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Oil Prices: Gouge Us Baby One More Time
Gas prices have been edging up since February, reaching $4 a gallon this Easter, and Republicans are gearing up to make a stink about it. To blame Democrats, that is, for setting things up this way. Blaming green energy initiatives for driving up prices, House Republicans are planning to hold...
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Halliburton Rakes It In While Asking, What Oil Spill?
Good news, planet plunderers and blood profiteers: Despite its part in the Gulf oil debacle, Halliburton reported record first quarter earnings of $5.3 billion, profits that nearly doubled, and a higher-than-usual share of Gulf oil contracts. Company officials attribute their "robust outlook" to...
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Power Shift 2011: Who Is Listening?
On April 15 - 18, in Washington, D.C., over 10,000 young people – and the young at heart, gathered in our nation’s capital in an effort to amplify the voices of reason concerning the downward spiral of government and its intimate relationship with the fossil fuel industry. It was a beautiful event...
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Live Sicker, Die Younger
As Democrats inexplicably fail to generate the requisite outrage at GOP plans to cut Medicare - and give more money to rich people who don't need it - the advocacy group Americans United for Change has begun an ad campaign blasting Paul Ryan and his mean-spirited cohorts, with a grandmotherly voice...
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Surprise, Surprise! Iraq War Was About Oil
Afghanistan may be the graveyard of empires, but Iraq is home to a graveyard sense of humor. Iraqis wonder aloud whether the U.S. and Britain would have invaded Iraq if its main export had been cabbages instead of oil. However obvious the answer, a remarkable array of American pundits and pseudo-...
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On Art and Money and Their Oil-Slicked Connections
British environmental protesters marked the anniversary of B.P.'s oil catastrophe with an oil-slicked activist curled up on the floor of the Tate Museum's classical sculpture exhibit for 87 minutes - one for each day the oil poured into the Gulf. The action came with an open letter and petition...
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One Year After BP Oil Spill: Communities Lead While Congress Fails
One year ago today, British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling unit exploded in the Gulf of Mexico — a catastrophe that most Americans will never forget. 11 people lost their lives. According to Good , roughly 5 million barrels of oil gushed uncontrollably into the Gulf – eventually...
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On BP And An Entirely Reasonable Anger
A year after the B.P oil catastrophe - a year in which Congress considered over 150 bills to make oil and gas drilling safer but didn't pass any - B.P. has begun giving money again to John Boehner and other Republican leaders. Gee, we wonder what they want. If you're not angry yet, here's 10...
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3,200 Gulf Wells Unplugged, Unprotected
More than 3,200 oil and gas wells classified as active lie abandoned beneath the Gulf of Mexico, with no cement plugging to help prevent leaks that could threaten the same waters fouled by last year's BP spill, The Associated Press has learned. These wells likely pose an even greater environmental...
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Power Shift vs. The Powers That Be
More than 10,000 people converged in Washington, D.C., this past week to discuss, organize, mobilize and protest around the issue of climate change. While tax day tea party gatherings of a few hundred scattered around the country made the news, this massive gathering, Power Shift 2011, was largely...
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