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Trump to Pick Exxon CEO for Secretary of State Despite Close Ties to Putin

Trump to Pick Exxon CEO for Secretary of State Despite Close Ties to Putin

By Steve Horn ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson—who has close personal and company ties to Russia and President Vladimir Putin—is President-elect Donald Trump’s top pick to become the next secretary of state, with the decision likely coming next week according to NBC News. The news comes amid reports that Congressional members and senior U.S. Central Intelligence […]

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    22 of America’s Biggest Air Polluters

    22 of America’s Biggest Air Polluters

    By Jamie Smith Hopkins To see one of the country’s largest coal-fired power plants, head northwest from this Ohio River city. Or east, because there’s another in the region. In fact, nearly every direction you go will take you to a coal plant—seven within 30 miles. Collectively, they pump out millions of pounds of toxic […]

    Exxon Sued Again, This Time for Polluting Mystic River

    Exxon Sued Again, This Time for Polluting Mystic River

    ExxonMobil is facing a first-of-its-kind lawsuit for failing to account for the risks from climate change to its fuel storage terminal outside Boston. The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) claims that sea level rise and accompanying storm surges could damage the facility and lead to further pollution of the Mystic River. Photo of ExxonMobil’s Everett facility […]

    Exxon in Hot Seat as SEC Investigates Oil Giant Over Accounting for Climate Change

    Exxon in Hot Seat as SEC Investigates Oil Giant Over Accounting for Climate Change

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating how ExxonMobil valued its assets during the continuing slump in oil prices and how the company factors in climate risk when pricing its projects. Minale Tattersfield / Flickr The SEC requested information and documents from Exxon and the company’s auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, in August, as well as […]

    Oil-Backed Lawmakers Hold ‘Unusual’ Hearing on ‘Behalf of Exxon’

    Oil-Backed Lawmakers Hold ‘Unusual’ Hearing on ‘Behalf of Exxon’

    By Deirdre Fulton The Republican-led House Science Committee on Wednesday held an “unusual” hearing, alleged to have been “orchestrated on behalf of ExxonMobil” and criticized as an abuse of congressional power. Environmentalists and elected officials alike decried the sideshow event, called by committee chair Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) in an attempt to justify subpoenas he […]

    13 Academics Who Are Shills for Corporate Giants

    13 Academics Who Are Shills for Corporate Giants

    There’s nothing new or unusual about corporate and academic collaboration. IBM, for instance, has partnered with universities around the country since the 1940s to support computer science education. This relationship is mutually beneficial both for the tech giant and the institutions sponsored. IBM’s grant dollars provide welcome funding for research and equipment for students, all […]

    Fossil Fuel Industry Is Killing the World’s Coral Reefs

    Fossil Fuel Industry Is Killing the World’s Coral Reefs

    Divers from coastal communities around the world wrapped crime-scene tape around dead coral reefs during a series of underwater dives to highlight the catastrophic damage to this valuable ecosystem and the culpability of the fossil fuel industry for its loss. A series of underwater photographs collected from Samoa, the Australian Great Barrier Reef and the […]

    Renewables Soar by 70% in World’s 20 Major Economies

    Renewables Soar by 70% in World’s 20 Major Economies

    By Andy Rowell As the renewable revolution gathers a pace, the oil industry has launched yet another PR offensive trying to rebrand fossil fuels as sustainable. So first the good news. The percentage of electricity generated by renewables in the world’s largest economies has soared by 70 percent over the last five years, according to […]