Energy security hearing to be show in industry spin and willful ignorance

September 13, 2012By David TurnbullBlog Post, Featured, Separate Oil and State 1 Comment

Today the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce committee is convening a hearing concerning “achieving North American energy independence within the next decade”. Here’s a little tip – save yourself the time and don’t bother watching the bulk of this hearing unless you want a lesson in fossil fuels public relations and willful ignorance.  I’ll … Read More

Extraction and Disclosure

August 24, 2012By Steve KretzmannBlog Post

This is a guest post from Phil Mattera, over at the always vital Dirt Digger’s Digest: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission often behaves like a watchdog with no teeth, but it has just stood up to intense pressure from big business and finally approved two rules that will shine a light on dealings between … Read More

Oil companies continue to profit at the expense of our future

July 27, 2012By David TurnbullBlog Post, Featured 3 Comments

If you believe the press reports, you’d think that the oil industry was hurting of late, what with the headlines coming out of the most recent quarterly earnings reports saying things like, “Exxon and Shell Earnings Disappoint,” and “Occidental quarterly profit lower”, and “Chevron 2nd-Quarter Profit Off 6.8%; Upstream Earnings Fall”.  These headlines paint a … 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