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The same region devastated by the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969 is now the scene of a massive clean up of crude oil by the state and federal governments and volunteers. The international and ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 03:56 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
If you think the benefits of Fracking and US Domestic Fossil Fuel Drilling, in general - lowered gas prices, and maybe in the distant future less reliance on oil from the Middle East - outweigh the ...
by lizadeeza
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 02:51 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
So a newly elected Vice President of the US decides to have a meeting with some buddies who had been big campaign contributors. The buddies are all hotshots in the oil industry, and they have a very ...
by silverhair
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 01:39 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Hat tip to our go-to guy for the MidEast, Juan Cole, who also is right on top with green technology . Tony Seba of New Zealand discusses Disruptive Technologies in a Ted-like lecture. Taken as a ...
by afox
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 06:12 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
In one of the biggest and most overlooked environmental scandals in recent California history, a prominent oil industry lobbyist served as a high ranking official overseeing the creation of marine ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 10:42 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
There is no innocence in electing those who pretend to be ignorant to win votes from those herded into non-thinking Gerrymandered districts -- and no stupidity in politicians reaping the reward, ...
by The Reasonable Voice
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 07:02 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Governor Jerry Brown and lawmakers touted the introduction of drought legislation in the Legislature on March 19, while leaders of environmental and consumer groups urged Brown to put real limits on ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 12:39 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
This scene would look better with some fracking waste in it, right? California is dealing with serious water pollution issues.
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Mar 11, 2015 at 10:55 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana The oil workers strike widened over the weekend , with 1,400 workers at two ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 09:53 AM PST with 41 Recommends
The oil industry welcomed the release of the California Natural Resources Agency’s draft environmental impact report of fracking operations in California, while environmental groups slammed the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2015 at 02:30 PM PST with 12 Recommends
After spending nearly two years and 4,500 hours reviewing scientific research, New York’s Department of Health on December 17 concluded that fracking poses significant risks to human health and ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 10:09 AM PST with 4 Recommends
During the last six years, the oil industry spent $106 million between January 2009 and September 2014 on lobbying and campaign contributions to politicians and ballot measures in California, ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2014 at 04:22 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Leaked documents provided to Northwest Public Radio, Business Week and other media outlets have exposed a campaign by the Western States Petroleum Association to fund and coordinate a network of “...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 09:29 AM PST with 15 Recommends
It's hard to believe, but the Obama administration recently selected Chevron, the San Ramon-based corporate giant known for environmental destruction and the violation of human rights throughout the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Dec 08, 2014 at 07:52 PM PST with 9 Recommends
On February 7 thousands of Californians from across the state are gathering in Governor Jerry Brown’s longtime home of Oakland to say that "we need real climate leadership in the face of the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Dec 08, 2014 at 09:47 AM PST with 3 Recommends
The enormous influence of the oil industry, the largest and most powerful corporate lobby in California, has allowed it to frack offshore waters in the Santa Barbara Channel over the past 20 years ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 03:21 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Erin Brockovich, the legal clerk and environmental activist who was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1993 for its contamination of drinking water in ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 08:58 AM PST with 14 Recommends
We all remember Mitt Romney's secret 47% video where Mr. Romney told a small group of wealthy Republican donors what he really thought of the 47% of Americans who paid no income tax. This came as ...
by joedemocrat
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Nov 01, 2014 at 08:21 AM PDT with 84 Recommends
The debate over the pros and cons of Prop. 1, Jerry Brown's $7.5 billion water bond, is very important, but an even bigger issue in any environmental battle or process is the money behind the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 09:55 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Adam Scow, Food & Water Watch California Director, today described as "flagrantly misleading and wrong" the newly released advertisement where Proposition 1 proponent Governor Jerry Brown urges ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 04:33 PM PDT with 11 Recommends