Stories in the category Environment

The big money behind GOP denial of climate change

By Laurie Bennett

June 6, 2017 at 2:59pm

Not only has Donald Trump filled his cabinet and his White House staff with people who deny or question the existence of climate change, he has adopted almost verbatim the language of the fossil-fuel industry, the New York Times noted Sunday.

Why Donald Trump loves coal miners

By Laurie Bennett

June 2, 2017 at 7:10am

Not even the leaders of the coal industry believe that coal jobs can come back.

Tesla founder withdrawing from Trump panels

By Muckety

June 1, 2017 at 4:50pm

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

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.

Dow Chemical wants help from the White House

By Laurie Bennett

April 21, 2017 at 5:56am

Dow Chemical is lobbying the Trump administration to ignore federal scientists’ findings that a group of pesticides pose an environmental danger, the Associated Press reports.

Trump picks climate-change denier to head EPA

By Laurie Bennett

December 8, 2016 at 11:22am

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

Wal-Mart’s ties to the Environmental Defense Fund

By Muckety

November 8, 2013 at 8:08am

Wal-Mart and the Environmental Defense Fund are enjoying an extremely close relationship, Grist notes.

Spinmeister of the week: Exxon Mobil

By Laurie Bennett

April 14, 2013 at 7:18am

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

There is much discussion these days about a Republican pivot.

Elon Musk has the last laugh (for now, anyway)

By Laurie Bennett

November 13, 2012 at 4:02am

While many are gloating over last week’s election results, few have more cause than serial entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Grandsons of industry titans work for marine environment

By Laurie Bennett

December 28, 2011 at 8:55am

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Mabus oversees both U.S. Navy and Gulf restoration

By Laurie Bennett

June 18, 2010 at 9:16am

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

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

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

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

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