What Exxon Knew

Newly released documents show that scientists at Exxon Oil Corporation conducted research on climate change and the greenhouse effect in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their conclusions were in accord with mainstream scientific groups in academia, NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Energy, showing that global warming posed a serious problem, with potential “catastrophic…

The history of Offshore drilling

Developing crude oil is extremely hazardous in the Arctic, because of strong ocean currents, severe storms and floating ice. (2014 report) http://www.climatecentral.org/news/melting-sea-ice-makes-arctic-drilling-a-risky-business-17018 Offshore drilling https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offshore_drilling Seabed gouging by ice, Oil and gas developments in Arctic waters must address environmental concerns through proper contingency plans. Large parts of the Arctic are covered with ice. During the…

Big Oil’s Big Lies About Alternative Energy

As President Obama calls for greater investments in alternatives, the biggest energy companies are doubling down on riskier, more destructive oil sources By Antonia Juhasz June 25, 2013: Since the Gulf oil disaster in 2010, BP has spent hundreds of millions of ad dollars to cleanse its image as a dirty-energy giant. In the company’s…

Unreliable Sources: How the Media Help the Kochs and ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

By Elliott Negin / Huffington Post: This six-part series, “Unreliable Sources: How the Media Help the Kochs and ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation,” documents that the press routinely cites climate contrarian think tanks without reporting their ties to the fossil fuel industry. Part 1: A Glaring Lapse in Climate and Energy Coverage One of my morning rituals is…

Exxon – Energy Everywhere

America’s oil industry is terribly misunderstood. When a lot of people hear “364 pipeline spills in 2012” they think it’s a big mess, like a nearly realized advent calendar of crap. What they fail to see is a revolutionary energy distribution system about to achieve NATIONWIDE COVERAGE. And remember, that’s not just gas or oil…