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No Oil Money At Smithsonian

Monday, November 19, 2007

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No Oil Money At Smithsonian

11-19-2007 by simpson The American Petroleum Institute (API), Big Oil’s favorite mouthpiece, has pulled its $5 million offer to sponsor a centerpiece exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution about the oceans as a global treasure . The move came after two Regents had questioned the proposal. Now oil companies won’t be able to spend their ill-gotten […]

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L.A.'s First Drop of E85

Thursday, November 15, 2007

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L.A.'s First Drop of E85

11-15-07 by dugan   Listen up, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Conoco and BP. A little family-owned gasoline station in West L.A. (location below) called Conservfuel will soon be  the first in Los Angeles and second in California to publicly offer high-ethanol E85 fuel for the approximately 6,000 flex-fuel vehicles on the road in California, as well […]

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Big Oil U Adds A Campus

Thursday, November 8, 2007

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Big Oil U Adds A Campus

11-8-07 by simpson Oil giant BP and UC Berkeley have yet to sign the contract for the $500 million deal that would create the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) at UC Berkeley, but there was an announcement this week of another BP-funded project at Arizona State University in Tempe. It’s only a $6.6 million deal with […]

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The Smithsonian Example

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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The Smithsonian Example

11-06-07 by court and simpson The Smithsonian Institution has rebuffed — for now at least –a $5 million donation from Big Oil’s favorite mouthpiece, the American Petroleum Association (API). The API money was to go toward the Smithsonian’s showcase Ocean Initiative. That’s right, Big Oil money sponsoring a centerpiece exhibit about the oceans as a […]

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Fall semester delayed at "UC BP"

Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Fall semester delayed at "UC BP"

08-30-07 by simpson Students have returned to college campuses across the country, but there apparently is a delay in the fall semester for Big Oil U’s largest extension campus at the University of California at Berkeley. As you’ll recall, BP announced with great fanfare last February a plan to fund a $500 million alternative energy […]

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BP Got The Message

Friday, August 24, 2007

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BP Got The Message

08-24-07 by simpson Bumbling Petroleum – BP – finally listened to the expressions of outrage about its plans to increase pollution pumped into Lake Michigan after it completes a $3.8 billion refurbishing of its Whiting, Ind., refinery. It has now pledged not to dump any more wastes into the lake than it currently does. Of […]

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Now, the Real Energy Bill

Monday, August 6, 2007

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Now, the Real Energy Bill

08-06-07 by dugan  After much public brouhaha, the House and Senate versions of the energy bill are headed to the much more private place where the real bill will be written: a House-Senate conference committee. We never doubted that the federal energy bill would end as a product of a conference committee, with its horse-trading, […]

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Just Can't Spend It All

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Just Can't Spend It All

07-31-07 by dugan   "With the world thirsty for more oil and cleaner fuels, Exxon Mobil and other oil firms have been spending billions to buy back their shares." A great sentence, but not my words. It’s a quote from the first popular-media piece I’ve seen on oil company stock buybacks, by Elizabeth Douglass of […]

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Governor Swimming in Greenwash

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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Governor Swimming in Greenwash

07-10-07 by dugan   We all know about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s meddling-by-proxy  to slow down implementation of California’s global warming bill. Now we find out, from the San Jose Mercury News , that he’s an all-around environmental fake. His administration touted buying 1,138 "flex-fuel" vehicles for state employees, without installing a single pump where they […]

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After Live Earth

Sunday, July 8, 2007

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After Live Earth

7-08-07 by Court   The global concerts on 7-7-07 designed to raise consciousness about global climate change already have their own extensive Wikipedia entry and the question is what’s next?   In the last twelve hours, I have seen two e-mail proposals circulating among green-tech’s avante garde to capitalize on the momentum for plugin hybrid […]

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