Posts Tagged ‘ 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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Oil Tanker Runs Aground In New Haven Harbor. No damage.

Jan 28th, 2013 | By

An oil tanker ran aground Monday evening in the New Haven Harbor, authorities said. Read the story and get updates in The Courant here: Oil Tanker Runs Aground In New Haven Harbor –

Energy Debate Will Continue Through New Year.

Nov 24th, 2012 | By

Mark LeBel, an energy fellow at the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, told DEEP officials Tuesday that the price difference between oil and natural gas is not the headline … To LeBel it doesn’t matter whether it’s oil or natural gas, if the furnace burning the fuel isn’t efficient and there’s insulation hanging from the ceiling then it really doesn’t matter why type of energy someone is using. Christine Stuart of CT News Junkie reports.

While stating that ‘natural gas not the key to energy future’ Standard Oil president says oil is ‘clean burning’ | Connecticut Post

Sep 23rd, 2012 | By

Big utilities have been using their big ad budgets to try to convince the American public that natural gas is the salvation for our country’s energy concerns. Quite simply, it is not. For more on this story, visit: Natural gas not the key to energy future – Connecticut Post.

Obama Admin. Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards: Standards Will Slash Pollution and Cut Oil Use in Connecticut

Aug 29th, 2012 | By

The Obama administration has finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in Connecticut and nationwide. The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025.

Exxon’s Yellowstone oil spill shows pipeline risks

Jul 6th, 2011 | By

The Institute for Southern Studies reports that the environmental disaster that began unfolding last week when an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured in Montana and spilled an estimated 42,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River highlights the serious environmental risks associated with the oil industry’s infrastructure — and foreshadows the problems likely to arise if that infrastructure spreads to other states that are now considering offshore drilling.

‘Oil will run out 100 years before new fuels are developed’: study

Nov 16th, 2010 | By

The world will run out of oil around 100 years before replacement energy sources are available, if oil use and development of new fuels continue at the current pace, a US study warns.

SmartPower joins’s Weekend Without Oil campaign

Aug 5th, 2010 | By

SmartPower has joined forces with’s Weekend Without Oil campaign; Center for Resource Solutions; Waterkeeper Alliance;; League of Conservation Voters; Clean Water Action; Citizen Global; and Gulf Future, a joint initiative of the Gulf Coast Fund and Gulf Restoration Network, to help promote My Gulf Action. Read more about this initiative in SmartPower’s The

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