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Oil vs. Water: You Choose

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28. December 2009

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Oil vs. Water: You Choose

If you had to choose between oil and water, one or the other, which would you choose? Living without oil or natural gas wouldn’t be fun, but you wouldn’t live at all without drinkable water. Which raises another question: Why is Exxon’s huge bet on natural gas drilling that may widely contaminate U.S. drinking water [...]

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Oil Lobby Loves Photoshop

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10. December 2009

Oil Lobby Loves Photoshop

It’s a cheap shot, but I’m never above making the oil lobby look phony and stupid. Thanks to TPM for posting a photo from an American Petroleum Institute pamphlet that appears to show a (slightly) racially diverse group of industry employees. Except… 1. It’s a stock photo of some random group. 2. The race of [...]

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Sen. Byrd whacks Big Coal

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8. December 2009

Sen. Byrd whacks Big Coal

12-8-09 by dugan On the other fossil fuel front, Sen. Robert Byrd, the coal industry’s best ally in Washington for decades, is standing up against its current scare campaign in West Virginia, and its demand to continue "mountaintop removal" mining. The EPA has held up new permits for this destructive and polluting form of coal [...]

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