by Alice Ollstein & Kira Lerner Posted on January 21, 2015 Updated: January 22, 2015
As the state loses a football field-sized area of land every hour, Louisiana's Flood Protection Authority has leveled a historic lawsuit against oil and gas companies.
by Emily Atkin Posted on December 8, 2014
Plaintiffs in Carson, California, claim they've been plagued with cancer, blood disorders, and other illnesses from exposure to benzene.
by Jeff Spross Posted on November 4, 2014
Delays, canceled projects and lost sales as public opposition has cost oil producers in the tar sands $17 billion from 2010 to 2013, thanks to bottlenecks in transportation and access to markets.
by Katie Valentine Posted on October 31, 2014
Washington political consultant Richard Berman had some candid advice for a group of energy company executives in June, advice that was secretly recorded.
by Jeff Spross Posted on October 30, 2014
In a July letter, the company requested a five-year pause in its leases to drill in the Arctic, as they're set to expire in 2017. Shell has already spent eight years trying to develop oil in the region without success.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 15, 2014
An oil lobbyist said the goal was to boost Iowa's corn industry and thus help our Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), who's running against Republican Joni Ernst for the state's national Senate seat.
by Jeff Spross Posted on August 11, 2014
The well is just the start of an ongoing effort to drill in the Arctic, defying both the spirit of recent U.S. sanctions and environmental opposition to oil exploration in the region.
by Katie Valentine Posted on August 4, 2014 Updated: August 4, 2014
In many cases, the companies were able to defer “more of their federal income taxes than they actually paid during the last five years."
by Jeff Spross Posted on July 30, 2014
Republican candidate Joni Ernst has a record of denying the reality of climate change and taking money from fossil fuel interests.
by Jeff Spross Posted on July 23, 2014 Updated: July 23, 2014
The Obama Administration will propose new rules for transporting crude oil by rail today, aimed at reducing speeds and requiring sturdier tanker cars.