The Downsides of “Extreme Energy”

November 2, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

So its official: fracking causes earthquakes. Just minutes ago, a report published by the oil company Cuadrilla as to whether its drilling operations caused two “earthquakes” back in April and May, concluded that fracking was the “highly probable” cause of the small seismic events. Cuadrilla suspended fracking operations in June, over fears of a link … Read More

Big Oil Buys Democratic Support for Keystone XL

October 19, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Featured, Separate Oil and State

Earlier today, twenty-two House Democrats sent a letter to President Obama expressing their support for the Keystone XL pipeline project.  The letter was announced in a press release from TransCanada.  Both the letter and the press release predictably recycle discredited arguments for Keystone XL on energy security and jobs. What TransCanada didn’t mention is that … Read More

Keystone XL Crime Scene Investigation

October 11, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post

Oil Change International, Friends of the Earth, the Other 98% and DeSmogBlog have mapped the tangled web of corruption around the Keystone XL pipeline.  Check it out and then click the image to send your letter demanding that President Obama reject the lobbyists and say no to Keystone XL.      

State Department Hears Public Comment on Keystone XL

October 7, 2011By Elizabeth BastBlog Post, Featured

Oil Change International Research Director Lorne Stockman joined dozens of speakers today in testifying before the State Department in Washington, DC on the Keystone XL pipeline. You can download and listen to a recording of Lorne’s testimony. The proposed 1,700 mile pipeline would bring up to 900,000 barrels per day of dirty tar sands crude … Read More

Fracking Emissions “Worse than Coal”

April 11, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Later today, several hundred New Yorkers, backed by at least 40 environmental organisations, are heading to attend a rally on Capitol lawn in Albany to protest against the dirty drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Among the speakers will be Josh Fox, director of the award-winning anti-gas industry documentary “Gasland.” Opponents of fracking have … Read More

The well-trodden road to ruin..

April 6, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

The Republicans rolled out their 2012 Budget yesterday, under the catchy title of “the path to prosperity”. In fact you could have called it the “well-trodden road to ruin”. The budget by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan will be seen by political commentators as raising the stakes for the upcoming spending battle between the GOP … Read More