Tag Archives: Oil Drilling

Jim Hightower : British Petroleum as Global Corporate Criminal

British Petroleum: the many faces of corporate crime. Photo from BP 50 years in Pictures / TLAXCALA.British Petroleum:Recidivist corporate criminal By Jim Hightower / June 18, 2010 Gosh, how quickly things turn. One day, you’re a strutting peacock — the … finish reading Jim Hightower : British Petroleum as Global Corporate Criminal

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View From Texas Coast : Stop the Drilling Now

In better days: Brown Pelican off the Texas Coast. Photo from Amber Coakley / Birders Lounge.BP oil disaster demonstratesNeed to end offshore drilling …our love for the abundant life [on the Gulf Coast] is so woven into our lives that … finish reading View From Texas Coast : Stop the Drilling Now

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From the Massey Blast to the BP Spill : Fossil Fuels are Killing Us

Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning before sinking into the Gulf of Mexico. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy / Leonard Doyle / Flickr.Global response emerging:Fossil fuels are killing us By Alex Knight / The Rag Blog / May 11, 2010 … finish reading From the Massey Blast to the BP Spill : Fossil Fuels are Killing Us

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Whores in Washington; Blowout in the Gulf

“Whore of Babylon.” Pen and watercolour over pencil. By William Blake (1809) / British Museum.Blow jobs in DC; Blowout in the Gulf By Rabbi Arthur Waskow / The Rag Blog / May 10, 2010 You think that subject line above … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Whores in Washington; Blowout in the Gulf

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Ray Reece : Where’s the Outrage?

A dead Portuguese man-of-war floats on rust-colored oil off the Louisiana coast on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Photo by Eric Gay / AP.Where’s the outrage?Just more ‘Happy Motoring’ Given the other threats currently menacing planet Earth and its so-called civilization, … finish reading Ray Reece : Where’s the Outrage?

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Energy Drain : Peak Oil and the Big Spill

Drill, baby, drill:Time to get serious about energy policy By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / April 3, 2010 Yesterday, President Obama went to Louisiana and met with officials there concerning the growing disaster caused by the explosion of … finish reading Energy Drain : Peak Oil and the Big Spill

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The Case for Corporate Accountability: Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria

Now at last it’s time for Shell to atone for my father’s death The son of the executed activist faces the oil giant in a human rights trial this week. He seeks understanding rather than retribution. By Ken Saro-Wiwa Jnr … finish reading The Case for Corporate Accountability: Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria

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Cuba: New Petroleum Player on the Field

A worker walks at an oil rig in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters20bn barrel oil discovery puts Cuba in the big leagueBy Rory Carroll / October 18, 2008 • Self-reliance beckons for communist state• Estimate means reserves are … finish reading Cuba: New Petroleum Player on the Field

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Weasels in Congress Plan to Allow Offshore Drilling

Senate Democrats to push bipartisan drilling billBy Mary Clare Jalonick / September 4, 2008 Democratic leaders in the Senate plan to push a bipartisan energy proposal that would allow for some expansion of offshore drilling when Congress returns next week … finish reading Weasels in Congress Plan to Allow Offshore Drilling

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Drawn and Quartered

The Rag Blog / Posted August 24, 2008

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Oil Drilling, the New ‘Clean’ Energy?

The New York Sun ran this idyllic graphic with its op-ed by Texas state Rep. Myra Crownover, who also owns a drilling company. Texas state Rep. Myra Crownover — who owns an oil drilling company — asserts that ‘oil drilling … finish reading Oil Drilling, the New ‘Clean’ Energy?

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