Big Oil

In the House of Representatives, every day is Vote Against the Environment Day. A new report by representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) found that in the last 18 months, the House has passed anti-environmental legislation 247 times, one for every day the House was in session. Hey, at least they're consistent, right?  Waxman and Markey's report (you can read the […]

Not that we were expecting better, but BP is using the court system to harass two scientists who have been studying BP's massively destructive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Richard Camilli and Christopher Reddy, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, volunteered after the spill to use robots to help determine how much oil was being spilled.  After giving […]

Your weekly news roundup on everything environment   Vermont Becomes First U.S. State to Ban Fracking Vermont became the first state to ban fracking when Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) signed into law the nation’s first ban on hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — a natural gas drilling technique that involves blasting chemical-laced water deep into the ground to split rock apart and […]

Your weekly news roundup on everything environmentSenate Blocks Ending Tax Subsidies to Big OilThe Senate failed to end tax subsidies for big oil last week in a mostly partisan vote, with four Democrats joining 43 Republicans to filibuster the bill. The only two Republicans to break ranks were Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME).The bill, sponsored by Senator […]