Stories tagged with Environment

Tesla founder withdrawing from Trump panels

By Muckety   |   June 1, 2017 at 4:50pm   |   0 Comments

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk vowed Thursday that he would resign from two federal advisory panels because of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.

Trump withdraws from Paris agreement

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 1, 2017 at 3:43pm   |   0 Comments

President Trump announced Thursday that the United States would pull out of the Paris accord, which addresses greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to reduce climate change.

Trump picks climate-change denier to head EPA

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 8, 2016 at 11:22am   |   0 Comments

One can only imagine who the nominee might have been if Donald Trump had not met with Al Gore on Monday.

Sheldon Whitehouse on God, climate & man

By Muckety   |   May 11, 2013 at 3:51pm   |   1 Comments

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) delivered an extraordinary speech on the Senate floor.

Can Zuckerberg group survive its own political differences?

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 11, 2013 at 11:50am   |   0 Comments

Elon Musk and David Sacks have left the PAC launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, All Things Digital reports.

Spinmeister of the week: Exxon Mobil

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 14, 2013 at 7:18am   |   0 Comments

Put Exxon Mobil’s response to the recent Arkansas oil spill in the same category as big tobacco’s answer to cancer concerns.

GOP leaders sign Americans for Prosperity pledge

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 16, 2012 at 1:32pm   |   0 Comments

There is much discussion these days about a Republican pivot.

BP ready to agree to oil spill settlement

By Muckety   |   November 15, 2012 at 1:43pm   |   0 Comments

British oil company BP announced Thursday that it would plead guilty to 11 felony counts and pay $4.5 billion in penalties in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Grandsons of industry titans work for marine environment

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 28, 2011 at 8:55am   |   0 Comments

By definition, a group called “Sailors for the Sea” is apt to have old money on board.

Wendy Schmidt gives $1M to oil cleanup company

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 12, 2011 at 10:28am   |   0 Comments

An Illinois company, Elastec/American Marine, has won a $1 million prize in the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge competition, the X Prize Foundation announced Tuesday.

Malone and Turner: Don’t fence them in

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 1, 2011 at 10:25am   |   0 Comments

Some billionaires compete with one another for the longest yacht. Others are land barons.

Effort to stop CA global warming law draws big donors

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 5, 2010 at 1:48pm   |   5 Comments

Once again, a California ballot proposition is attracting millions of dollars from around the country.

Report: Transocean had safety problems at several rigs

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 5, 2010 at 10:20am   |   0 Comments

Citing confidential internal reports, The New York Times reports that safety problems plagued several rigs owned by Transocean Ltd., the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon.

Feinberg promises quick payment of Gulf claims

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 1, 2010 at 10:03am   |   0 Comments

BP’s payment process for those who’ve been hurt by the Gulf oil spill has been slow and inefficient, the new claims czar told Congress Wednesday.

Muckety mover - Hilary Rosen can’t wake up from the nightmare

By Muckety   |   June 19, 2010 at 4:23pm   |   0 Comments

Muckety down

And we thought that BP lobbyist was the worst job in America.

It’s a piece of cake, compared to BP PR person.

After all the gaffes by Tony “I want my life back” Hayward, the company puts chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg in front of the mike and Svanberg talks about the “small people.”

Then BP eases Hayward out as the U.S. frontman for the emergency efforts and where does he go?

To the Isle of Wight to watch his yacht, “Bob,” compete in the Round the Island Race, sponsored by JPMorgan Asset Management. (Is he flipping us off or does he really not get it?)

Hilary Rosen must be ready to take a dive into the Gulf.

Update: Bob finished fourth in a class of 45.

Mabus oversees both U.S. Navy and Gulf restoration

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 18, 2010 at 9:16am   |   0 Comments

Should the job of overseeing the Gulf Coast’s comeback be part time?

Obama: ‘I will not accept inaction’

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 16, 2010 at 6:08am   |   0 Comments

Obama’s answers to the Gulf crisis rely less on dramatic leadership and more on government expertise (a phrase many conservatives consider oxymoronic).

American companies are some of BP’s biggest investors

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 15, 2010 at 9:04am   |   0 Comments

When BP’s stock plummets, it’s not just British pensioners who suffer.

As BP pitchman, Tony Hayward is throwing tarballs

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 4, 2010 at 11:02am   |   0 Comments

BP is airing television ads featuring CEO Tony Hayward expressing regrets and promising to make things right.

BP collects billions in U.S. government contracts

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 28, 2010 at 3:44am   |   2 Comments

How about barring BP from the federal trough?

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