President Obama's historic climate action plan, he recently gave Shell the final approval to drill in the Arctic and is now defending his approval.

Judges Nixing Keystone XL South Cases Had Tar Sands-Related Oil Investments

After a U.S. Appeals Court ruled against the Sierra Club's petition for rehearing motion for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL, it was revealed that one of the judges had some stake in the pipeline. Could it be oil investments?

Greenwash: Shell May Remove ‘Oil’ from Name as It Moves to...

Shell Oil has decided to rebrand itself as something other than an oil company for its U.S.-based unit. But this doesn't change their aggressive stance to drill for offshore oil in the Arctic and deep offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

VIDEO: 'Battling the Death Star:' Seattle 'Kayaktivists' Slow Arctic-Bound Shell Oil...

"Kayaktivists" are protesting against Shell oil drilling in the Arctic by preventing the rig from leaving the Port of Seattle. While dozens were arrested, activists vow to continue protesting against Shell.

State of Emergency in California as Santa Barbara Cleans Up from...

While the cleanup of crude oil leaked from a broken pipeline started off slow, efforts are underway at the shores of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara, California. This latest spill recalls a catastrophic blowout that happened in 1969.

30 Million Gallons Under the Sea: Five Years After BP Disaster,...

While there is an ongoing impact of the 2010 oil spill, drilling has resumed near the site of the explosion that caused the worst industrial environmental disaster in U.S. history. Doesn't anyone remember the devastation?

Dimock, PA Lawsuit Trial-Bound as Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination...

A major class action lawsuit was recently filed in a District Court and pits plaintiffs in Dimock, PA against big oil and gas. This case could be key in determining whether "frackers," who contaminate drinking water, can be held accountable under federal law.

Oil Manipulation, Hydraulic Fracturing and the Ruthless Control of the Oil...

While the Standard Oil Trust fixed prices, set production quotas and ruthlessly forced out competitors, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has control of the industry. If history repeats itself, will the oil industry respond with market manipulation?

The Hairball That Gagged a Fracker

Rick Berman is a political consultant who plays so dirty even Big Oil is not interested him. This man takes funding from corporations and uses that money to publicly slam environmentalists, low-wage workers, and any of his enemies.

Why You Should Dump Your Oil, Coal and Gas Stocks if...

Big Coal and Big Oil are dead men walking. So if you have hopes in retiring on them, think again. Stocks in these companies will get you nowhere—they're outmoded and prone to crashing. It's time to put your securities elsewhere.

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EPA reverses approval of poison traps used to kill wildlife

Last week, Trump’s EPA had made the decision to reauthorize the use of deadly cyanide traps to kill the wild animals that...

Ideas from hell: The far right’s weaponized conspiracy theories

Since the end of April, there have been three mass shootings that can be directly tied to white nationalism. The victims of...

Blackwater mercenary sentenced to life in prison

Responsible for firing the first bullet in the Nisour Square massacre in 2007, former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison. Last year, Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder...

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”

Looking backwards: 2020-1944

Perhaps you’ll recognize the reference in the title to this article to a novel published in 1888.  It was the third most...