New analysis by Oil Change International revealed today that the 8 Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee who boycotted a vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the US Environmental Protection Agency have received over $5.2 million in campaign contributions from fossil fuel interests.
Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised to hear that the GOP-led Natural Resources committee of the House of Representatives followed the Energy and Commerce Committee’s lead in voting to advance a bill designed to circumvent normal process and force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Even more astute readers will also not … Read More
For immediate release April 22, 2013 More than One Million Comments Urge Obama Administration to Reject Keystone XL Public Comments highlight that Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk and no reward Washington, DC – Opponents of Keystone XL have submitted more than one million comments urging President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the State Department … Read More
Pro-KXL representatives in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s pro-KeystoneXL vote today have received more than 6 times more in campaign contributions from Big Oil than those that voted against it.
A new report out today from environmental groups shows that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would, if approved, be responsible for at least 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) each year, comparable to the tailpipe emissions from more than 37.7 million cars or 51 coal-fired power plants.
For Immediate Release: April 11, 2013 Contact: Molly Haigh, 907-750-1999, firstname.lastname@example.org Exxon Pressures Arkansas TV Stations To Ban Critical Ad Following Mayflower Tar Sands Spill Amidst reports of media intimidation at the site of the Mayflower, Arkansas tar sands oil spill, ExxonMobil has now taken to bullying local Little Rock television stations into canceling the … Read More
Arkansas has become the latest scene of an Exxon oil spill, and the subsequent spin attempts to side-step blame. The truth tells a different story.
For Immediate Release: March 22, 2013 Contact: Molly Haigh, 907-750-1999, email@example.com Senators Supporting KXL Took Nearly $31 Million From Fossil Fuel Industry Before Vote Average KXL Supporter has Taken 3.5 Times More Money from Industry Than Non-Supporters Washington, DC– New analysis today from Oil Change International reveals that supporters of the just-passed non-binding Keystone XL … Read More
Amidst a flurry of votes today in the Senate on various amendments being tacked on to the Senate Budget Resolution is likely to be an amendment spearheaded by Senator Hoeven from North Dakota that would call for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The non-binding Hoeven amendment — co-sponsored by Senators Hoeven (R-ND), Baucus … Read More
Once again, a group of Senators, spearheaded by Hoeven and Baucus, has released a new bill to push for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. And, following the clear pattern set by their colleagues, the co-sponsors of this new bill have enjoyed massive contributions from the fossil fuel industry.