Browsing the "oil industry" Tag

Republican Swarms Twitter with Fake Accounts to Promote Tar Sands Pipeline (+ Top Activism Stories)

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

Oil Companies & U.S. Chamber of Commerce — One & the Same?

May 6th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Continuing on with our series on'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 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."

Big Oil & Gas Not Paying Millions or Even Billions for the Land They Lease

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

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