US Worst Polluter – Tries to Bury the Bad News

April 19, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

There is a saying that the best way to release bad news is to bury it. So what did the US do on Easter Monday – it released figures that showed that it emitted more greenhouse gases in 2004 than at any time in history, confirming its status as the world’s biggest polluter. Latest figures … Read More

BP in the Arctic – Silence is the Rule

April 19, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

For want of getting repetitious, it seems that BP has yet another corrosion problem in Alaska – this is its third. Chuck Hamel, BP’s bette noir, wrote to Stephen Johnson, administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to report that BP had suffered additional corrosion leaks, which it had not yet reported. One we … Read More

Art Not Oil

April 18, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Earlier today I said we haven’t got it in for BP. So, in the interests of impartiality, I am just passing this message on and not commenting on yet another organisation or person having a go at this Great British institution. It concerns Art Not Oil which is “a rolling exhibition aimed at encouraging artists … Read More

UK Scientist Attacks BP’s Role in Arctic Project

April 18, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Now – you might start thinking we have it in for BP, especially in the Arctic region. No, this is not true. The company seems to be doing enough damage to its corporate reputation and the environment without us. But now it faces further criticism for its operations. This time from the head of the … Read More

Yet Another Pipeline Problem for BP in Alaska

April 18, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

BP has admitted that it has found yet another pipeline break caused by corrosion on the North Slope, at the same time it faces a criminal investigation into its management of pipelines and six weeks after the company caused the worst spill on the North Slope. “We are at the point where there is so … Read More

$144,573 A Day for Exxon’s Lee Raymond

April 18, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

During his tenure as one of the world’s most powerful oilmen, Lee Raymond who retired as Exxon’s Chief Executive last December, was vilified by environmentalists for his stance on climate change. Over the last decade Exxon has led the way to derail any action on the issue. The consequences of Raymond’s actions will be felt … Read More

Set of Priorities

April 13, 2006By Mark FloegelBlog Post

A quarter century ago, when I began purchasing cigarettes and gasoline in significant quantities, a pack of smokes and a gallon of gas went for about the same price – 65 or 70 cents. Last week, a gallon gas was selling for about $2.65 in Vermont and while I was filling up, I noticed a … Read More

Bush bungling energy policy

April 12, 2006By Steve KretzmannBlog Post

Not that this is news on its own, but an ABC/Washington Post poll, released yesterday, shows that a whopping 74% believe he’s mishandling “the situation with gas prices”. Thanks to Greenpeace for the heads up.