Politicization at Department of Interior

By The Center for Public Integrity

Politics, not science, drove some decisions at the Department of the Interior

Excerpts from this story referencing "Chevron Corporation":

"… lations — about endangered species to pro-industry groups, including the Chevron Corporation and the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation. MacDonald became the subjec …"

Right on the money: The George W. Bush profile

By Charles Lewis

On January 30, 1990, Platt's Oilgram News, a respected trade journal of the petroleum industry, reported that a subsidiary of a small, Dalla

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida":

"… of patient care. In 1997, federal agents raided Columbia/HCA facilities in Florida, Texas, and other states as part of an investigation, still ongoing, into …"

Saturated with oil money, Texas legislature saved industry from pollution rule

By David Hasemyer, Ben Wieder and Alan Suderman

An effort to impose stricter rules on Texas oil and gas operators in 2011 fizzled after the state legislature got involved.

Excerpts from this story referencing "state legislature":

"… pted rules to reduce harmful emissions. The industry rebelled. So did the state legislature. A few months later, the legislature overwhelmingly approved SB1134, a bi …"

"… . Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt, a Republican who represents Karnes County in the state legislature, is no stranger to that industry. He has leased some of his own land to oi …"

"… use that is going against the interest of business.” The TCEQ, like the state legislature, is intertwined with the industry. The agency’s three commissioners are …"

Delay of long-awaited refinery accident report signals divisions at Chemical Safety Board

By Chris Hamby

A last-minute change to a public meeting on a 2010 explosion at the Tesoro refinery in Washington State has board members "embarrassed."

Excerpts from this story referencing "congressman":

"… “listening session” and delay a vote has drawn a sharp rebuke from the congressman representing the area and exposed broader divisions between the chairman a …"

West Virginia chemical spill probe falls to overburdened Chemical Safety Board

By Chris Hamby and Ronnie Greene

Massive chemical spill in W.Va. adds to a growing backlog for the troubled Chemical Safety Board.

Chevron shareholders reject ban on political spending

By Michael Beckel

Only a sliver of shareholders want oil giant to stop using corporate funds for politics.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission":

"… Chevron has made on this front." In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations were free to use general treasury funds to call for the …"

Oil industry trade group takes to D.C. airwaves

By Michael Beckel

Ad campaign by American Petroleum Institute targets D.C. media market, records show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Petroleum":

"… l 2016.     …"

"… rograms. The two advertisements on Fox News Sunday alone set the American Petroleum Institute back $10,000 a piece. The ads hit as lawmakers on Capitol Hill& …"

"… udget deal, but budgetary fights remain in Congress' future. The American Petroleum Institute is the main trade organization of the oil and natural gas indust …"

Export push reframes debate over fracking

By Alexandra Duszak

Energy indepedence for the U.S. no longer at issue — exports would help industry's bottom line.

Excerpts from this story referencing "producer":

"… e to heat their homes at record-low cost, but not so great for natural gas producers, whose profits and stock prices spiraled downward. Shares of Chesapeake …"

"… es spiraled downward. Shares of Chesapeake Energy, for example, the No. 1 producer in Pennsylvania and No. 2 nationwide, reached nearly $70 in 2008 but are n …"

"… hed more than $18 per million British thermal units. Requests from 16 gas producers to export to such countries are currently in limbo. Approval may hinge on …"

"… ng foreign investment in the U.S. and creating more income for natural gas producers. But the macroeconomic benefits of exports don’t mean much to those wh …"

Some energy CEOs among highest paid U.S. corporate bosses

By Chris Hamby

As gas prices rise and politicians deliberate, energy execs rake it in

Excerpts from this story referencing "ConocoPhillips":

"… ong the top 50 were James Hackett of Anadarko Petroleum and James Mulva of ConocoPhillips, at $18.8 million and $17.9 million, respectively. CEOs whose companies ha …"

"… ves for the five biggest oil companies: ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron and ConocoPhillips. And the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Thursday …"

IMPACT: In Philadelphia, plea for safer alternative at refinery

By Jim Morris

IMPACT: No harm from clouds of toxic acid, refiner says — to skepticism

Chamber of Commerce, other biz lobbies drill big oil for new cash gusher

By Peter H. Stone

What do the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), and the new American Crossroads group have i

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tom Donohue":

"… ld the Center.Historically, the Chamber’s president and primo fundraiser Tom Donohue has had strong links to several oil giants. A few years ago, Exxon Mobil k …"

Big oil wields ultra deep influence

By Laura Peterson

Legislators push for energy industry tax breaks, regulatory changes to hunt for oil at the bottom of the sea

Big oil protects its interests

By Aron Pilhofer

Industry spends hundreds of millions on lobbying, elections

Greasing the skids of corruption

By Phillip van Niekerk and Laura Peterson

Money from multinational oil companies moves through labyrinths of international bank accounts, avoiding national budgets and banks

Excerpts from this story referencing "Colin Powell":

"… Angolan government forces. Though diners whispered that Secretary of State Colin Powell had warned Dos Santos that his last excuse for funneling money away from t …"

"… rush toward African oil has only picked up speed: U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell toured Angola and Gabon in September, breaking ground on a new U.S. embass …"

Harken's Ivy League underwriter

By John Dunbar

WASHINGTON, October 17, 2002 — The year 1990 started out on a high note for Harken Energy. ...

Did taxpayers lose on deal for oil field?

By Josey Ballenger, Nathaniel Heller and Knut Royce

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2000 — "For the last eight years, I have had the challenge of running the streamlining program called 'Reinventing

Excerpts from this story referencing "lawyer":

"… ember of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Bumpers, now a lawyer in Washington, D.C., contends the public was ripped off.“I was, and stil …"

"… g and financial assessments of the property’s value, investment bankers, lawyers, an environmental impact study and ongoing negotiations with Chevron, whi …"