Category: Oil and Gas

Neil Chatterjee: Trump’s FERC pick is a rubber stamp for fossil fuel and utility interests

President Trump will soon nominate Neil Chatterjee to fill one of the three open seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), according to media reports. A coalition of 135 environmental groups is lining up to oppose Trump’s FERC nominees....

/ March 22, 2017
Chevron's oil refinery in Richmond, CA

California Democrats who got big gifts from Oil Industry gave big gifts back

California Democrats who voted for oil interests the most received 2.5 times more than other CA Democrats in gifts from the oil industry from 2012 to 2016, according to a new analysis of financial disclosures.

/ March 8, 2017

Under Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil lobbied against carbon tax bills

Rex Tillerson claimed to support a carbon tax while CEO of ExxonMobil, but under his watch last year the oil and gas company lobbied against two pioneering carbon tax bills in Massachusetts, and it has long funded opponents of carbon...

/ January 26, 2017

Jay Clayton, the SEC, and climate change disclosure

What does Donald Trump’s plan to nominate Jay Clayton as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mean for the future of corporate climate change disclosure? The election of Donald Trump has created real uncertainty about the direction the...

/ January 5, 2017

Donald Trump Has Nominated Oklahoma AG Pruitt, ALEC and Fossil Fuel Industry Ally, To Lead EPA

"We have an EPA that is engaged in rulemaking, proposed rulemaking, that seeks to exert itself in a way that the statute doesn’t authorize at all."

/ December 8, 2016
An invitation to the California Independent Petroleum Association's dinner for freshmen legislators from CIPA

California’s newest legislators have first chance to cozy up to Big Oil on Sunday night

California’s Big Oil industry, led by CIPA, is hosting a dinner this Sunday night exclusively for the state’s newly elected freshmen legislators.

/ December 2, 2016

Roy Spencer, Climate Skeptic, wants RICO Investigation of Environmentalists

Roy Spencer has a career filled with outrageous statements.

/ November 9, 2015