The death of Osama bin Laden and the threat of peak oil

Osama bin Laden TV screenshot

With the death of Osama bin Laden, can America now face threats to our future more dangerous than al Qaeda -- peak oil and climate change? After the 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush called for the American people to show our unity with each other and our defiance of terrorists who would target the American way of life by going shopping. "Get down to Disney World in Florida," he said. "Take your … [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...]