Friday, October 22, 2021

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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Greta Thunberg on climate promises versus actions

Thunberg sat down in her Stockholm kitchen to talk about what she expects—and hopes—will come from the global event.

The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

Toxic Clichés

Our students will be facing challenges beyond what we can begin to imagine, if these past few years are any indication, crises that require far-ranging intelligence, imagination, sensitivity.

6 ways restaurants can reduce their environmental impact

The restaurant industry struggles to meet consumers’ sustainability standards because of conventional management patterns.

Taking aim at predatory equity firms, Warren leads bill to ‘stop Wall Street looting’

"Private equity firms get rich off of stripping assets from companies, loading them up with a bunch of debt, and then leaving workers, consumers, and whole communities in the dust."