The Best Bill Oil Money Can Buy

January 30, 2012By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Separate Oil and State 6 Comments

Earlier today, forty-four Senators introduced legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. This bill would would approve the Keystone XL pipeline despite the Obama Administration’s rejection of its permit following months of intensifying protest against it and numerous studies revealing its vastly inflated economic impact. Our colleagues at Public Campaign and revealed that those … Read More

Keystone XL and Dirty Energy Money

January 11, 2012By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Separate Oil and State

This morning the Guardian carried a story from Maplight about the influence of oil money over the July vote in the House of Representatives on the Keystone XL pipeline.   It’s a classic story about the influence of campaign money over policy that will surprise few but bears repeating often.  We ran a similar story about … Read More

Big Oil Threatens President Obama

January 4, 2012By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Featured, Separate Oil and State 3 Comments

 By Brendan Demelle, DeSmogBlog American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard today announced the oil and gas industry’s latest election-year scare campaign to threaten the demise of the U.S. economy unless Big Oil gets its every wish in Washington. This year the wish list includes approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, expanded offshore drilling on both … Read More

Mitch McConnell Stands Up for Big Oil, Holding Middle Class Tax Cuts Hostage

December 16, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Separate Oil and State 1 Comment

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced today that he will hold the extension of middle class tax cuts hostage unless an unrelated provision about the Keystone XL oil pipeline project is included—a major handout to his Big Oil donors that could leave millions of Americans facing a tax increase in the new year. So, … Read More

A Koch Keystone XL Connection?

November 4, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Separate Oil and State

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) recently renewed his request that the House Committee on Energy and Commerce investigate the role of Koch Industries in the Keystone XL pipeline. Waxman, the ranking minority member of the committee, made his request in a letter to committee chairmen Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.). Waxman first asked for … Read More

November 6th Tar Sands Action at the White House

October 24, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post

On Sunday November 6 the Tar Sands Action will return to Washington DC to send an unmistakable message to the President. Exactly one year before the election, we want to encircle the whole White House to ask President Obama to reject Keystone XL and live up to his promise to free us from the tyranny … Read More