Locals Vent Anger After Chevron Refinery Fire

August 8, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

The fire that engulfed Chevron’s refinery late on Monday night in Richmond, California may now be extinguished, but worrying questions remain about the company’s ongoing safety record at the refinery. The fire caused a huge toxic black cloud to sweep over the city and other parts of the San Francisco Bay area. In the direct … Read More

Now its Yellowstone To Keystone

July 8, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

You would have thought that Rupert Murdoch had enough on his plate right now without one of his paper’s backing the highly controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in an editorial yesterday. Despite the deep controversy surrounding the specific project and the safety of pipelines in general, which have been reigntied by Exxon’s Yellowstone spill, … Read More

Fracking “Causing Earthquakes”

June 1, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 4 Comments

For an industry that prides itself on precision engineering and drilling, fracking is a brutal technique with unforeseen consequences. The oil industry is trying to argue that fracking which exploits shale gas is a “game changer” that will guarantee energy security for years to come. But the industry already faces growing public opposition due to … Read More