Posts Tagged ‘ big oil ’

How Big Oil Uses the Republican Party to Subvert American Democracy | Robt. F. Kennedy Jr.

May 13th, 2013 | By

In a surprise move, the eight Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday blocked a floor vote on President Obama’s nominee, Gina McCarthy, as U.S. EPA Administrator. In doing so the Republican senators broke their earlier promise to move McCarthy’s nomination if she answered an unprecedented 1,079 written questions, a quest

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Tell Congressman Paul Ryan that championing special tax breaks for Big Oil while profiting from the oil industry is wrong

Jul 13th, 2011 | By

A Shocking Conflict of Interest? Dear Environmental Activist When Republican Congressman Paul Ryan was asked at a town hall meeting in Waterford, WI, about the need to end subsidies to oil companies, he responded, “I agree.” [1] But just one week later, Ryan voted to give Big Oil billions in taxpayer-funded handouts. [2] Now comes

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House GOP Votes to Protect Big Oil Giveaway

May 6th, 2011 | By

WASHINGTON – May 5 – By a vote of 241-171, the House of Representatives today blocked the repeal of just one of the many taxpayer-funded subsidies that benefit big oil companies. House Republicans voted in lockstep, joined by seven Democrats, to protect the Section 199 domestic manufacturing tax credit, a multibillion-dollar giveaway for the five

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America Cannot Afford Big Oil’s Plan: Environment Connecticut

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

Environment Connecticut offers solutions to end America’s oil dependence, including set of transportation policies that will make our vehicles more efficient, invest in new technologies like electric vehicles, and provide Americans with clean alternatives like public transportation.