Monday, May 25, 2020

Tag: Oil

Sanders and Fellow Senators Urge President to End Alaskan Oil Drilling

Bernie Sanders along with 11 fellow senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to cease Shell’s oil drilling in the Arctic. Because they believe there to be "utter hypocrisy in the current policy."

New Records Show More US Involvement in Mexico Oil, Gas Privatization...

They reveal the U.S. government acting as a mediator between Mexico's government and U.S. oil and gas companies seeking to cash in on a policy made possible by the behind-the-scenes efforts of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's U.S. State Department.

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton State Department Emails, Mexico Energy Reform and the...

“[A]s secretary of state, we know that there was quite a revolving door between the oil and gas lobby and her people at State and on her previous campaign staff." So should we be worried about Hillary Clinton standing up to Big Oil and Gas?

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.

Did BP Get Off Cheaply? Antonia Juhasz on $18.7B Gulf Oil...

Compared to the destruction and harm BP caused in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, their settlement is very minimal, but at least they will have to pay for this spill. Let’s hope the government sticks to their guns and makes sure this settlement is passed.

U.S. in the Middle East: Where You Don’t Belong You Must...

The U.S. should not be in the Middle East, but the U.S. government will not be pulling out troops when there is still oil and natural gas there. At some point in time, other countries will get so tired of this endless war they will step in to put an end to it.

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

Crude oil from a broken pipeline has led to an alarming amount of oil to leak into the Pacific Ocean leaving Santa Barbara area in a state of emergency. The company, Plains All American, is not required to be supplied with an automatic shutdown valve in case of a leak so the leak continued for a while before being looked into.

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?

BNSF Challenges Lawsuit from Engineer Who Ran for His Life From...

After former BNSF locomotive engineer, Bryan Thompson, suffered injuries from an oil-by-rail train the company is arguing that some federal laws protect them from paying. Are U.S. laws and policies structured to favor the powerful rail industry over people?

BNSF Engineer Who Manned Exploding North Dakota ‘Bomb Train’ Sues Former...

A former BNSF employee is suing his former employer because he has gone through, and continues to go through, severe and permanent injuries and damages after the company's oil-by-rail train exploded while he was on the job.

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Kangaroos are victims of the world’s largest commercial slaughter of terrestrial wildlife

Importing kangaroo meat and skins must be banned in the EU, but Americans can also help protect this iconic species.

Court reaffirms Keystone XL’s non-pipeline construction permit invalid, again

“Constructing pipelines through rivers, streams and wetlands without analyzing the impacts on imperiled species is unconscionable."

Trump’s sleazy life: A mockery of Jesus’ core values

If we collect Jesus’ core moral humanism—and his teachings address humanity, Trump and the Trumpist “belief system” provide stunning opposition, forcible enough to slam Christians in the face.

GOP ‘plot to gut social security behind closed doors’ gains steam in Senate COVID-19...

"Obviously this is a way to push in cuts to Social Security and Medicare without leaving fingerprints, or not many fingerprints."

Watch out Trump: Here comes the team of Biden, Obama, Sanders, and Bloomberg

It will be so interesting and very exciting to watch this formidable team in action. Many, many Americans will be tuning into their radios and TV channels to listen to what they say about Trump to take him down and out.