Oil’s new supply boom is a bust for the climate

October 25, 2012By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Industry Updates, Infographics, Research & Opinions, Resources 4 Comments

What if you knew that smoking that one last packet of cigarettes was going to give you cancer?  Imagine if our understanding of cancer was so precise as to allow doctors to predict with virtual certainty that smoking that particular pack, which you just picked up at the corner store, would definitely be the last … Read More

Dirty Energy Money pouring into Congress faster than ever before

May 9, 2012By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Research & Opinions, Separate Oil and State 2 Comments

Members of Congress have taken almost $16 million from the oil, gas and coal industries so far in this 112th Congress. That puts this Congress on track to be the dirtiest ever. The information comes to light as part of the latest update of DirtyEnergyMoney.com, a project of Oil Change International which uniquely refines and … Read More

Keystone XL benefits from taxpayer subsidies

February 8, 2012By Lorne StockmanBlog Post, Research & Opinions, Separate Oil and State 43 Comments

 Sen. Mitch McConnell claimed recently that the Keystone XL Pipeline “doesn’t require a penny of our taxpayer money all the president has to do is approve it.” But our research reveals many places that the pipeline project benefits from taxpayer subsidies. The refineries that are linked to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline as committed … Read More