Eight water protectors now face up to five years behind bars due to a new law targeting pipeline opponents. They were arrested and charged with interfering with “critical infrastructure” — in this case the Bayou Bridge Pipeline being built by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) through the ancient cypress forests within the Atchafalaya Basin. The circumstances … Read More
Separate Oil and State
What Canada’s Pipeline Purchase Means for Line 3 and KXL
What does it say about the prospects for multi-billion dollar tar sands oil pipelines, that a national government felt the need to buy a project outright in order to try to save it? When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to buy-out a failing tar sands pipeline from texas-based Kinder Morgan last month, it exposed … Read More
Trudeau may finally reveal today the true extent of the stranglehold that Canada’s oil and gas industry has over his government.
Senate Tax Bill Protects Handouts to Fossil Fuels at the Expense of Working Families
This tax bill will be no surprise, but it would be a disaster. It is the latest example of GOP efforts to prop up the dirty fossil fuel industry and their corporate cronies while giving short shrift to American families.
Oil Change International Responds to Trump’s ‘Energy Week’ Speech
The ‘energy dominance’ tagline should be called out for what it is: another manifestation of the President’s misogynistic, hyper-masculine, abusive outlook on the world.
Trump team botches celebration of years-old dirty Exxon plans
Trump’s botched celebration of Exxon comes while the President’s team works to dismantle environmental policies and institutions that were put in place to protect communities like those along the fence-lines of refineries and manufacturing plants in the Gulf Coast.
Oil Change International responds to Tillerson confirmation
The Senators who voted to confirm Rex Tillerson voted for climate denial and they will be judged by the voters for that. We will make sure the voters know. We will demand a Separation of Oil and State.
Rex Tillerson: Unprepared. Unqualified. Unacceptable.
Three words sum up Rex Tillerson’s performance yesterday in his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State: Unprepared. Unqualified. Unacceptable
Don’t believe the hype: Does Rex Tillerson want to destroy our climate?
Rex Tillerson’s efforts to paint a picture of moderation amount to nothing more than a ruthless public relations campaign to curry favor in the media. Meanwhile he has pursued a reckless path of continued oil and gas development in order to continue making as much money as possible for himself and his company, regardless of the consequences.
The not-so-hidden fracking money fueling the 2016 elections
We’ve long known that the oil and gas industry was buying politicians. The latest expose from the New York Times confirms it once again, and this time it is frackers in the lead.