Oil Change International, Earthjustice and Sightline Institute have submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) seeking details on the Bureau’s criteria for recently approving multiple significant exceptions to the nation’s crude oil export ban.
Senator Lisa Murkowski has put U.S. crude oil exports front and center of her policy agenda today. The debate on crude oil exports, like that on natural gas (LNG) and coal exports, should be about climate change.
The U.S. oil boom is a clear threat to the tar sands market in the Gulf Coast. The State Department failed to acknowledge this in the SEIS.
There was the tar sands boom and then the shale gas boom. Then there was the export boom and the tight oil boom. Now it seems there’s the midstream boom.
It has been mentioned often that the mining of tar sands in Alberta, Canada can be seen from space. Recent composite images from the Air Force’s Meteorological Satellite, brought to our attention by the great work at Skytruth.org, show another new form of North American oil production and its extensive reach and impact. The red area in the image is … Read More