Category: Oil and Gas

Ohio House debates renewable energy and misinformation abounds

The Ohio House of Representatives just debated and passed another bill to rollback the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard. Proponents of the bill – HB 114 – engaged in misleading...

/ March 31, 2017

Chairman of Ohio House Public Utilities Committee owned Duke Energy and Spectra Energy stocks

Representative Bill Seitz owned Duke Energy and Spectra Energy stocks while he led efforts to rollback Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards during his previous stint in the Ohio Senate. Rep....

/ March 29, 2017

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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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

Americans For Prosperity Leads Fossil Fuel Front Group Push for Crude Oil Exports, Anti-Renewables Lobbying

The fossil fuel-funded Americans for Prosperity wrote a coalition to Congress signed by 21 front groups calling for the elimination of the oil export ban.

/ November 4, 2015