H.R. 161, approved yesterday by the U.S House of Representatives, provides a special fast track for new fossil fuels pipelines planned to bring huge amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas, to market from fracking operations in the Marcellus Shale.
If it receives final passage into law, the bill will radically shorten the time voters have […]
Two weeks ago, the Democratic Party lost ground in the House of Representatives, and lost control of the U.S. Senate. These losses were largely due to the inability of the Democratic Party to inspire voter turnout from the liberal political base that it has traditionally taken for granted.
Being taken for granted by the […]
Here are listed the names of the the votes of 12 congressional Democrats who joined the majority of Republicans to preserve the Foreign Oil Driller Welfare Program without any reform. […]
The out-of-control flames have grown so hot that the offshore drilling platform has now begun to collapse. Will the entire thing explode and go down in flames as the Deepwater Horizon did? […]
Jackie Speier introduced an amendment to H.R. 2609 that would have saved money by taking 30 million dollars in extra government payments to oil, gas, and coal corporations. […]
The uncontrolled release of the natural gas into the water, and then into the air, is significant because natural gas emissions contribute to global warming. Natural gas consists primarily of methane, which is an even more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. […]
Today, a “large swath” of Lac-Mégantic, a town in Quebec, was obliterated in explosions caused by crude oil that was being transported through the town. Large amounts of the crude oil also spilled into the Chaudiere River. The oil was being sent to Maine, to be used by Americans to cruise around in their cars […]
In order to serve the interests of Big Oil, congressional Republicans are even putting aside their anti-Mexican xenophobia to organize a kind of open border at sea, where employees from oil companies in both the USA and Mexico will be crossing national boundaries to help each other suck as goopy fossil fuel out of the ocean floor as fast as possible. […]
If the fossil fuels industry can’t guarantee safety in the calm and temperate waters of inland Alabama, why should we believe that they’ll be able to conduct safe and clean oil drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean, or in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico? […]
Steve Daines is a new member of Congress, having just won his first election four months ago, but already he has taken over $100,000 in payments from the fossil fuels industry. […]
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. […]