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Obama’s Long Neglect Of Climate Change Provokes Skepticism With Alaska PR Stunt

So, President Barack Obama is taking a hike on a melting glacier in Alaska this week. That’s nice. He’s giving speeches about the urgency of addressing climate change. That’s nice.

In 2008, though, Obama promoted ridiculous “clean coal” propaganda from the fossil fuels industry. In 2009, Obama walked away from climate legislation that he had […]

Bernie Sanders Vs. Hillary Clinton On Risky Arctic Oil Drilling

At this point, the familiar narrative, of how Bernard Sanders is more progressive than Hillary Clinton, and Clinton is nothing more than a corporate-owned Republican in Democrat’s clothing, falls apart. […]

Latta: Big Money For Dirty Fossil Fuels, But Only Big Talk For Sustainable Energy

Congressman Robert Latta proposes an energy policy that favors the outdated, dirty, unsustainable energy sources of the last century. Is it a coincidence that his top contributions over the last few years have come from Marathon Petroleum? […]

Mythological Mechanics Of Oil Spill Amnesia Explored By Consumer Researchers

I have often remarked, with surprise and dismay, how quickly the American people have been to forget about oil spill disasters like the Exxon Valdez and the Deepwater Horizon. I noted how, just months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, Barack Obama began efforts to expand offshore drilling in […]

Obama Allows Blasting Along Atlantic Shores To Begin New Offshore Drilling

On Friday, the Obama Administration approved a plan to begin seismic blasting of the sea floor by oil companies seeking places to drill for petroleum. The blasting has been assessed as likely to kill and injure huge numbers of marine mammals. […]

Congress Protects Plan To Allow Foreign Governments To Drill Oil For Free In American Waters

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. […]

Fire Out Of Control On Gulf Of Mexico Offshore Drilling Platform

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? […]

Offshore Drillers Lose Control Of Oil & Gas Platform In Gulf Of Mexico

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. […]

The 16 Democrats Who Voted To Help Big Oil Drill More Less Safely

More than twice as many Democrats crossed the aisle to join the majority of Republicans to support the legislation to encourage fast and loose offshore drilling for oil. […]

Roll Call: Who In Congress Voted Against Protecting Coastal States From Oil Spills?

The Hastings amendment would have restored the integrity of environmental impact assessments to their current levels. H.R. 2331 would restrict the scope of those assessments, in the interest of rushing approval of new offshore drilling operations – even those in dangerous deepwater conditions such as those that caused the BP rig to explode and sink in the Gulf of Mexico. […]

Republicans Pump Oil Toward The House Floor

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. […]