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Small Towns Fight Big Oil

Small Towns Fight Big Oil

By Jenny Shalant Last fall, a whale made a go of Manhattan. The humpback, eventually named Gotham, chased schools of herring from New York Bay into the Hudson River, as delighted onlookers snapped photos of its tail flukes framed by the city skyline. For a couple of weeks, the whale rose to social media stardom; […]

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    Sun Sets on Big Oil Jobs

    Sun Sets on Big Oil Jobs

    By Andy Rowell Earlier this month when Donald Trump cancelled legislation that required oil and gas companies to disclose taxes and other payments to foreign governments, the president said he was “bringing back jobs big-league.” It's Official: #Trump Gives Big Gift to Big Oil https://t.co/YwhpdONCon @billmckibben @climatehawk1 @SierraClub @NRDC @greenpeaceusa @350 — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) February […]

    A Big Gift to Big Oil

    A Big Gift to Big Oil

    Today’s decision by the Republican-led U.S. Senate to overturn a rule designed to stop oil companies striking corrupt deals with foreign governments is a grave threat to U.S. national security and an astonishing gift to big oil. The news comes just two days after Rex Tillerson, a longstanding opponent of the law while CEO of […]

    The Rise of Big Oil in American Politics

    The Rise of Big Oil in American Politics

    By Brian C. Black “How Big Oil Bought the White House and Tried to Steal the Country” is the subtitle of a book that tells the story of a presidential election in which a candidate allowed money from big oil companies to help him win office and then rewarded them with plum appointments in his […]

    Big Oil Puts New Shade of Lipstick on Climate Denial Pig

    Big Oil Puts New Shade of Lipstick on Climate Denial Pig

    By Andy Rowell “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” The history of Big Oil‘s climate denial campaign is littered with slightly progressive sounding front groups trying to give the impression that the industry cares about climate change. From the Global Climate Coalition, the Climate Council, the Global Climate Science […]

    Big Oil Is in Big Trouble

    Big Oil Is in Big Trouble

    By Andy Rowell Something significant happened on Friday that warrants more than just a few column inches in a newspaper. With the most divisive presidential election in U.S. history just days away from concluding, it is easy to understand why more is not being made of the news, but just to tell you something seismic […]

    14 Pipeline Projects in 24 States … Which Will Be the Next Battleground?

    14 Pipeline Projects in 24 States … Which Will Be the Next Battleground?

    Encouraged by the Obama administration’s shelving of the Keystone XL pipeline and its revoked authorization for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on federal lands, activists are now eyeing new battles. At least 14 new pipeline projects are in the works, carrying both oil and natural gas. These projects involve at least 24 states, adding […]

    Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

    Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

    Even as the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Standing Rock has galvanized Native Americans across the U.S., a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Utah Republican Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz seeks to take 100,000 acres of Ute tribal lands and hand them over to oil and mining companies. Will Bears […]