Archive | March, 2010

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‘Drill, Baby’ Doesn’t Cut Oil Price

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31. March 2010

‘Drill, Baby’ Doesn’t Cut Oil Price

3-31-10 by dugan   After President Obama announced Wendnesday that he’s opening large swath of U.S. coastline to oil and gas drilling, and the government announced that domestic oil supplies had risen, the price of oil went… UP. That’s pretty much proof positive that the price of oil is all about financial speculation, and not […]

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‘Clean’ Coal PR, Dirty Reality

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29. March 2010

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3-29-10 by dugan Just as the oxymoronic American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity launched a new campaign telling us that coal is sooo much cheaper than natural gas (coal’s chief, and cleaner, competitor), the admirable Center for Investigative Reporting announced its new documentary, "Dirty Business," showing us exactly why "clean coal" isn’t. The ad campaign […]

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Blaming Big Oil

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15. March 2010

Blaming Big Oil

Blaming Big Oil Critics see price-gouging as refinery capacity is cut; the industry says it’s just business. By Editorial, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES March 15, 2010 A few years ago, when SUVs still ruled American roads and gasoline prices were skyrocketing, consumers and politicians howled that oil companies were guilty of price-gouging because they refused […]

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Oil Co’s Look At Refinery Cuts

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10. March 2010

Oil Co’s Look At Refinery Cuts

Oil Companies Look At Permanent Refinery Cutbacks The response to slumping gasoline use would likely mean higher prices for drivers. Consumer advocates want regulators to examine the firms’ plans. By Ronald D. White, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES March 10, 2010 Some of the nation’s biggest oil companies are looking at permanently reducing how much gasoline […]

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Run From Guys With Clipboards

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5. March 2010

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Run From Guys With Clipboards

3-5-10 by dugan   I guess its’s fitting that it took a New York newspaper to inform Californians that a couple of giant Texas oil refining companies are bankrolling a ballot initiative to kill the state’s popular climate change/green energy law. The whole saga is much like Oklahoma oilman T. Boone Pickens’ failed effort in […]

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Sympathetic Hired Guns

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2. March 2010

Sympathetic Hired Guns

3-2-10 by dugan   While the end game on health care legislation sucks up the available news space, proposals to curb greenhouse gas emissions are being picked to shreds by power companies, coal companies, oil interests, large agribusiness and… senior citizens? The first member group that pops up on the website of Energy Citizens, an […]

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