How long can Exxosaurus hold out before it takes action? It may dismiss concerns from environmentalists but it is coming under increasing pressure from shareholders to take decisive action over climate change. This time its pressure from the treasurers of seven US states and one city who are pressuring Exxon’s board of directors for a … Read More
Great Memorial Day post from David Swanson on AfterDowning Street. Peace in a Gas Pump or Bringing Pharaoh’s Armed Madhouse Home | AfterDowningStreet.org
The United States is addicted to oil and we’re working with allies and tens of thousands of citizens to intervene. Check out this great new flash video, take action, and please pass it on! Meanwhile, like the addicts that they are, G8 leaders focussed this year’s St. Petersburg Summit on promoting trillions of dollars of … Read More
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is said to have “icily” rejected US and EU criticism of Russia’s blatant use of gas resources as a political weapon in a dispute with Ukraine earlier in the year. More importantly he also publicly rebuffed European attempts to gain access to his country’s vast gas pipeline network. Putin’s tough stance … Read More
A senior scientist whose work is being featured in adverts produced by the Exxon-funded Competitive Enterprise Insitute, has condemned them as “a deliberate effort to mislead.” Professor Curt Davis of the University of Missouri-Columbia whose study on Antarctic ice sheets is used in the adverts, says they “are confusing and misleading the public.” The adverts … Read More
As Big Oil comes under attack for high gas prices, “price gouging”, record profits and huge pay-outs to executives, it is spending millions on advertising to win over a skeptical public. They have also increased their lobbying efforts in Washington to reassure an increasingly hostile Congress.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter and therefore the world’s largest indirect polluter, has finally signalled it will help the fight against global warming through, wait for it, helping research into reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the oil industry!
An amusing and disturbing AP story ran yesterday on GM’s new pledge to cap gas prices at $1.99 per gallon for customers in California and Florida who buy certain vehicles (mostly SUVs) by July 5. The Hummer is among them. We’re wondering if GM might also be interested in sponsoring the following costs: the shipment … Read More
A new website dedicated to people who are interested in travelling without flying or “slow travel” (aka slow food) has been launched – interested then check it out here.
A €10bn (£7bn) project, called Iter, to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor will be signed off in Brussels by the EU, Japan, China, South Korea, India and the US today. Its proponents argue that prospect of virtually limitless energy is no longer science fiction. Advocates argue that nuclear fusion is the most promising long-term … Read More