CONTACT: John M. Simpson
14. February 2007
Bush Administration regulators are so tight with lobbyists from the companies they’re supposed to oversee that they buy $1 million vacation homes with them. Only nine months before approving a deal to let ConocoPhillips delay a $500-million pollution cleanup, the federal government’s top environmental prosecutor bought a posh South Carolina retreat with Conoco’s top lobbyist. […]Continue reading...
CONTACT: J. Dugan J. Court
13. February 2007
NEWS RELEASE: February 13, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522 ext. 305, or cell: 213-280-0175, or Jamie Court, ext. 327, or cell: 310-874-9989 Oil CEO’s presence at energy summit is about image, not change, says group Santa Monica, CA — Big Oil CEOs are meeting in Houston this week to develop a message on making their […]Continue reading...
CONTACT: Judy Dugan
10. February 2007
Big Oil, still trying to cast doubt on global warming, turned to the oil-friendly and Exxon-funded American Enterprise Institute in January to buy a "report" disputing the UN’s decisive global warming study. Big oil should choose its friends carefully, because sometimes the people hired to make them look green and compassionate realize they’ve been played […]Continue reading...
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CONTACT:By Jamie Court
10. February 2007
Chevron CEO David O’Reilly has been traveling America to convince the American people his company is committed to alternative fuel development. To show its commitment, Chevron claims it will be investing a couple of billion dollars in alternative fuel development over the next few years. The only problem, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports, is: […]Continue reading...
By Judy Dugan
9. February 2007
Business publications report Chevron’s renewed interest in buying the tainted assets of Russia’s oil giant Yukos (this story dates back to at least 2003). If you wondered what Chevron’s gauzy, oblique “Energy Security” ad campaign, which touts “cooperation and engagement,” was about, this is it. The aim: Keep Congress from curbing questionable overseas transactions by […]Continue reading...
By Judy Dugan
7. February 2007
CNN trumpeted an exclusive on its correspondent’s venture into the conflict-torn and oil-rich Niger Delta of Nigeria, where rebel forces have escalated a campaign of kidnapping and violence against foreign oilfield workers. CNN gets some credit for reporting at all from an ignored and dangerous region of the globe. But CNN’s gee-whiz images of menacing, […]Continue reading...
2. February 2007
Britain’s respected newspaper The Guardian reports that scientists have been offered $10,000 by an Exxon-backed think tank to trash today’s landmark UN study finding global warming is on a collision course with life on earth and 90% likely to be caused by human activity (aka the fossil fuel economy). Just yesterday, Exxon reported a $4.5 […]Continue reading...
1. February 2007
Shell, the world’s second largest oil company, set a company record profit of $25.4 billion in 2006. The oversized payday comes even with a 23% decline in refining margins during the fourth quarter a.k.a the mid term election. The earnings reports is more proof of the theory that industry leaders cut domestic refining profits in […]Continue reading...