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TransCanada blinks, wants to suspend Keystone XL permit

By RL Miller This just in, from the Wall Street Journal: “The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline on Monday asked to suspend its U.S. permit application, throwing the politically fraught project into an indefinite state of limbo, beyond the 2016 U.S. elections.” Earlier today at the White House press briefing, spokesperson Josh Earnest stated […]

November 2nd

How oil production creates earthquakes

By Jeremy Bloom Denial is a funny thing. It’s particularly funny watching as the story moves from “Oil production and fracking can’t possibly be creating earthquakes in Oklahoma” to “Okay, there’s evidence but it’s not proven” to “Okay, it’s proven but we’re still not going to do anything about it.” In the case of the […]

September 29th

Hillary breaks with Obama by opposing Arctic drilling

By Jeremy Bloom In general, Hillary’s stand on clean energy has been great. And now she’s broken with one of the worst aspects of Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, and said right out that Arctic drilling is a bad idea. The Arctic is a unique treasure. Given what we know, it's not worth the risk of drilling. […]

August 20th

You won’t believe how much big oil spends on lobbying (to get billions in subsidies)

A new chart released by Stop Fooling California reveals that the oil industry, including the Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron, BP and other oil companies, spent $56.63 million on lobbying at the State Capitol in the five years from 2009 through 2013.  “It’s enough to spend $471,000 on each California Senator and Assemblymember,” according tohttp://www.stopfoolingca.org, […]

April 2nd