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Big Oil Cuts Jobs Again, Even as They Sponsor Bogus Job Rallies

9/8/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

No lie is too big for Big Oil.  Their tired refrain of late is that they’re job makers. On TV, radio, in print and at bogus Astroturf rallies happening this week. We should give them a pass on all their sins: […] Read more >

North Dakota: The Spills Keep Coming (Video)

9/8/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

NWF’s Tim Warman made the point in a guest column in this week’s Newsweek Magazine, the BP spill is not an isolated incident. Last week a mix of crude and water spilled at an oil well near Killdeer, N.D., dumped […] Read more >

Roll Out the Astroturf! Big Oil’s Bringing Fake Rallies Back

9/2/2010 // By Miles Grant

The next time you hear of “citizen” outrage about clean energy & climate action, make sure you know who’s really pulling the strings.
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Massive Oil Lobby Spending Sets Stage for Bogus “Citizen” Rallies

8/24/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

The oil and gas industry went hog wild with lobbying in 2009 to defeat climate legislation and industry reforms, says a series of reports this week from the independent Center for Responsive Politics.  They spent $175 million, more than ever before, dwarfing environmental […] Read more >

Groups Launch Effort to Hold Senate Oil Backers Accountable

8/17/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the latest effort to hold Big Oil and their recalcitrant friends in the Senate accountable for sinking climate legislation this summer, a new group called Oil Change International has launched a web campaign and soon advertising that will hold these members of the […] Read more >

Big Oil to Mount (Another) Assault on Clean Air Act

8/4/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Feeling emboldened with scuttling clean energy and climate legislation for the summer, Big Oil is ready to go on the offensive and gut the Clean Air Act, one of the nation’s most important environmental laws that’s now key to reducing […] Read more >

Big Oil Bailout Vote Looks Likely By June 10

6/1/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Wait a minute. In the depths of a Great Recession and the likely decimation of Gulf Coast fishing, tourism and recreation industries caused by BP’s oil spill, the Senate thinks it’s time for a vote on a “Big Oil Bailout?” […] Read more >

Anti-Wind Power Study Traced to Polluter-Funded Front Group

3/29/2010 // By Miles Grant

ClimateWire followed the money on an anti-wind power study — and traced it back to Big Oil. Read more >

We the Corporations of the United States …

1/27/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger There is an old expression: “Money speaks and politicians listen.” With public confidence in Congress at a low point, the last thing America now needs is to have big energy companies trying to buy elections and […] Read more >

End oil and coal subsidies to help the poor deal with consequences

12/18/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Great statement about how eliminating subsidies to big oil could nearly fund international adaptation proposal. That is a win-win… Read more >