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 "law school":

"… or the Texas statehouse. After being rejected from the University of Texas law school, he enrolled in Harvard Business School. Two years later, MBA in hand, he …"

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 "Shell Oil":

"… ized quickly. The Texas Oil and Gas Association, Marathon, ConocoPhillips, Shell Oil, Chevron and other industry giants lined up to tell Texas legislators to k …"

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 "Charleston":

"… s, last April; and the release of toxic substances into the Elk River near Charleston, W.Va., this month. The draft report, released Thursday, sharply criticiz …"

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 "California":

"… House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Ahead of Chevron's annual meeting in California, the company's board urged shareholders to reject the measure. "Chevron …"

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 "Shell Oil":

"… es, including major oil companies like ExxonMobil, BP America, Chevron and Shell Oil, as well as smaller suppliers and pipeline operators. In recent years, it …"

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.

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

IMPACT: In Philadelphia, plea for safer alternative at refinery

By Jim Morris

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas City":

"… een reported this year at the Marathon Oil refineries in Canton, Ohio, and Texas City, Texas.Much of the discussion Thursday centered on the viability of solid …"

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 "oil and gas":

"… BP oil disaster.Here’s the impeccable logic. “Everybody knows that the oil and gas industry has a big target on its back resulting from the Gulf oil spill an …"

"… formation about which candidates’ have the most pro business records.The oil and gas industry has been a major patron of BIPAC for several election cycles. Oil …"

"… ix-figure checks.BIPAC’s prosperity project has “deep roots within the oil and gas industry,” explains a veteran oil lobbyist familiar with the group’s f …"

"… back to long time donors for more dough this year. Casey acknowledges that oil and gas companies have long been key sources of funding for BIPAC but stresses tha …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "lobbyist":

"… the House Committee on Science brought up a subject of great interest to a lobbyist for the Gas Technology Institute, a Chicago-area organization that provide …"

"… waters of the Gulf of Mexico.This no doubt came as welcome news to the GTI lobbyist, as the organization was already working on developing deepwater drilling …"

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 "Vice President":

"… always put oil and gas resources where there are democratic governments," Vice President Dick Cheney remarked in 1996 when he was the CEO of the global oil service …"

Harken's Ivy League underwriter

By John Dunbar

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "The Wall Street Journal":

"… t had helped pump up the share price. Recently, citing the watchdog group, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe ran stories on the partnership.Harvard Management’s …"

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 "Professor":

"… eserve, and it was designed to make sure we had oil in a time of crisis.”Professor William H. Becker of George Washington University, a specialist on public …"