After oil hits $80 per barrel
“As I tried to give my remarks at the public hearing this morning on HB 4268 in defense of our constitutional property rights, I got dragged out of House chambers,” Lucas said. “Why? Because I was listing out who has been donating to Delegates on the Judiciary Committee.”
“The people who are going to be speaking in favor of this bill are all going to be paid by the industry.”.. Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston Friday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that woul…
As New York City Declares War on the Oil Industry, the Politically Impossible Suddenly Seems Possible
Way to go NYC!
“In a single day, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City filed a lawsuit against five oil majors and intended to divest $5 billion from fossil fuel companies.”
New York City’s lawsuit for climate damages raises the prospect that oil companies may have to pay for rising sea levels and extreme weather.
Just keeps getting worse
“If the estimate of 16,000 barrels of oil spilled is correct, Bloomberg reports that the spill would be the largest in the Gulf since the BP explosion in 2010– which gushed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf for weeks. (Bloomberg’s article was written before this latest Coast Guard update on the LLOG spill.)”
NEW ORLEANS – An oil spill in the Gulf, first reported by the Coast Guard on Saturday (Oct. 14), is now believed to be at least two times bigger than the original estimate. According to the Coast Guard, the oil company, LLOG, initially said that a crack in a pipeline sent about 340,000 gallons of oi…
MSNBC loses connection to reporter as he goes off on oil industry for robbing locals of infrastructure funds
They “lost the connection” of someone speaking truth about our broken political system and criminal acts of the energy conglomerates. How convenient !
MSNBC is absolute trash. It’s the Fox News of limousine liberals
Al Jazeera reporter Shihab Rattansi told MSNBC host Ali Velshi on Wednesday that fossil fuel companies contribute to climate change which negatively impacts some of the very areas that are most prized by the industry — like Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.
“”Google, Facebook, Amazon are increasingly just super-monopolies, especially Google and Facebook. The share of the markets they operate in is literally on the same scale that Standard Oil had 100 years or more than 100 years ago “
The only thing it will change Google’s behavior is regulation, said McNamee.
I wonder how conservatives would feel about corporate America if they knew that it’s mostly owned by foreigners who don’t like us…
Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company took full control of the sprawling Port Arthur refinery on Monday that is the largest refinery in the US.
Required reading in the Age of Trump:
Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Oil! – Upton Sinclair
Rules for Radical – Saul Alinsky
Breaking Through Power – Ralph Nader
Democracy for the Few – Micheal Parentti
A People’s History of the US – Howard Zinn
1984 – George Orwell
Listen Liberal – Thomas Frank
Winner Take All Politics – Hacker and Pierson
Once you get through those you’ll have a good idea what’s going on ; )