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A state senator wants to crack down on no-bid contracts between public agencies and solar companies, saying the practice may waste millions of tax dollars per year. Prompted by reporting by Bay Area News Group, Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, said he planned Thursday to...

Matt Krupnick
January 20, 2011

ABOUT 4,000 liters of petroleum products continue to leak into the basement of the West Tower Condominium in Makati daily, residents complained Monday as they vowed to file civil and criminal charges against Pilipinas Shell and Chevron Philippines and the owner of the...

Rey T. Salita & Alena Mae S. Flores
January 18, 2011

Dear Editor: Re: Members walk, saying Chevron misled them, Burnaby NOW, Jan. 5.

First I would like to thank Jennifer Moreau for her continued interest in the oil leak at the Chevron refinery in Burnaby. I am a fairly new member of the Chevron community advisory...

Eileen Luongo
January 15, 2011

Chevron Corp. said it resumed flows through its Dibi-Abiteye pipeline in the southern Niger River delta about a month after it was breached by militants. “The impacted line is fixed and operations normal,” Scott Walker, a company spokesman in Houston, said yesterday in an...

Elisha Bala-Gbogbo
January 14, 2011

A federal appeals court says that Joe Berlinger, the filmmaker who was ordered to give footage from his 2009 documentary “Crude” to the Chevron Corporation, could not invoke a journalist’s privilege in refusing to turn over that footage because his work on the film did...

David Itzkoff
January 14, 2011

In a bleak but beautiful landscape of undulating stony hills I watched a group of Palestinian schoolchildren take their lessons yesterday in the open air next to a heap of rubble that, until this week, was their classroom. This is the village of Dkaika, about as far...

Harriet Sherwood
January 14, 2011

MANHATTAN (CN) - A federal judge declined to file contempt charges against a lawyer who Chevron claims has stonewalled discovery orders the company is using to fight a $113 billion environmental lawsuit in Ecuador. Nevertheless, the judge ordered "additional measures" to...

Barbara Leonard
January 14, 2011

Patton Boggs wants to keep representing plaintiffs in a human rights and environmental action against Chevron Corp. Standing in the way of that continued legal work is the oil giant itself. The law firm this week filed court papers in Washington's federal trial court...

Mike Scarcella
January 14, 2011

KABUL, 13 January 2011 (IRIN) - A sharp rise in fuel prices caused by a recent Iranian fuel export ban, against a backdrop of rising global fuel prices, has bumped up food and medicine prices across Afghanistan, prompting concerns about the welfare of millions of...

January 13, 2011

MADRID, 13 January 2011 (IRIN) - Asma Al-Haidari, an Amman-based Iraqi human rights analyst and advocate, says the phenomenon of enforced disappearances in Iraq touches the whole population, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or religious belief.

The number of missing persons in Iraq...

January 13, 2011

While Chevron is legally obliged to stop the oil that's been seeping downhill from the North Burnaby refinery since last spring, the company has no plans to remediate the onsite soil, and the provincial Environment Ministry isn't going to force them as long as they are...

Jennifer Moreau
January 12, 2011

The end is in sight. That’s what officials from Chevron have promised the citizens of Salt Lake City, who have watched from the fenced-off sidelines as one of the region’s most beloved recreation spots was used as a cesspool to collect thousands of gallons of oil that...

Matthew D. LaPlante
January 12, 2011

* Chevron subpoenas film clips, says they show misconduct *

Plaintiffs mull pressure tactics in documentary outtakes *

Amazon court seen ruling later this year in $27 bln case

By Hugh Bronstein QUITO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Outtakes from a documentary...

Hugh Bronstein
January 11, 2011

Kampala - Uganda's main opposition group has threatened to pull out of next month's general elections over rigging suspicions.

"If it is clear to us that this election is a completely hopeless process, we could still pull out at any time," presidential candidate...

January 11, 2011

When President Barack Obama established the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling on May 22, 2010, the worst oil disaster in American history had just entered its second month. Oil was gushing into the Gulf from a hole in the sea...

Jonathan Tilove
January 10, 2011

RAFAH, 10 January 2011 (IRIN) - It is 1pm and the terminal building on the Palestinian side of Gaza’s only crossing into Egypt - Rafah - is empty. The desks at passport control are not even manned. Outside the terminal, a small group of Palestinians sit on benches shaded...

January 10, 2011

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, which carries about 15 percent of U.S. crude oil output, was shut after a leak, forcing oil companies including BP Plc to suspend 95 percent of production from the North Slope area.

The system, an 800-mile...

Chanyaporn Chanjaroen & Paul Dobson
January 9, 2011

More than 10,000 litres of oily material has leached into the ground in and around Chevron's north Burnaby refinery since spring, according to the company's estimates - that's roughly the equivalent of 68 barrels. The vast majority of that has been recovered, according...

Burnaby Now
January 8, 2011

For all the polished rhetoric and decorous argumentation by very pricey lawyers, there was no disguising the bare-knuckle nature of the hearing Dec. 17 before U.S. District Judge Jan DuBois in Philadelphia. On its face, the issue was whether Philadelphia lawyer Joseph...

Chris Mondics
January 7, 2011

Four members of an advisory committee for Chevron’s Burnaby refinery have resigned over the company’s lengthy failure to stop oil trickling into Burrard Inlet. “We’re not happy. The only way we can show that we’re not happy is to quit,” former committee member Judi...

Kent Spencer
January 6, 2011