Saturday, July 4, 2020

Tag: Oil

In ‘targeted strike’ against environmental and racial justice, Trump EPA curbs...

"Like so much of what Trump is pursuing now, this is a targeted strike against environmental justice and racial justice."

Congress investigates how Marathon Petroleum and Koch Network influenced clean cars...

Marathon “worked with powerful oil-industry groups and a conservative policy network financed by the billionaire industrialist Charles G. Koch to run a stealth campaign to roll back car emissions standards.”

Labor helps Obama energy secretary push and profit from ‘Net Zero’...

"An energy policy that doubles down on fossil fuel use is not the right path. We need an ambitious, job-centric plan that is grounded in emissions reductions.”

As oil price plummets, call to nationalize industry rises

Nationalization as a way to wind down the sector, tackle the climate crisis and create a just economic transition.

The beginning of the end for oil?

No matter how this pandemic finally plays out, the post-Covid-19 world is bound to have a very different look from the pre-pandemic one and energy use is likely to be among the areas most affected by the transformations underway.

10 things we’ve learned a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster

Are we any closer to preventing a similar—or worse—catastrophe?

Oil, gas, petrochemical financial woes predate pandemic — and will continue...

“The crash that we’re seeing in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industry is a recent intensification of what has been a very long-term trend.”

Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes’...

As oil and gas production moves into ever-deeper waters, the goal should be to respond faster, more effectively and with a better understanding of what’s happening in real time.

Oil refineries face shutdowns as demand collapses

In other words, facing a mounting glut and no ability to lower output further, some refineries may simply need to shut down entirely.

Oil execs, anxious about public support, claim halting fossil fuel production...

“As a legal matter this claim is laughable so it’s better thought of as a PR stunt.”

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Future US presidents must not be allowed to manage any type of pandemic

We can’t keep doing things “the old way’, especially when they don’t work. It’s time to make this critically important change.

The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits...

“The Postal Service's $15 billion debt is a direct result of the mandate.”

Why America is the greatest country

I just know that everything is okay because I live in the greatest country. And America is the greatest country because everything is okay.

Senate kills amendment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

“The pandemic clearly shows that expensive endless wars that cost $6 trillion from taxpayers make Americans less safe as they take funds from critical needs like healthcare.”

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.