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The likely targets of a climate boycott   |   April 11, 2014
Writing in The Guardian this week about the urgency of stopping climate change, retired Anglican bishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu of South Africa called for a...

 

Fossil fuel co. CEO: Fracking now, fracking tomorrow...   |   February 25, 2014
By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams Despite reports of a "shale bubble" as well as climate, public health and water consumption concerns associated with fracking, Ryan...

 

Louisiana coastal damages lawsuit provokes wrath of Big Oil's political friends   |   August 8, 2013
After the Hurricane Katrina disaster drew scrutiny to Louisiana's flood-control efforts, voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution in 2006 to allow...

 

Fresh scrutiny of Stand Your Ground laws after acquittal in Trayvon Martin killing   |   July 15, 2013
In the wake of last year's shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, attention turned to the American...

 

NC renewable energy repeal advanced by committee despite losing vote   |   May 8, 2013
Last week North Carolina's Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill to repeal the state's renewable energy standard in a controversial voice vote where the outcome was...

 

NC attorney general asked to probe possible fracking conflicts of interest in state government   |   April 5, 2013
An environmental watchdog group opposed to fracking has called on the North Carolina attorney general to investigate apparent financial conflicts of interest and what it calls a...

 

Oil, coal spills contaminate Louisiana in Isaac's wake   |   September 4, 2012
As the recovery continues from last week's Hurricane Isaac, details are emerging about oil spills and other toxic pollution left behind in the storm's wake. Staff with...

 

UT-Austin appoints gas industry insider to lead probe into fracking study conflicts   |   August 14, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin recently came under fire for releasing a study of groundwater contamination from fracking that it promoted as independent of industry when the...

 

Study that downplayed fracking risks was led by gas industry insider   |   August 1, 2012
Earlier this year, the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin released a study of fracking with great fanfare, promoting the research as peer-reviewed science...

 

Lawsuit blames BP's Gulf pollution for divers' injuries, suicides   |   May 7, 2012
A commercial diver who worked in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP disaster has filed a lawsuit blaming his serious health problems -- and his colleagues' suicides -- on the...

 

U.S. oil companies, security contractors look to Libya   |   October 24, 2011
With Col. Muammar Gaddafi dead and the future of Libya's government uncertain, U.S. businesses are looking to the oil-rich North African nation for opportunity. Among the...

 

VOICES: Solyndra's fossil fuel cousins   |   September 23, 2011
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest Republicans show no signs of relenting in their effort to exploit the bankruptcy filing of federally-backed solar equipment company Solyndra...

 

Landrieu opposes Obama jobs plan over ending oil-industry tax breaks   |   September 16, 2011
President Obama unveiled his $447 billion jobs plan last week during an address to a joint session of Congress, calling on members to pass the plan "right away." The...