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Deep Water Drilling Ban Lifted

Posted by Tex Dworkin in Big Oil on 12th October, 2010 | No Comments

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesIt’s official; the White House announced earlier today that the moratorium on deep water drilling which was not set to expire until November 30th is now being lifted. How do we feel about it, and what can you do to make your voice heard?
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Understanding Recent Developments in the Landmark Chevron-Ecuador Case

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Uncategorized on 12th October, 2010 | No Comments

Chevron-Toxico(from Amazon Watch): After 17 years of litigation, the monumental class action against oil giant Chevron (formerly Texaco) for widespread environmental devastation in the Ecuadorian Amazon is nearing an end. Chevron representatives have admitted that the company expects an adverse judgment in Ecuador. In fact, mountains of evidence–including thousands of contamination samples taken by Chevron–prove »
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Wall Street Journal Picks Up Chevron Protest Story & Pivots

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Chevron Actions on 8th October, 2010 | No Comments

Antonia HoustonA follow-up article on Antonia Juhasz’s arrest at Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting.
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Chevron Throws Book at Shareholder Activist (Me)

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Chevron Actions on 8th October, 2010 | No Comments

Antonia HoustonAntonia Juhasz responds to the MarketWatch article on her arrest at Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting.
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Neil McKenzie Defends “The Most Beautiful Place on Earth” from Chevron’s Encroachment

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Featured, True Cost of Chevron Network on 1st September, 2010 | No Comments

The Kimberley, AustraliaThis past June ABC News Nightline interviewed Neil McKenzie, an aboriginal native of Australia and member of the True Cost of Chevron Network.
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With BP’s Oil and Chemicals Still in Gulf Coast Waters, Shrimpers Stay Out.

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Featured on 26th August, 2010 | No Comments

2010-08-26-OilAntonia_Dauphin_500While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has claimed that the fish are safe in the Gulf Coast, the Gulf Coast fishing community beg to differ.
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Is Chevron One Step Closer to “Doing Some Good” in Turkmenistan?

Posted by Michelle Kinman in True Cost of Chevron Network on 19th August, 2010 | No Comments

4643135470_aa5aceef28Earlier this week, the President of Turkmenistan announced a short list of companies from whom his country will accept proposals to develop two offshore blocks in the Caspian Sea.[i] Since President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov came to power nearly four years ago, Turkmenistan’s vast hydrocarbon reserves have been the source of intense lobbying by petroleum giants from around the globe. The efforts of four of these companies were rewarded, in part, this week. Not unexpectedly, Chevron is among the shortlisted companies, joined by ConocoPhilips, Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Co. and newcomer TX Oil Limited, chaired by Neil Bush, son of US President George H.W. Bush.
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A Permanent Moratorium

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Featured on 19th August, 2010 | No Comments

2010-07-31-oiledshellbeachAs another oil and gas rig explodes September 2nd in the Gulf of Mexico, the need to ban offshore drilling becomes more apparent. See Antonia Juhasz’s article in Progressive Magazine on the frequency of such incidents (400 in the last five years) and the need for a permanent moratorium on offshore drilling. What we are witnessing is the failure of an entire system, rather than of one operator.
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BP Disaster & Big Oil: What’s Really Going On, What It Means & What We Can Do

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Big Oil on 10th August, 2010 | No Comments

2010-07-31-oilonbeachesOn Tuesday July 20, 2010, on the 3-Month Gulf Disaster Anniversary, Mobilization for Climate Justice West organized a public Teach-In to a standing-room-only crowd of community members. The release of this “Video Teach-in” is timed to educate the public and to urge people to take action, including the mobilization and nonviolent direct action to “Make Big Oil Pay” on August 29-30.
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Democracy Now! Interview With Antonia Juhasz on BP’s “Missing Oil”

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil on 4th August, 2010 | No Comments

2010-07-31-oilfingerssmallAntonia Juhasz discusses BP’s “missing oil” in the Gulf on Democracy Now!
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