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 "Chevron Corporation":

"… ry experts. Amoco, the global oil giant, had also wanted the contract, and Chevron Corporation, another multinational, had advised the Bahraini government on choosing an …"

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.

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."

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.

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.

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

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

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

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 "Washington":

"… he Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Bumpers, now a lawyer in Washington, D.C., contends the public was ripped off.“I was, and still am, strongly …"

"… re we had oil in a time of crisis.”Professor William H. Becker of George Washington University, a specialist on public policy and the oil industry, said he be …"

"… lem is that nobody knows [what the field was worth],” said Hank Banta, a Washington attorney who represented California in the sale of Elk Hills. “The geolo …"

"… out Thomas Stauffer, a retired Harvard professor and petroleum engineer in Washington, D.C. “It had been producing for ages, not necessarily well run, but the …"