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DeSmogBlog: Delaware Tax Haven: The Other Shale Gas Industry Loophole

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Most people think of downtown Houston, Texas as ground zero for the oil and gas industry. Houston, after all, serves as home base for corporate headquarters of oil and gas giants, including the likes of BP America, ConocoPhillips, and Shell Oil Company, to name a few.

Comparably speaking, few would think of Wilmington, Delaware in . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Delaware Tax Haven: The Other Shale Gas Industry Loophole

DeSmogBlog: The Big Waffle? New Report Exposes Corporations That Try to Split the Difference on Global Warming

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We hear a lot about the Koch brothers. And before them, we heard a lot about ExxonMobil.

In other words, we all know the names of the corporations, and the corporate leaders, who have sought to undermine public understanding about global warming—for instance, by supporting think tanks that misrepresent the science . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Big Waffle? New Report Exposes Corporations That Try to Split the Difference on Global Warming

DeSmogBlog: Big Oil Rakes In Billions, Still Complains Taxes Are Too High

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The President rolled out his FY2013 budget recently, which includes eliminating $40 billion in tax breaks from Big Oil companies, such as BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell. Meanwhile, the American Petroleum Institute's response would have you believe that cutting the subsidies would be the equivalent of moving back into their . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Big Oil Rakes In Billions, Still Complains Taxes Are Too High

DeSmogBlog: Unethical Oil: Why Is Canada Killing Wolves and Muzzling Scientists To Protect Tar Sands Interests?

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In the latest and perhaps most astonishing display of the tar sands industry’s attacks on science and our democracy, the government of Alberta has made plans to initiate a large-scale wolf slaughter to provide cover for the destruction wrought by the industrialization of the boreal forest ecosystem.

In the coming years, an . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Unethical Oil: Why Is Canada Killing Wolves and Muzzling Scientists To Protect Tar Sands Interests?

DeSmogBlog: Warren Buffett Exposed: The Oracle of Omaha and the Tar Sands

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On January 23, Bloomberg News reported Warren Buffett's Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF), owned by his lucrative holding company Berkshire Hathaway, stands to benefit greatly from President Barack Obama’s recent cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline. 

If built, TransCanada's Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline would carry tar sands crude, or bitumen . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Warren Buffett Exposed: The Oracle of Omaha and the Tar Sands

DeSmogBlog: To Understand What’s Happening with Fracking Decisions in New York, Follow the Money

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In a November 25 article titled, "Millions Spent in Albany Fight to Drill for Gas," The New York Times reported:

Companies that drill for natural gas have spent more than $3.2 million lobbying state government since the beginning of last year, according to a review of public records. The broader natural gas industry . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: To Understand What’s Happening with Fracking Decisions in New York, Follow the Money

DeSmogBlog: ExxonMobil and Shell Eyeing North American LNG Export Deals

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Yesterday, LNG World News reported that ExxonMobil Vice President Andrew Swiger announced, at a conference hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, that it was actively seeking LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminals throughout North America, including, but not limited to, in British Columbia and on the Gulf Coast.

“In terms of exports from . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: ExxonMobil and Shell Eyeing North American LNG Export Deals

DeSmogBlog: Lobby Planet report shows Brussels spinning with corporate influence

lobbyplanet.jpeg THE maxim of the lobbyist is generally to be heard but not seen, although a new report on the concentration of lobbying in Brussels suggests you'd be hard pressed to go any… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Lobby Planet report shows Brussels spinning with corporate influence

DeSmogBlog: A Best Practice a Day Keeps the Feds Away: API Workshop on Fracking "Excellence"

Picture 2.png The ongoing American Petroleum Institute (API) workshop “Commitment to Excellence in Hydraulic Fracturing” could be more simply titled “Commitment to Hydraulic Fra… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: A Best Practice a Day Keeps the Feds Away: API Workshop on Fracking "Excellence"