ThinkProgress blogs on Tipton’s field hearing
2011-09-19
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.
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Barrasso and Hastings turn energy discussion into a pro-industry spin zone
2011-07-27
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 »
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Connecting the dots between gas industry tycoons and the NAT GAS Act requires ink by the barrel load.
2011-07-26
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 »
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2011-07-26
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 »
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A few facts about July 4th gas prices and energy development
2011-06-30
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 »
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Unused land leases limit tourism and contribute to high gas prices
2011-05-26
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 »
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Just another Natural Resources Committee hearing
2011-05-26
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 »
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THE BALANCE SHEET: MAY 3, 2011
2011-05-2
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 »
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As Americans feel pain at pump, Big Oil wins big
2011-04-26
For immediate release April 26, 2011 Media Contact: Matt Garrington, Deputy Director matthew@checksandbalancesproject.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 »
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