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Fuel Issue Sizzles in DC, CA

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6. March 2008

Fuel Issue Sizzles in DC, CA

3-06-08 by dugan   $4.00 gasoline isn’t a prediction any more, despite the fact that President Bush hadn’t heard a word about it. There are California stations charging up to $3.99 for regular and nearly $4.20 for premium. The state average for regular is at a record $3.52 a gallon. The rest of the nation […]

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More for Oil, Nada for Stimulus

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29. February 2008

More for Oil, Nada for Stimulus

02-29-08 by dugan     The headline of this column in U.S. News, by Marianne Lavelle, says it all: "Signing Your Economic Stimulus to the Saudis." Or not quite all. She could have added …"and Exxon, Chevron, BP, Chell and Conoco." Her assessment is one that’s gaining steam: Given the spiking price of gasoline, the […]

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Inuits vs. Exxon: Might Work

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28. February 2008

Inuits vs. Exxon: Might Work

2-28-08 by dugan   It’s a Hail-Mary pass, but the Alaskan Inuit lawsuit against the oil industry on global warming just might work. It may come down to how the judge views the definition of "conspiracy." Alaska’s Eskimos, or Inuit, have been refining the argument for a long time. Four years ago, the Inuit as […]

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BP’s Profits Exception

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5. February 2008

BP’s Profits Exception

NEWS RELEASE February 5, 2008 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, cell: 213-280-0175; Jamie Court, 310-392-0522, ext. 327 or cell : 310-874-9989; or Tim Hamilton, 360-495-4941 BP, ‘Bumbling Petroleum,’ Is Exception to Profit Boom; Group Warns Against Cutting Safety As It Sheds Jobs Yearly 2008 Profit Total for Big Five Oil Companies Still Hits $114 Billion, Picking Consumer […]

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Chevron & Exxon’s Record Profits

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1. February 2008

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Chevron & Exxon’s Record Profits

NEWS RELEASE February 1, 2008 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, (310) 392-0522, ext. 305, cell: 213 280-0175; or Jamie Court, ext. 327, cell: 310 874-9989; or Tim Hamilton, (360) 495-4941 Chevron, Exxon Record Profits Reaped At Cost To Sliding Economy, Strapped Consumers; Group Calls for Market Oversight FTCR Also Releases "Oil Profit Monster"; Free Public Database Of […]

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Another Big Oil U Warning Issued

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21. January 2008

Another Big Oil U Warning Issued

1-21-08 by simpson   The prestigious Center for Science in the Public Interest has joined us in warning of the dangers Big Oil money poses to university research. In a report issued today CSPI says American universities may be jeopardizing their academic integrity by giving oil, gas, and other polluting industries unprecedented influence over the […]

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Take Us To Your Leader

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1. January 2008

Take Us To Your Leader

1-1-08 by dugan Starting the year on the lighter side, an angry Alaskan sees oil companies as reptilian aliens who’ve just dropped their human masks and declared their true foul intentions for Earth. Anchorage Daily News, Jan. 1, 2008: "An old science fiction movie goes like this: A group of seemingly benign extraterrestrials visit Earth […]

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Calling Big Oil's Tax Bluff

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14. December 2007

Calling Big Oil's Tax Bluff

12-14-07 by dugan     If legislation were poker, this column in the Washington Post would have Big Oil and its corporate allies chucking their hands. It’s too bad that Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein published it the day after the Senate passed its stripped energy bill, but it nails all the deceptions and irresponsibility […]

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Oops! Disappearing Greenwash

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11. December 2007

Oops! Disappearing Greenwash

12-11-07 by dugan     Shell and BP are under fire for talking green and doing the opposite. Britain’s Guardian newspaper has the story.  "Shell, the oil company that recently trumpeted its commitment to a low carbon future by signing a pre-Bali conference communique, has quietly sold off most of its solar business. "The move, […]

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Child of 'The Yes Men' Strikes

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4. December 2007

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Child of 'The Yes Men' Strikes

12-04-07 by dugan     "Hoaxers Target Big Oil." That’s an irresistible headline in OilWatchdog’s plush consumer-financed corporate headquarters. The story in the sober British Guardian newspaper was straight-faced, about a fake promise appearing on an expert fake of an oil industry-financed consortium’s website: "Environmental campaigners today appeared to have opened up a new front […]

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