Exxon Oil Spill in Arkansas: Thousands of Barrels of Oozing Goo

By: Monday April 1, 2013 6:40 am

This is Exxon’s second spill in a week, highlighting the utter stupidity and horrendous environmental danger of the Keystone XL pipeline project currently under consideration by U.S. State Department. This leakage occurred under a housing subdivision, it has not yet reached the nearby Lake Conway. The earlier spilled happened Wednesday, a train carrying Canadian crude derailed in Minnesota, spilling 15,000 gallons of oil.

 

Come Saturday Morning: Dirty Energy’s Decline

By: Saturday February 23, 2013 6:45 am

All of the new energy generation in the US last month came from clean and renewable energy — wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, et cetera — and none of it came from coal, oil, or nuclear power.

Pres. Obama’s Big Oil Host Has History of War Profiteering, Discrimination

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 7:07 pm

Who cares about the temper tantrums being thrown by the pampered media because they didn’t get to meet Tiger Woods? The real story is that while 50,000 people were at the White House asking the president to address climate change by cracking down on the fossil fuel industry, he was spending the weekend with a guy who is the epitome of Big Oil and much much more.

No wonder he was keeping the destination secret before this trip. Intended or not, it was a big F U to the people who had planned for months to travel to Washington to protest the critical cause of climate change. Worse, there has been no response whatsoever to the tens of thousands of protesters who came to his house on Sunday, nor to the many many more who were at coordinating marches in cities across the country and untold numbers of people who were there with them in spirit.

Well maybe there was another reason why the identity of Obama’s host was kept secret in the weeks leading up to the trip.

Obama’s Choice to Alienate Environmental Activists and Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

By: Monday February 18, 2013 10:15 am

Somewhere around thirty-five to forty thousand people came to the National Mall in Washington, DC, for one of the largest climate rallies in history. Those demonstrating demanded that President Barack Obama honor his inaugural pledge and take action on climate change. They also called on Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline being built by TransCanada.

If the President Wants Cleaner, Safer Gas and Oil, Give Consumers Knowledge and Power

By: Thursday February 14, 2013 5:55 pm

It was a relief to hear more than a passing reference to climate change in President Obama’s State of the Union Speech, including promises of more support for wind and solar power. But the oil industry heard nothing to even cause even a smidgen of concern.

Fun With Robert Samuelson: The Good News Is Bad News

By: Monday January 28, 2013 7:40 am

It’s always entertaining to read Robert Samuelson’s columns on Monday mornings. They are so deliciously orthogonal to reality. Today’s column, asking whether America is in decline, is another gem.

Late Night: “Oil to the World” We’re Fracked

By: Wednesday December 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Oil. Oil to the world. And that’s what America is hoping for by 2020. That flow of generosity, that holiday spirit has seeped into Versus, where creator Marcy Schaffer has penned a new set of lyrics to celebrate that we’re fracked.

Well, of all the people to lie to us once again…

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 1:30 am

Who would have ever picked the Oil Companies?

The US: The Saudi Arabia of Oil

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 4:00 pm

I recall hearing quite a bit from various governors that the US is the “Saudi Arabia of coal” or the “Saudi Arabia of wind,” or whatever natural resource they had in abundance. Now, according to AP energy writer Jonathan Fahey, the US verges on becoming the Saudi Arabia… of oil.

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