Dems fight cute on GOP ties to Big Oil

R-Oil Wedding graphic

Normally I don't pass along really blatant partisan propaganda. But because I think Big Oil's control over Washington is the biggest barrier America faces to enacting a sensible energy policy in the face of peak oil and climate change, I found the R-Oil Wedding campaign from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee just too good to ignore. Don't get me wrong: I agree with Ralph Nader … [Read more...]

Top 5 myths about subsidies to oil companies

Tar Sands Banner at Calgary Tower

Can the president who killed Osama bin Laden now stand up to Big Oil? Encouraged by comments made by House Speaker John Boehner that subsidies for oil and gas companies should be on the table, Democrats led by Montana Sen. Max Baucus last week revived their stalled effort to cut billions per year in taxpayer handouts to the largest oil companies. No surprise, Big Oil is not going gently into … [Read more...]