During today’s Environment and Public Works Senate Hearing on rural climate impacts, Senator Inhofe made a statement that — if it weren’t so telling of the fundamental problems in Washington, D.C — would by funny.
On average, Senators voting against the moratorium have received nearly 3 times as much in Big Oil contributions than those voting for it.
Senators cosponsoring the pro-Keystone XL bill introduced today have received roughly 5 times more in oil industry cash than those who remained off the bill.
Analysis by Oil Change International based on its Dirty Energy Money database shows that Senators voting against the fracking moratorium today received 16 times as much in fossil fuel contributions, on average, than those Senators in support of the bill.
According to multiple sources the State Department will issue its long awaited Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline later today. The early spin today is that “environmentalists will be disappointed”. But consider the source. Last week, Jack Gerard, the head of the American Petroleum Institute, told Reuters that “It’s our … Read More
The letter, with 21 signatories, suggests that fracking can be done safely with proper regulation, and that the economic benefits of fracking up California outweigh the inherent risks to the environment of the extraction practice. But even a very quick analysis of the signatories and the arguments they put forward will show another story. In short, this letter from scientists was made possible by the oil industry.
It’s time for Governor Brown to make a decision. He can be Big Oil Brown and move California down the road of fracking our communities and climate. Or he can say no to our dirty past, stop fracking, and move California towards a cleaner future.
Alabama coal baron and conservative activist Shaun McCutcheon doesn’t feel that $123,200 buys him enough influence in DC. He wants a Citizens United 2.
The House Energy and Power Subcommittee will be holding a major hearing on climate change today that was bought and paid for by the fossil fuel industry.
This past Spring the Obama Administration took an important (and little reported) step towards more aggressively addressing climate change. They increased the social cost of carbon.