The team over at ThinkProgress posted a well researched, thoughtful article on Rep. Tipton’s field hearing today to review drilling standards. It turns out there is evidence that drilling near groundwater supplies can have negative effects on people’s health. Click to read the full story.
The energy debate continued to get more contentious when wildly illogical arguments were tossed out during roundtable discussion hosted by Politico. The voices, from all sides of the energy debate, included Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), Rep. Dianne DeGette (D-Colo.), former head of the EPA Carol Browner and Doug Holtz-Eakin formerly of… Read more »
A recent investigation by DeSmogBlog and PRWatch exposes just who stands to benefit from the NAT GAS Act and the expensive tactics being used to ensure it flies through congress. The most recent tactic is a public relations campaign by Chesapeake Energy, which included the gas giant’s “Declaration of Energy Independence.” Chesapeake Energy’s CEO, Aubrey… Read more »
THE BALANCE SHEET | July 26, 2011 Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LET’S PLAY PIN THE PRO-DRILLING AMENDMENT ON THE SAFETY BILL Last Thursday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) started his birthday by filing pro-oil and gas amendments to S.917 at the… Read more »
American families will be heading to the beaches, barbecues and national parks this weekend to celebrate the birth of our nation. Unfortunately, more families will likely be sticking closer to home due to lingering high gas prices. Meanwhile Big Oil will celebrate the close of another quarter of billion-dollar profits. Second quarter profits won’t be… Read more »
As we head into the Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer travel season, families are feeling the pinch from high gas prices. Unfortunately, instead of pushing for real solutions to help Americans save money and drive our nation toward energy independence, the oil and gas industry lobby continues demanding more government… Read more »
The House Natural Resources Committee met yesterday for a hearing titled, “Harnessing American Resources to Create Jobs and Address Rising Gasoline Prices – Part III: Impacts on Seniors, Working Families and Memorial Day Vacations.” The hearing seems to have generated about as much interest as another trequel, “Police Academy 3: Back in Training.” The majority… Read more »
Today, the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform released a 40-page report in an attempt to shift blame for the recent increase in gasoline prices away from Big Oil. Chairman Darrell Issa and his Republican colleagues on the committee took in a grand total of $453,910 dollars from the oil and gas industry during… Read more »
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ‘GOUGE-ONOMICS’: PRODUCTION DOWN, PROFITS UP Despite billion-dollar profits across the board, Big Oil refineries are producing less fuel while making more money. It’s too bad this game of monopoly has real impacts to our pocketbooks. According… Read more »
For immediate release April 26, 2011 Media Contact: Matt Garrington, Deputy Director firstname.lastname@example.org (303) 454-3376 Washington, DC – This week, Big Oil will announce record profits at a time when Americans are suffering at the gas pump. In the first quarter of 2011, ExxonMobil is expected to post a gain of 50 percent while a… Read more »
What is the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in Arizona? Wochit Former Chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission Gary Pierce and water company owner George Johnson were indicted this week in federal court on charges of bribery, conspiracy and fraud.
Six years after former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family began receiving money, loans, vacations, golf outings, designer clothes and a Rolex from a businessman he called a friend, little has changed to prevent such largesse being provided to Virginia's top executive, state officials say.
A stretch of sunny, windy days, combined with brimming reservoirs at hydroelectricity facilities across the state, helped California reach yet another renewable energy milestone last weekend. Early Saturday afternoon, renewable sources produced a record 67.
A major Canadian logger appears to be using a pair of law suits to end the existence of Greenpeace and to stop or curtail pro-environmental activities by other organizations operating in North America, or perhaps, generally. This activity is being carried out by Resolute Forest Products.