Climate Denier #Fakexpert Willie Soon Runs from Questions of Exxon Money

By: Sunday February 22, 2015 4:00 pm

Extra Extra! Read all about climate denial scientist Willie Soon’s dirty money from petrochemical billionaire Charles Koch, coal utility Southern Company, oil giant ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies to deny the science of climate change!

The last time I bumped into Willie Soon, I asked him if there was any explanation for some of the information in our latest round of documents indicating that his employer was eager to take money from ExxonMobil

 

Mexico Believes It Can Replace Venezuelan Oil

By: Sunday February 1, 2015 2:00 pm

Mexico economics secretary suggests it will compete against Venezuela, as a supplier of oil.

Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki Calls Fall In Oil Prices ‘Economic War’

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 4:00 pm

Nouri al-Maliki, one of the vice presidents in Iraq, told journalists the drop in oil prices was not natural and called it “economic war.” During a visit to a university on January 15, he did not believe low oil prices were a result of market forces. He cited Russia and Iran as two countries affected by low [...]

Michael Klare: Washington Wields the Oil Weapon

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 5:40 pm

The Barack Obama of 2014 is essentially running a drill-baby-drill White House in a country where oil consumption is actually rising. His administration has been opening up ever more coastal areas to exploration and drilling from the East to the Arctic waters of Alaska, while encouraging the creation of a “Saudi America” in the American frack lands. The result: a torrent of crude oil and natural gas and something else as well, as Michael Klare, TomDispatch’s indispensable energy expert, points out today. Buoyed by the country’s new energy wealth, our president has been putting oil to work abroad. He has been using energy as the spear of his already highly militarized foreign policy. The result has been a sophisticated weaponization of oil that puts the energy mavens of the Bush administration to shame. But let Klare tell you the whole grim tale.

Obama has No ISIS Strategy

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 8:02 am

Obama said a week ago he did not have a strategy to combat ISIS, and that now he does. He was right the first time.

Rail CEOs to Investors: “Bomb Trains” Safe at Almost Any Speed

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 5:21 pm

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil-by-rail unit trains in Devil’s Lake, N.D. to 60MPH from 30 MPH, despite opposition from local officials.

Oil-By-Rail: A Battle Between “Right to Know” & “Need to Know”

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 5:20 pm

Since the first major oil-by-rail explosion occurred on July 6, 2013, in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, citizens in communities across the U.S. have risen up when they’ve learned their communities are destinations for volatile oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale basin.

As the old adage goes, ignorance is bliss.

No Turning Back: Mexico’s Looming Fracking, Offshore Oil & Gas Bonanza

By: Monday May 12, 2014 7:05 pm

After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market.

Exxon’s Russia Partnerships Challenge US Energy Weapon Narrative

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 7:15 pm

In a long-awaited moment in a hotly contested zone currently occupied by the Russian military, Ukraine’s citizens living in the peninsula of Crimea voted overwhelmingly to become part of Russia.

But even before the vote and issuing of sanctions, numerous key U.S. officials hyped the need to expedite U.S. oil and gas exports to fend off Europe’s reliance on importing Russia’s gas bounty. In short, gas obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is increasingly seen as a “geopolitical tool” for U.S. power-brokers, as The New York Times explained.

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