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VIDEO: Black Tide Book Launch Last Chance Events!

Posted by Tex Dworkin in Big Oil, True Cost of Chevron Network on 4th May, 2011 | No Comments

antoniaThe Black Tide Book Tour hits Colorado tonight and tomorrow night, then wraps up in California for two final dates following a whirlwind tour that took author Antonia Juhasz all around the US (and to London!) Find out exactly when and where the final tour dates are.
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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’s “Missing Oil” Washes up in St. Mary’s Parish, LA

Posted by Antonia Juhasz in Big Oil, Featured on 2nd August, 2010 | 1 Comment

2010-07-31-OiledGrassBP’s “Missing Oil” coats wetlands and beaches along the waterways near St. Mary’s Parish, Louisiana, where no one is booming, cleaning, skimming, or watching.
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Extractive Industry Transparency Now United States Law

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Featured on 26th July, 2010 | No Comments

Naing_HtooOn July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed last week by the U.S. Senate that includes a landmark provision requiring disclosure of payments from oil and mining companies to governments around the world. For the first time, communities who live in resource-rich countries will know how much their governments receive annually, and on a project-by-project basis for the extraction of natural resources.
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Declaring Our Independence from An Empire of Debt and Energy Dependency

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Big Oil on 1st July, 2010 | No Comments

T.J. Drive Through UtahThe 4th of July is a day to remember that despite the places in history where we have fallen short as a nation, the ideals on which our country was founded endure. It is our responsibility as citizens to understand our past and safeguard our future by challenging what we take for granted about the way we live. By declaring our independence from oil we prepare ourselves for the difficult but necessary policy battles that will shape our future as a proud, free and principled nation.
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Chevron’s Disdain for Human Rights Will Bring Political and Financial Costs

Posted by TJ Buonomo in Chevron Actions on 11th June, 2010 | No Comments

4640317558_88beeb08d6Through a series of long term regulatory and policy battles we will make it increasingly costly for companies such as Chevron to operate with impunity and simultaneously make renewable alternatives more attractive to investors, the ultimate objective being to bring the power of energy production back into the hands of the people.
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