Koch-ing the Climate: Exploiting the Tar Sands

May 14, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Last week, the god-father of climate science, James Hansen, who directs the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, re-iterated his warning about exploiting the tar sands in an op-ed in the New York Times. His warning was dire:  “Canada’s tar sands contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our … Read More

Big Oil Donates over $500,000 to Congress in First Quarter of 2012

April 23, 2012By Karen ShowalterBlog Post, Featured, Separate Oil and State

The political action committees (PACs) of five of the biggest players in the oil and gas industry donated just over $500,000 to Congressional incumbents and candidates during the first quarter of 2012. Public Campaign has just released new analysis of data filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Some key findings: Exxon’s PAC was the biggest … Read More

New KXL Route “Within Weeks”

March 7, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 8 Comments

And so the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline goes on. TransCanada plans to refile its application with the U.S. government in the next few weeks, according to Alex Pourbaix, the company’s president of oil and pipelines. The new alternative pipeline route will avoid the ecologically sensitive Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer, a crucial water … Read More