Oil & gas supported senators return the favor
2011-05-18
Tuesday night’s vote in the Senate was telling. The vote was on a motion to proceed on S. 90, the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act. If the bill had passed, over the next 10 years $21 billion taxpayer dollars would have stopped flowing into Big Oil’s bank accounts. Instead, that money would have been… Read more »
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GOP’s Defense For Oil Subsidies Only Worth Pennies
2011-05-12
The GOP’s tired defense for shelling out billions of dollars in subsidies to Big Oil is getting some push back this week. Democrats are making the case on Capitol Hill as to why these dirty energy corporations do not need extended welfare from the federal government. Nicholas Kusnetz of ProPublica reports: Most experts agree, however,… Read more »
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BP and Republican Senator Get Cozy Before Subsidies Hearing
2011-05-12
Public Campaign Action Fund reports that Sen. Crapo attended a fundraiser hosted by a BP lobbyist just an hour before the Senate Finance Hearing where oil execs, inlcuding BP America CEO Lamar McKary, are set to defend oil subsidies: Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), a member of a Senate committee holding a hearing today on oil… Read more »
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Breaking from DeSmogBlog
2011-05-6
DeSmogBlog today released a comprehensive report on the dangers posed by hydraulic fracturing to public drinking water, land and our health. Based on the findings of the report and recent events, DeSmogBlog is calling for a national moratorium on fracking until further independent research demonstrates that the process does not contaminate drinking water, pollute land or impact… Read more »
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Shut out and bought out
2011-05-2
Pennsylvania citizens are unable to be heard during a public gas advisory board meeting, while those on the board get cozy in the Governor’s back pocket. A week after toxic fluids from a hydraulic fracturing gas well spilled into waterways and onto farmlands in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, the state’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission met in… Read more »
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Will Boehner End Oil and Gas Industry Welfare?
2011-04-28
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 »
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Neslin brings his message back home
2011-04-26
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 »
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