Fossil Fuels

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"Would you believe that Congress is still shoveling billions into the pockets of oil, gas and coal interests, ensuring that these companies remain some of the most under-taxed in our entire economy?" asks Friends of the Earth president Erich Pica. (Photo: Reto Fetz/cc/flickr)
Despite the clear need to move away from a fossil fuel-based energy system, U.S. taxpayers continue to line the pockets of oil, gas, and coal companies with subsidies and tax giveaways projected to cost more than $135 billion over the next decade. In a bid to stem what they call "polluter welfare," Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas lined with tar sands oil after the March 2013 rupture of the Pegasus pipeline. (Photo: Remember Mayflower Coalition/ Facebook)
Two years after a ruptured pipeline poured 134,000 gallons of tar sands oil...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Calling 2015 a "critical year for humanity" and setting out what must be...

Further

The over-reaching, over-regulating, money-grubbing feds at OSHA have fined Freedom Industries an exorbitant $11,000 for last January's massive spill of coal cleaning chemicals that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe water, one in five people with health problems and local businesses down about $61 million. Oh yes, and the "clean-up" site is still leaking - twice last month - but Freedom, which has conveniently declared "bankruptcy," says it's only because of "heavy rain" and who could've...