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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Steve Pearce working hard for oil and gas companies
2011-07-26
On Tuesday, Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) proved again that he’s one of the hardest working politicians on Capitol Hill when it comes to the oil & gas agenda. Rep. Pearce incorrectly claimed that wilderness protection is preventing the state from making money. Unfortunately for the congressman, New Mexico media reported just yesterday that the state… 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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More handouts to Big Oil? How Barrasso is pushing their agenda
2011-07-20
Tomorrow, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) is bringing two bills before his committee for markup, S. 916 and S. 917. It’s supposed to be a hearing on ways to prevent another Deep Horizon spill and the loss of life and economic and ecological devastation it caused. Also, to determine methods… Read more »
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Safety in pipelines: The fracking truth
2011-07-12
“People die from these things and the people who run the infrastructure for these cities know it they are scared of these systems.” — Dr. Robert Howarth, Cornell University speaking about the pipeline system that carries oil and gas around the United States. As clean up efforts following the Yellowstone River Oil Spill continue, Congress… Read more »
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Five things to consider about the Yellowstone Pipeline leak
2011-07-8
Nearly a week has passed and thousands of gallons of crude oil have poured into the Yellowstone River in Montana. The spill has placed attention on America’s often overlooked and aging pipeline system. As the media continues to cover ExxonMobil and its ruptured pipeline, here are a few things to consider about pipelines in the… Read more »
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Yes. $77 billion.
2011-07-6
Think Progress has a new report on corporate welfare for Big Oil. The next time you watch the dollar figure at the pump increase a lot faster than the gallons pumped amount, think $77 billion. Read more to find out what we mean.
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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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