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If you’re like us, by this point in the Keystone XL saga you probably feel like you are listening to a broken record when it comes to Big Oil’s talking points . With each passing milestone along ...
|Fossil fuel subsidies value increased by 45% under Obama's “All of the Above” energy policy
Oil Change International has released a new report today that exposes some shocking figures with respect to the rise in value of US fossil fuel subsidies in recent years, amidst the oil and gas boom ...
|Exxon Hates America
We at Oil Change International are excited to have teamed up with The Other 98% and Environmental Action to launch a blistering new ad that targets Exxon and the $20 billion per year in taxpayer ...
|CA Senate Approps passes fracking moratorium despite Big Oil dollars
Today, the California Senate Appropriations Committee approved, in a vote of 4-2, a bill to place a moratorium on fracking in the state (SB1132). The bill now moves to a vote on the Senate floor. ...
|Keystone XL announcement met with predictable oily response
The State Department announced a delay in their Keystone XL review process today, as they wade through 2.5 million public comments, as well as work to get a handle on the fact that thanks to a ...
|New spoof of GOP "hipster" All of the Above ad
You may have seen the latest effort to push an All of the Above energy to a younger generation, this time by the GOP (but of course, they’re not the first to do so…ahem, President Obama…). ...
|VIDEO: Frackwater, The latest fragrance from Jerry Brown
Remember that Stetson ad from the early 2000s with a hunky Matthew McConaughey? You know, the one where he's deftly jumping over fences and seducing a woman in a field full of horses? Well, today ...
|New Report Outlines Climate Costs of Relaxing Crude Oil Export Regulations
There's been a lot of talk lately about the crude oil export ban -- a regulation on exports of crude (as opposed to refined) oil that the oil industry hates. They've recently started a campaign, it ...
|What gives me hope in the face of the huge climate challenge
I was invited to speak tonight via Skype at the introduction to a movie screening benefiting the West Kootenay EcoSociety in Nelson, British Columbia. They had asked me to talk about what inspires ...
|State of our climate: Obama can't have it both ways
"Climate change is a fact. And when our children's children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to ...
|Drought emergency in California raises stakes on fracking fight
Today, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the State of California. While the details of what this declaration will entail for state water policy remain murky, one thing that ...
|Jerry's choice: drive into the future, or cling to the past
Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the future. Well, not really, but it sure felt like it. I got to visit the Tesla Motors factory, in Fremont, California. It was my first up close ...
|Time to #UnFrackCal
Last night, dozens of concerned Californians descended on the Oakland convention center for a "scoping meeting" regarding the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources "environmental ...
|McCutcheon v. FEC - Citizens United 2, now featuring coal money!
As if Washington weren't dysfunctional enough, coming next week is a court case that could open up even more opportunities for Big Oil and other big money interests to buy our representatives. ...
|About this idea for the RNC to pay to open WWII memorial...
I originally posted this as a Facebook wall post, but thought I'd post it here... Ok, forgive me as I rant for a second (warning, expletives ahead...I just can't help it). I have tried so hard not ...
|The hard truth about All of the Above energy
In the opening of President Obama’s June 25th remarks on climate change at Georgetown University, he said to the younger audience members in the crowd: “It was important for me to speak directly ...
|Massive protest at California Chevron refinery a show of movement strength
This weekend, Oil Change International’s newest campaigner and I joined dozens of dedicated community leaders, climate movement allies and friends, and a couple thousand new friends in a march to ...
|TransCanada’s distorted “view of the facts” on Keystone XL
Last week, as part of their continued lobbying for the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada sent a letter to the State Department outlining “its view of the facts as they pertain to the Project’s ...
|New report exposes billions in fossil fuel handouts
Today Oil Change International has released a new report with Earth Track that exposes some $4 billion per year in new fossil fuel subsidies which have gone unaccounted for in previous estimates. ...
|The State Department's analysis of the oil market and KXL is outdated
A new report out today from Oil Change International exposes an important truth in the Keystone XL: the State Department's analysis relies on an out-of-date understanding of a rapidly shifting North ...
|Infographic: Piling up Keystone XL's petcoke
In the President’s recent speech on climate change, he said “our national interest will be served only if [Keystone XL] does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution.” ...
|Detroit’s petcoke pile helps a struggling coal plant stay in business
A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times shone a front page light on a huge pile of petroleum coke (aka “petcoke”) along the banks of the Detroit River. Calling it the “the unloved, unwanted ...
|New White House policy admits social cost of carbon higher than they thought
News has been slowly percolating up this week about a little-noticed shift in Obama administration policy that -- if the administration is serious about avoiding the costliest impacts of climate ...
|Did Big Oil write the State Department's Keystone XL analysis?
A few weeks back, Ross Hammond from Friends of the Earth, wrote a diary about the various ways in which the State Department's analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline may have been influenced by Big ...
|The Kochs are dumping petcoke on Detroit and it needs to stop.
A few months back, Oil Change International raised some noise about a dirty byproduct of tar sands refining, called petroleum coke...or "petcoke". This stuff is the dirtiest of the dirty -- burnt ...
|Supporters of Keystone XL in today's House vote received 6 times more oil money than opponents
Every time the Congress votes to support fossil fuel industry interests, like the Keystone XL pipeline, I do an analysis to see what sort of support those voting in favor receive from dirty energy ...
|Dirty energy money backs boycott of Senate EPA nomination vote
Today the 8 Republican Senators in the Environment and Public Works Committee boycotted a planned vote on the nomination of extremely-qualified Gina McCarthy to serve as the new EPA Administrator......
|Bringing tar sand spills right to State Department staffers
Yesterday, Oil Change International , SumOfUs , and Environmental Action teamed up to place a series of hard-hitting ads essentially taking over the Foggy Bottom metro station in Washington DC. ...
|House Committee pro-KeystoneXL Reps received 6X more Big Oil cash than counterparts
Today in Big Oil’s grip on Congress…we saw a vote in the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee regarding Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska’s “H.R.3“, which is a bill that ...
|Keystone XL: a pipeline THROUGH the US, not to it
This is my first post to Daily Kos and I couldn't be more delighted to be participating in the NoKXL blogathon. I'm David Turnbull, Campaigns Director at Oil Change International , campaigning with ...
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