Oil

Fossil Fuels

Obama ad ties Mitt Romney to Big Oil’s gas-price attacks

The Obama campaign is acting as if it is already in a general-election fight, against a Big Oil-Mitt Romney ticket.

If fossil fuel subsidies were distributed to every person, we’d each get $58/year

Every year fossil fuels get six times as much money in subsidies from the U.S. government -- i.e. you, the taxpayer -- than renewable energy.

Incredible NASA images of Saudi Arabia’s careless use of water

NASA released satellite images showing that the Saudis are irrigating the desert in order to grow food -- with fossil water that accumulated during the last Ice Age and will be gone completely in 50 years.

Climate & Energy

George Bush’s hometown is running out of water, thanks to climate change

The president whose State Department thanked Exxon executives for their "active involvement" in helping to determine climate change policy is watching the town in which he grew up squirm in the grip of Texas' epic, climate change-enhanced drought.

Politics

Tim DeChristopher put in ‘isolated confinement’

Climate activist Tim DeChristopher, still serving his sentence for disrupting a government auction of oil leases, has been transferred to isolated confinement. He’s been there since March 9.

Oil

Ire drill: Obama lauds Keystone’s southern leg

In perhaps his worst speech yet, Obama boasted, "We've added enough new oil and gas pipeline to encircle the Earth and then some."

Oil

Texas landowner calls out Obama on Keystone XL fast-tracking

President Obama called for an expedited approval of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. Meet a property owner whose land would be split in half.

Election 2012

Obama likes Keystone XL now

Well, that was nice while it lasted. But despite the fact that domestic oil production doesn’t do a dicky bird to bring down gas prices, President Obama is now paying election-year lip service to the idea of, and I quote, “drilling all over the place.” And even more depressingly, he’s now saying that the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, which he’d previously opposed, should be “a priority.”

Media

Media produces, laments public ignorance on gas prices

The president can't control gas prices, as virtually all energy analysts will tell you. But thanks to piss-poor media coverage, the public still doesn't understand.

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