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Correction to Chevron Tax Post

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Uncategorized on 18th March, 2011 | No Comments

A blog briefly appeared here today which incorrectly reported Chevron’s 2010 federal income taxes to be $13,000. The blog was based on an ERROR in Chevron’s 10K SEC report. While numerous studies have clearly documented for years that the majority of U.S. corporations pay NO income taxes (see this often-cited GAO study from 2008 reported »

Save Wild and Sacred Australia from Big Oil

Posted by admin in Big Oil, Chevron Actions, True Cost of Chevron Network, Uncategorized on 17th March, 2011 | No Comments

chevron.australiaGuest Blog from True Cost of Chevron Network Member Teri Shore, Program Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network Please help our allies in Australia in their struggle against Chevron! Chevron is part of a consortium, including BP, Shell, BHP Billiton and Woodside Petroleum that has joined forces to push a new natural gas refining facility along »

U.S. District Judge’s Shocking Decision Grants Chevron an Injunction

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Chevron Actions, True Cost of Chevron Network, Uncategorized on 10th March, 2011 | No Comments

true-cost-of-chevron-ads-1In a ruling that shocked human rights and environmental justice advocates the world over, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan granted Chevron an injunction on Monday preventing native Ecuadoreans from collecting $18.2 billion for oil contamination caused by the company in the Amazon. Our Allies with the Amazon Defense Coalition had this powerful statement to share in response to the judge’s ruling:

What’s Driving High Oil & Gas Prices?

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, True Cost of Chevron Network on 1st March, 2011 | 1 Comment

'Liberated' Eastern Libya Adjusts To Life Without Gaddafi RuleIt is speculators and Big Oil — not a lack of oil and gas supply in today’s market — driving high oil and gasoline prices. Listen to my interview today on WBEZ’s (Chicago NPR) Worldview radio program to learn more about rising oil and gasoline prices, turmoil in the Middle East, speculators, Big Oil, and »

Courts Find Chevron Guilty, Now It’s Time For Chevron To Pay Up

Posted by Tex Dworkin in Big Oil, Chevron Actions, True Cost of Chevron Network on 14th February, 2011 | 1 Comment

true-cost-of-chevron-ads-1Today marks the day when a historic verdict was passed down by the Ecuador court against Chevron. Find out why this ruling is unprecedented.

Victory: Chevron Announces Plans to Withdraw from Coal Operations By Year’s End!

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Chevron Actions, True Cost of Chevron Network on 2nd February, 2011 | No Comments

chevron_ad_wyomingIn the world of organizing against Big Oil, victories often seem far too rare. Thus, when they do occur, we must mark them, celebrate them, and ensure that they stick.

Unique Gift Helps End Dirty Energy

Posted by Tex Dworkin in Resources on 9th December, 2010 | No Comments

dirtyenergyMonths ago, with the holidays on the horizon, a team of us here at Global Exchange had a brainstorming session focused on our gift memberships. Our goal: figure out a way to offer new Global Exchange members this holiday season a little something extra beyond the standard membership benefits, in exchange for their support. Here’s what we came up with for those who want to help end dirty energy:

Victory Against Chevron in Texas!

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Uncategorized on 22nd November, 2010 | No Comments

enviromental-group-leadersThis past May Luke Metzger, Director of Environment Texas, outlined in the Energy Program’s 2010 True Cost of Chevron Alternative Annual Report the lawsuit his organization initiated against Chevron for its repeated violations of the Clear Air Act. Less than 15 months later, Environment Texas has declared victory against one of the largest oil companies in the world.

California Defends Its Future Against Designs of Oil Industry

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Big Oil, Featured on 3rd November, 2010 | No Comments

Stop Texas OilOn November 2, California voters sent the oil industry running with its tail between its legs in a decisive 60-40 vote against Prop 23, a ballot initiative that would have undermined the state’s environmental standards and renewable energy job markets. The Energy Program at Global Exchange would like to thank and congratulate everyone who contributed to this tremendous victory.

Is Big Oil Co-Opting Our Universities?

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Uncategorized on 16th October, 2010 | No Comments

Big Oil Spreads Its Tentacles  On October 14, the Center for American Progress published a disconcerting report  on the oil industry’s influence over our universities.  Titled “Big Oil Goes to College”, the report analyzes 10 research collaboration contracts between major oil companies and universities.  Author Jennifer Washburn highlights the following: In nine of the 10 energy-research agreements we analyzed, the »

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