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Sting Of Toxic Tones

Monday, July 9, 2007

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Sting Of Toxic Tones

If you watched the primetime broadcast of the Live Earth concerts last Saturday night, you may have caught the segment where Sting and his wife Trudie Styler told the 2 billion plus in the world-wide audience about Chevron-Texaco’s war on the Amazon. You can bet Chevron didn’t expect to have it’s toxic laundry aired before […]

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NY Judge KOs Chevron

Thursday, June 28, 2007

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NY Judge KOs Chevron

6-28-07 by Court Chevron failed to convince a US District Court judge in New York that the case against the company for contaminating the Amazon should be sujbect to arbitration and removed from Ecuador’s justice system. 30,000 Amazon residents are seeking to make Chevron pay $6 billion in clean up costs for subsidary Texaco’s dumping […]

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Big Oil vs. OilWatchdog

Monday, June 4, 2007

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Big Oil vs. OilWatchdog

06-04-07 by dugan It’s the most exciting debate since… Paris Hilton’s Prison Sentence? Read me taking on Tom Tanton of the Exxon-funded Institute for Energy Research, in the LA Times’ Opinion section “Dust-Up" online. We did three days of back and forth on:  Are Gasoline Prices Too High? Should Government Do Anything? Are High Prices […]

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Listen To Your Workers

Thursday, May 10, 2007

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Listen To Your Workers

By Simpson05-10-07 ConocoPhillips refinery workers showed up at the Big Oil company’s annual meeting and warned that budget cuts are compromising plant safety. It’s nothing new in the industry.  Remember the worst industrial disaster in recent U.S. history was the explosion at BP’s Texas City refinery that killed 15 and injured 500. And then there […]

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Attack Of The Chevron Attorneys

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

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Attack Of The Chevron Attorneys

5-2-07 by Court Chevron’s attorneys are at it again, this time breathing down the necks of editors at the San Francisco Chronicle over my oped last week, "Is Chevron Going Green?" I got the call Monday from Chronicle editors that Chevron’s attorneys were challenging both my character and my claims in the commentary. The company […]

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BP Chief Quits; Admits Lies

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

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BP Chief Quits; Admits Lies

By Simpson5-01-07 Lord John Browne, the once high-flying executive who seemingly could do no wrong, resigned abruptly after admitting he lied to a court about how he had met his former gay companion. Browne had been fighting publication of an article about him in London’s  Mail  on Sunday newspaper. His departure could cost him $30 […]

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Will Arnold Take On Chevron?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

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Will Arnold Take On Chevron?

4-18-07 by Court The lawyer from Ecuador who is prosecuting Chevron for its crimes against the Amazon has written Arnold Schwarzenegger, asking the Gov to get tough with Chevron, which has kicked in more than a half million to Schwarzenegger’s political committees. Peter Nicholas of the LA Times wrote the story.  For those of us […]

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Humbled? Don't take the money

Thursday, April 12, 2007

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Humbled? Don't take the money

By Simpson4-12-2007 It’s not just consumers who are outraged by Big Oil CEO compensation. Disgruntled BP shareholders said a planned payment of an estimated £72 million — $124.5 million — to outgoing chief executive John Browne is unjustified. One called it "vulgar." Peter Sutherland,  BP’s "nonexecutive" chairman of the board, told the annualmeeting that the […]

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Climate Change Deniers, Take This!

Friday, April 6, 2007

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Climate Change Deniers, Take This!

Goodbye, Colorado River, and Goodbye, Bangladesh Lowlands. The LA Times today predicts long-term drought in the Colorado River Basin, and the UN releases its "Policy Summary"  with more grisly details on its 2007 climate change predictions. Here’s the UN report paragraph that brings to mind the Colorado River and Bangladesh in the same breath: "By […]

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Chevron's 'Jungle Law'

Friday, April 6, 2007

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Chevron's 'Jungle Law'

  William Langewiesche, the lyricist of disaster, has the cover story of the May Vanity Fair with "Jungle Law," on Chevron’s trial in Ecuador. It’s a $6 billion tale of blood, oil and the persistence of Ecuadorean peasants that’s finally getting the telling it deserves.  Langewiesche, author of the definitive Ground Zero tale, "American Ground," and the […]

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