Tag Archive | "negligence"

Brits' Cold Shoulder to Exxon

Monday, May 19, 2008

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Brits' Cold Shoulder to Exxon

8-19-08 by dugan The shareholder revolt against Exxon is going global. Four big institutional investors in Britain have joined a shareholder resolution demanding that Exxon have an independent chairman of the board, and the new support should bring the chance of passage to about 50-50. Currently, the chairman title is just another perk for CEO […]

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Exxon Is Holdout on MTBE

Thursday, May 8, 2008

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Exxon Is Holdout on MTBE

5-8-08 by dugan A national lawsuit over water pollution from a gasoline additive was more than half-settled yesterday when four of the five major oil comanies agreed to pay $423 million in cleanup and other costs. Chevron, Shell, BP, Conoco and several smaller companies did what’s right, and will escape years more of litigation costs. […]

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Who'll Set Bush Straight?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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Who'll Set Bush Straight?

4-22-08 by dugan       The headlne today seemed promising: "Bush Voices Concern About Record Oil Price." It’d be a step forward from a president who recently said he’d never heard a thing about $4.00-a-gallon gasoline. Then I read the whole story, twice. Bush’s only idea for fixing things was to open the Alaskan […]

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Demand for White House Action

Monday, April 21, 2008

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Demand for White House Action

  April 21, 2008     News Release Contact: Judy Dugan, 310 392-0522, ext. 305 White House Silence, Inaction on Pump Price Spike is Opposite of Bush 2006 Response, Says Group   Consumers, Economy Are Buckling Under Gasoline and Diesel Price Records As Government Stays Mum The 16-cent national rise in gasoline prices over two weeks, […]

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Green Prize Wilts Chevron

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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Green Prize Wilts Chevron

4-15-08 by dugan     Chevron’s world headquarters in San Ramon, Calif., is less than 40 miles from San Francisco’s stately opera house. So if bad thoughts could kill, last night’s audience for the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize would be slumped in their seats. Two winners of the "environmental Nobel Prize" were Ecuadoran activists, lawyer […]

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Exxon's Terrorism Card

Sunday, December 30, 2007

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Exxon's Terrorism Card

12-30-07 by dugan   The story sounds familiar: Rural villagers in an unsettled part of the world accuse a big U.S. oil company of supporting and abetting the atrocities of government soldiers. It could be Shell or Chevron in Nigeria or Unocal (now Chevron) in the former Burma. But the court action this week was […]

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BP Pleads Guilty

Thursday, November 29, 2007

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BP Pleads Guilty

11-29-07 by simpson BP pleaded guilty today to failing to prevent a huge spill in America’s largest oil field on Alaska’s North Slope.  Bumbling Petroleum has agreed to a fine of $20 million for one violation of the Clean Water Act. The 200,000-gallon spill was caused by  reckless cost-cutting that led to a failure to […]

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More Chevron Downside

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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More Chevron Downside

11-28-07 by dugan     Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez’s campaign to win Latin American hearts and minds has developed a new twist that should set hearts aflutter (not in a good way) at Chevron’s investor relations department. BBC reporter Greg Palast‘s investigative documentary on Ecuadoran peasants’ multibillion-dollar pollution lawsuit against Chevron aired tonight. Palast notes […]

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No Room for Denial

Saturday, November 17, 2007

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No Room for Denial

11-17-07 by dugan     Some disasters seem just too enormous to grasp. Every version of the U.N. climate change report is more dire and more certain about the effects of climate change. The final report, released Friday (N.Y. Times, L.A. Times), begs for help protecting the poor nations most at risk from flooding, drought […]

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The 'Dictator Penalty'

Friday, November 16, 2007

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The 'Dictator Penalty'

11-16-07 by dugan   Bought any of that Chevron gasoline currently averaging more than $3.40 a gallon in California? A few pennies of that will now go to pay Chevron’s $30 million settlement of a federal charge involving huge illegal kickbacks to Saddam Hussein’s government in 2001-2002. You remember, the old Axis of Evil days? […]

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