You may well ask why PlanetSave, a blog usually dedicated to positive developments and actions to save the earth, is reporting news about ExxonMobil and a Russian arctic oil well. … [Read full article]
"Clean Gas" More Dangerous Than Coal, Industry Expert Tells TV
US “clean gas” wells in operation (Irekia-Eusko Jaurlaritza in blogs.lse.ac.uk) Turns out that just about everyone (including President Obama) has been hugely underestimating the methane pollution levels of so-called “clean … [Read full article]
Who Are the Worst Air Polluters in the U.S.? The 'Toxic 100' List Announced
We know they’re out there, silently and ceaselessly dumping and pumping toxins into our air, water, and land. Still, it’s hard for the average citizen to keep track of … [Read full article]
Fossil Fuels & Global Warming Lead to Truly Extreme Weather
This was recently reposted over on CleanTechnica, from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), but I thought it made for a great Planetsave repost as well. It was written by SACE … [Read full article]
ExxonMobil Gets Record €3.3-Million Penalty for Not Reporting CO2 from Scottish Plant
ExxonMobil either slipped up big time recently by not reporting approximately 30,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its Scottish Fife Ethylene Plant. As a result, the oil giant has … [Read full article]
Big Oil: Tens of Billions in Cash Reserves but Opposing Fair Tax System
On September 19 President Barack Obama announced his plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years, including raising $1.5 trillion by closing special interest loopholes and other revenue raisers. This includes eliminating $41 billion in tax loopholes for the oil and gas industry (p. 63) over the next decade.
Oil Companies & U.S. Chamber of Commerce — One & the Same?
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.”
Environmental, Global Warming, and Animal News
Some of the top climate change and environmental stories of the last day or so: Climate Science Graph of the Day: Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Changes Good info and graphs on … [Read full article]
'Financial Kingpin' Trying to Undermine Climate Change Science Exposed by Greenpeace
The “largest corporation you’ve never heard of” — the first or second largest corporation in the US — is the leading source of funds for anti-climate science efforts. [social_buttons] It’s … [Read full article]
Greenpeace Exposes Oil Industry's Really Dirty Face
[social_buttons] We can’t expect much from the oil industry, but Greenpeace’s newest finding is as ugly as it gets.