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Scientists slam Big Oil’s eco strategy as 'rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic'

The House Oversight and Reform Committee called on the scientific community to testify whether promises from ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Shell Oil to get emissions to net zero by 2050 are effective policy or mere pandering as company reps were absent from the hearing.... Read more»

Big oil’s 'wokewashing' is the new climate science denialism

By downplaying the urgency of the climate crisis, the fossil fuel industry has new tools to delay efforts to curb fossil fuel emissions - and worse yet: even industry critics haven’t fully caught up to this new approach.... Read more»

The climate crisis is a crime that should be prosecuted

Fossil fuel companies lied for decades about climate change, and humanity is paying the price. Shouldn’t those lies be central to the public narrative?... Read more»1

Big oil & gas may pay price for keeping a dirty secret for decades

Via an unprecedented wave of lawsuits, filed by cities and states across the U.S., America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for the environmental devastation caused by fossil fuels – and covering up what they knew along the way.... Read more»

Argentina: Enormous fracking potential and opposition to match

Argentina's president says 'drill baby, drill,' but fracking makes people afraid, and so do big American oil companies.... Read more»

Top U.S. corporations funneled $185 million to political nonprofits

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010 did not, as some warned, unleash a flood of corporate money directly into elections. ... Read more»

Analysis

Big Oil rakes in huge profits, again

It was quite a week for Big Oil. The big five oil companies—BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell—reported their second-quarter 2013 profits last week, which were a combined $19.5 billion. That comes out to $145,000 in profit per minute—more than 88 percent of American households earn in an entire year.... Read more»1

As critics press for action, Chemical Safety Board investigations languish

As members of Congress raise questions, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is auditing the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s investigative process.... Read more»

Mystery firm is election's top corporate donor at $5.3 million

The biggest corporate contributor in the 2012 election so far doesn’t appear to make anything — other than very large contributions to a conservative super PAC.... Read more»

Fact check

Is ‘Big Oil’ backing Romney?

A pro-Obama TV ad says that "big oil" pledged $200 million to help Mitt Romney, making him the industry's "$200 million man." But that's a pretty slippery claim.... Read more»1

Big Oil’s lying statistics

There are now three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and big oil statistics. Once again an analysis funded by the oil industry of proposals to eliminate some of their large tax breaks finds that this would be bad for the oil industry and the rest of us, too.... Read more»

Oil firms that paid ‘bonuses’ to Libya lobbied against disclosure rules

Multinational companies operating in Libya have had to deal with many obstacles, including a government rife with corruption that often asked for what amounted to bribes. Sometimes those companies balked; sometimes they paid them.... Read more»

Analysis

Big Oil's lust for tax loopholes

Oil prices are high and rising at an alarming pace. But even with their cash registers overflowing with dollars from struggling families, Big Oil is mobilizing to defeat President Obama's proposal to invest $4 billion annually in clean energy programs by ending unnecessary tax loopholes... Read more»

Chamber seeks cash for anti-regulation effort

Even as it plowed tens of millions of dollars into ads this year to help mostly Republicans notch Congressional victories, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was initiating a new effort to raise millions more from energy, health insurance, financial services, and other firms to fund a new anti-regulatory campaign. ... Read more»

The New Democrats: A coalition Pharma and Wall Street love

When the Democrats took control of Congress in 2007 they promised a new era to end the excesses of what they labeled a Republican "culture of corruption." Today, however, many of the same techniques and tactics are still in use, this time by Democrats. ... Read more»