Big Oil

Nika Knight, staff writer
An oil refinery in Washington state.
In an unprecedented gesture hailed by environmentalists, Washington's Whatcom County enacted an emergency 60-day moratorium on fossil fuel exports late Wednesday. "Tonight, our county council sent a powerful message that Whatcom County won't be a waystation for pipelines and deadly coal and oil trains." —Matt Krogh, Stand Environmentalists and...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
As Bill McKibben observed, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse are "not easily spooked" by Big Oil. (Photo: Edward Kimmel/cc/flickr)
Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) have a...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Colorado has 73,000 wells with tens of thousands more planned for drilling. (Image: Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission)
The government of Colorado has so far managed to quash efforts to halt the...


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