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

The unethical reality of tar sands oil and the Keystone XL pipeline

August 9, 2012By David TurnbullBlog Post, Featured 2 Comments

Recently, the Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, Mike Flood, spoke with the York News-Times about his views on the Keystone XL pipeline, which, as proposed, would run through environmentally sensitive parts of Nebraska. Amidst expressing lukewarm concern about the pipeline’s safety, Flood repeated an oft-used but oft-refuted argument for supporting the pipeline. He asserted that tar … 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