Big Oil

Nationwide Coalition Pushes Back as Thousands declare “Exxon Can’t Silence Us” Lashing out at their critics, ExxonMobil has threatened Comcast with a cease-and-desist demand to silence a cutting edge ad targeting fossil fuel subsidies. The ad was set to air on Fox News in Houston during Tuesday night’s State Of The Union coverage. The hard-hitting ad, “Exxon Hates Your Children,” which has been […]

We're excited to announce that our Exxon Hates Your Children advertisement, which has already been seen almost 150,000 times on YouTube as well as in DC, New York and Denver, will now be going straight to the “belly of the beast” during primetime coverage of tomorrow's State of the Union address on Fox News. The ad, which was called "genius" by, is […]

In a move sure to surprise their viewers, the hard-hitting “Exxon Hates Your Children” advertisement will be airing in Houston,and Denver on the  Fox News Channel this Tuesday evening during State of the Union primetime coverage. “We could not be happier that Fox News is willing to risk angering their own right-wing viewer base to tell the truth: Exxon is using […]

Earlier this month, we launched an action calling on the President to drop his support for his so-called "all of the above" energy policy and to instead use the first State of the Union address of his second term to lay out a clear plan to stop global warming. Since then, President Obama said some pretty momentous things about climate change in […]

Countering a multi-million dollar onslaught of advertising by the oil industry in defense of its subsidies, three progressive organizations re-launched today.  The provocative campaign consists of a web site and a TV ad that will is crowd funded by supporters online.  Check out the ad, and sign your support online here.Having now surpassed $12,500 in funds raised in mostly small […]

For the sake of the Arctic, I wish I were making this up, but it's true: last week Shell oil's drilling platform ran aground in Alaska — AGAIN. This latest blunder underscores the fact that Shell and the other Big Oil companies are utterly unprepared to drill in the dangerous climate of the Arctic, and that drilling is likely to cause massive […]

Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Arctic Sea Ice Levels to Break Record Within Days Over the weekend, Arctic sea ice is set to reach a new record low since data collection began in 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).  Often called the world’s air conditioner, the amount of sea ice in the Arctic is important because […]

The good news — Shell's problems getting an old icebreaking barge past federal safety inspectors might delay the start of its Arctic drilling operation.  The bad news — Shell will most likely overcome the inspection issues and start drilling in the Arctic, leading eventually to more global warming, the loss of more sea ice, rising sea levels, more and more dangerous […]

Subsidies to Big Oil: $41 Billion Finding a boss who also doesn't believe in global warming either: priceless.Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, is making a lot of headlines for his boyish charm and conservative budget ideas.  But here's the thing – Paul Ryan's budget ideas aren't just conservative, they're a give-away to the biggest and most profitable oil companies in […]