Category: Politics

Political topics related to climate change, the environment, or energy issues.

Climate Hustler Marc Morano Hustles Climate in New Climate Hustle Film

Authored by Kevin Grandia Might I humbly suggest we embrace right-wing spindoctor turned corporate think tanker Marc Morano’s latest project Climate Hustle as a welcome escape from reality? It could be the start a whole new

It’s not just what #ExxonKnew, it’s what #ExxonDid next

In the wake of Inside Climate News and the Columbia University/LA Times investigations into ExxonMobil’s history on climate science, the company has been terribly busy telling the world that it stands by its scientific work. In

Obama’s Arctic Adventure – Michael Klare commentary

Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, (my alma mater for full disclosure), has written extensively about the geopolitics of oil, the quest for “extreme energy”, exploring to the ends

Alabama Power: No Public Oversight, No Plan, No Relief in Sight

What happens when a politically powerful utility is allowed to spend its customers’ money without any public accountability for over thirty years? In Alabama, billions went to upgrade coal-fired power plants that are approaching –

Not Walking the Walk: Obama’s BLM’s Funding Dirty Coal Exports, Propping Up World’s Worst Fuel

It’s been a crummy summer for the federal Bureau of Land Management. The bureau sells development leases to mining companies that want to scrape out coal deposits that lie under taxpayer-owned dirt on federal land.

Department of Interior Opens Atlantic Coast to Oil Exploration, Politicians Open Wallets to Donations

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced on Friday, July 18, that it would begin considering applications for permits to conduct geological testing for oil-and-gas (O&G) reserves in federal waters

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Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with ExxonMobil President and Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson during the signing of a Rosneft-ExxonMobil strategic partnership agreement in Sochi on August 30, 2011. Russia's oil champion Rosneft and US ExxonMobil clinched a global deal worth up to half-a-trillion dollars that will see the US supermajor take BP's place in pioneering Arctic exploration work. AFP PHOTO / RIA NOVOSTI / POOL / ALEXEY DRUZHININ (Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

Does Exxon Love Putin More Than U.S.?

In the context of the growing conflict in the Ukraine and Crimea, this investigation and briefing looks at the long relationship between ExxonMobil and Russia. We question ExxonMobil’s allegiance to the United States amid the

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Secretary of State John Kerry Calls Out Climate Deniers

Secretary of State John Kerry gave a pretty strong speech (full text below) in Indonesia last week, a call to arms on climate change.  His remarks have drawn fire from Pat Robertson and Newt Gingrich,