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Lies and Half Truths From Obama About Oil And Gas

Not too long after Barack Obama received large amounts of undisclosed money for his inauguration parties from Chevron and Exxon, Obama’s State Department released a draft assessment claiming that the Keystone XL pipeline would have no environmental impact. Accurate economic and environmental assessments seem to have less influence on the approval of special waivers for the Keystone XL pipeline, however, than large gifts of money to Barack Obama. [...]

Obama Nominates Fossil Fuel Funded Ernest Moniz to Energy

Barack Obama’s selection of Ernest Moniz as Secretary of Energy suggests that his idealistic comments about fighting climate change, in the State of the Union Address and his inaugural speech this year, were just more empty promises. [...]

Chevron Adopts “Authentic Street” Veneer to Keep Selling Itself

Irregular Times’ inbox this morning features not one but four copies of a press release from oil giant Chevron, eager to build hype for its new advertising campaign:

Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) has announced a new global advertising campaign aimed at showing Chevron as a “real people” corporation…

Each print ad is designed with an [...]

DailyKos continues to feature anti-Chevron Stories Despite Ads

In January of 2008, I wrote a quick note expressing disbelief that the website DailyKos would feature advertisements from Chevron. I wanted to know why Markos Moulitsas, head of the profitable corporation running Kos Media, would choose to give its advertising space to greenwashing ads that are incompatible with the political viewpoint of the website. [...]

The Smell of Van Nuys

There’s a smell of Van Nuys that reminds of something that’s been left behind. [...]

Billions of Gallons of Palin Toxic Waste Still Ooze Around Belugas

Let’s not just blame Sarah Palin for the troubles of the Cook Inlet belugas. Remember that Endangered Species Act protections for the Cook Inlet belugas were first requested in 1999. President Bill Clinton had almost two years to act on that request, but he failed to do so. [...]

How Raw Is Raw Story, Really?

I don’t know enough about Raw Story’s internal editorial decisions to come up with an declaration about how they really work, but with commercials like these plastering the web site, I’m left asking, Is Raw Story really raw? [...]

Sex, Drugs and Bribery in Oil Drilling Leases Should Stop Congress

It would be foolish for Congress to pass legislation authorizing expanded drilling before the bribery and other crimes are fully investigated… Foolish, or simply corrupt. [...]

More On Sarah Palin and the Poisoning of Cook Inlet

The billions of gallons of toxic waste being dumped into Cook Inlet are unnecessary, and they’re harming the economic interests and the health of the Alaskans that Sarah Palin has sworn to serve. If Sarah Palin gets elected Vice President, and becomes President after the likely death of John McCain, all America may suffer her cruel indifference in the way that the people and animals of the Cook Inlet have suffered. [...]

America Shrugs At Poisoned Whales

Sarah Palin supports poisoning whales! For goodness sakes, that’s the kind of story that could really get people’s attention – or so I thought. [...]

Sarah Palin, Cook Inlet Pollution, Chevron and the Whales

Cook Inlet is surrounded by four public parks: Kenai Fjiords National Park, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Katmai National Monument, and Chugach State Park. The area is a national treasure. Yet, Sarah Palin treats it like a dump. [...]