Denver, CO – This week, as the top five oil companies announce their first quarter profits, the Checks and Balances Project conducted an analysis of the money oil and gas corporations spent in 2010 on campaign contributions and Congressional lobbyists. The numbers tell the story that oil companies’ armies of lobbyists and contributing power give them… Read more »
David O. Williams | April 29, 2011 | Reposted from The Colorado Independent The nonprofit Checks and Balances Project today released an analysis of the skyrocketing profits of the nation’s top five oil and gas companies in the wake of near-record gas prices and compared those profits to lobbying expenditures and political contributions in 2010…. Read more »
The price at the pump is hovering around $4/gallon, while oil and gas companies are reporting billions in first quarter profits. So wasn’t a complete shock when Speaker John Boehner said, earlier this week, that Congress should look at ending the fossil fuel industry’s multi-billion dollar tax breaks. After all, how does Congress plan to… Read more »
The man tasked with overseeing the oil and gas industry in Colorado continues to say that groundwater contamination is not an issue when it comes to hydraulic fracturing in the state. David Neslin (pictured), Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) , told a federal forum this week that the COGCC has… Read more »
For immediate release April 26, 2011 Media Contact: Matt Garrington, Deputy Director [email protected] (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 »
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT WE’RE IN THE WRONG LINE OF WORK While Americans are suffering from pain at the pump, Halliburton reported last week that its first quarter revenue set a company record at $5.3 billion, which is up from… Read more »
Matt Garrington | April 24, 2011 | Reposted from The Denver Post On April 20, 2010, Americans were reminded, in living color, of the dangers inherent in letting oil companies go unchecked. We sat glued to our televisions and computers, watching the Deepwater Horizon rig burn in the Gulf of Mexico. Observers and pundits immediately… Read more »
Neslin’s narrow definition of hydraulic fracturing misleads Committee members **As Pennsylvanians deal with the breaking news that wastewater from a Chesapeake hydraulic fracturing well blowout has entered their drinking supplies, similar stories continue to unfold in Colorado.** Within minutes after his testimony about the safety of hydraulic fracturing in front of the United States Senate… Read more »
Amy Harder | April 18, 2011 | Reposted from The National Journal The Federal Land Policy and Management Act This 1976 law governs the way the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management administers public lands. To date, the bureau has protected just 1 percent of Western public land as wilderness and has leased 42 percent of… Read more »
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 2010 ONSHORE OIL SPILLS EXXON VALDEZ x3 Last Tuesday, CBS News reported that there were over 6,500 spills, leaks, fires or explosions nationwide at onshore drill sites or pipelines. And, at least 34 million gallons of… Read more »
On Oct. 15, 1991, Clarence Thomas secured his seat on the Supreme Court, a narrow victory after a bruising confirmation fight that left him isolated and disillusioned. Open this article in the New York Times Audio app on iOS.
CHEVELON BUTTE, Ariz. — The AES Corporation announced June 1 the start of commercial operations for phase one of the Chevelon Butte wind farm. The project is located on the Chevelon Butte Ranch in Coconino and Navajo Counties, Arizona.
When forecasters predicted that oppressive heat would settle over much of the South for days this month, one of the first thoughts for staff members at the Mobile Botanical Gardens was how to protect their most sensitive plants.