August 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Fossil fuel companies are using the same tactics as the tobacco industry once used to keep from losing their massive, incomprehensible profits -- lies, lies, and more lies. Their lying is even going beyond words and statistics and are whole processes. This is known as astroturfing. For example, what seems to be an oil industry employee and Republican, as the title says, is creating tons of fake twitter accounts (something too easy to do) to make it look like there's broad citizen support for the horrible tar sands oil pipeline project, the Keystone XL pipeline, that is on the line right now
May 6th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Continuing on with our series on 350.org's The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn't Speak for Me campaign, let's take a quick look at some ties between the Chamber and the oil industry.
As you may have heard, and 350.org recently noted, large oil companies are having a ball, raking in billions and billions of dollars in profit (that's right, not revenue but profit) while the U.S. economy suffers:
"Exxon Mobil nabbed $10.7bn; Shell pulled in $6.9bn; Chevron, $4.5bn; and last but not least, BP, after accounting for oil spill losses still made out with $7.1bn."
April 20th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
On the anniversary of the BP oil spill, I thought I'd do another piece on some recent oil industry news. While the U.S. is struggling to decrease its debt in the midst of efforts to get the economy rolling string again, it seems there is still millions if not billions of dollars in oil and gas company income owed to the nation that is not being collected. Confused
April 27th, 2010 | by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
Louisiana’s oil spill is releasing 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, sure to threaten wildlife and
August 20th, 2009 | by Zachary Shahan
[social_buttons] We can’t expect much from the oil industry, but Greenpeace’s newest finding is as ugly as it gets
September 18th, 2008 | by Jerry James Stone
After much arm wrestling, the Senate came to an agreement on energy tax breaks which are set to expire later