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- Arkansas has become the latest scene of an Exxon oil spill, and the subsequent spin attempts to side-step blame. The truth tells a different story.
- BP could settle the Deepwater Horizon spill trial and offset a whopping $9 billion against it tax bill
- This briefing finds that the transport of tar sands oil through pipelines in the United States is exempt from payments into the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which creates a free ride worth over $375 million to tar sands oil producers between 2010 and 2017.
- After Mitt Romney’s latest victories in the Republican primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington DC, he is increasingly looking like securing his party’s nomination. The former Massachusetts governor obviously thinks so and in his victory speech he completely ignored his Republican rivals to focus his ire on President Obama instead, calling him an “out-of-touch liberal”....
Continue reading 'Obama Says Romney is “Candidate of Big Oil”'.
- Slowly but surely the battle lines are being drawn for the upcoming Presidential election. President Obama built his State of the Union address on one of fairness. In doing so Obama reminded Americans that there is a clear choice when it comes to the next election. There is also a choice with energy. Before we...
Continue reading 'End “the Century of Subsidy”? Maybe next year…'.
- $100 Billion. That’s what the big 5 oil companies have made in profits since January 1. $102.85 billion to be more precise, according to my own calculations (see table below). That means that they’re on course to top $140 billion for 2011. More if oil prices keep rising. And that’s in a year when unemployment...
Continue reading 'The Living Dead: will Big Oil’s record profits turn us all to zombies?'.
- This is a cross-post from Transition Voice. Written by Erik Curren Can the president who killed Osama bin Laden now stand up to Big Oil? Encouraged by comments made by House Speaker John Boehner that subsidies for oil and gas companies should be on the table, Democrats led by Montana Sen. Max Baucus last week...
Continue reading 'Top 5 myths about subsidies to oil companies'.
- Last night, The President once again proposed ending subsidies to the oil industry. As we’ve said before, this is a great idea, and should be supported in full. That said, although we haven’t seen details, it’s quite unlikely that the Administration is proposing to eliminate all these subsidies. First, there is an important difference from...
Continue reading 'What oil subsidies is Obama targeting?'.
- So we have been here before. A year ago Obama called for the ending of fossil fuel subsidies in his state of the Union address. Since then we have had two significant events: the Gulf oil spill, that you would have thought would have made it easier for politicians to stop subsidising oil companies. Then...
Continue reading '“Clean” Obama Versus Newt King Coal?'.
- Is this what the beginning of the end of the oil age looks like? Millions of gallons of oil continue to pour out across the Gulf, devastating wildlife and countless livelihoods, from tourism to fishermen. Thousands of people are employed scooping, skimming, burning and mopping up oil in a largely fruitless gesture.
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