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For far too long these vested interests have dictated outcomes & gained privilege way beyond the acceptable. It is time now to insist they "follow the rules" & use best practice to ensure a sustainable future!

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Trump Administration To Undo Limits On Methane, Ignoring Environmental Concerns Even some oil and gas companies oppose the EPA plan to loosen regulation of the potent greenhouse gas.

Trump EPA Plan to Gut Emission Rules for Oil and Gas Industry Denounced as 'Beyond Comprehension'

"If Trump is reelected and this rule sticks, it is probably the single most consequential near-term climate decision of his presidency."

Chevron has escaped its responsibilities with the connivance of crooked lawyers & Governments ! The legacy is well shown here & the tragic events are clear to see for all time. The end of the priceless Amazon is being cast & the World will increasingly find the cost as the World's ecosystem goes into free-fall ! Our young will never forgive us - we will ALL be affected !!!!!!

The World's Worst Oil Related Disaster You've Never Heard Of | I Was There

Chevron has escaped its responsibilities with the connivance of crooked lawyers & Governments ! The legacy is well shown here & the tragic events are clear to see for all time. The end of the priceless Amazon is being cast & the World will increasingly find the cost as the World's ecosystem goes into free-fall ! Our young will never forgive us - we will ALL be affected !!!!!!

Phillips 66 announced Wednesday it plans to reconfigure its Rodeo, Calif., facility to produce renewable fuel from used cooking oils, fats, greases and soybean oils by 2024. An interesting development with potential to a circular-type economy & environmental benefits if the thrust is on reuse! Phillips 66, Oil Refinery, Big Oil, Crude Oil, Sustainable Energy, Greenhouse Gases, Rodeo, Climate Change, Reuse

Giant oil company is building world's largest facility to turn vegetable oil and grease into cleaner gasoline

Phillips 66 announced Wednesday it plans to reconfigure its Rodeo, Calif., facility to produce renewable fuel from used cooking oils, fats, greases and soybean oils by 2024.

Steven Donziger, Who Battled Chevron in Ecuador, Has Been Disbarred Human Rights Organizations, Human Rights Lawyer, Contempt Of Court, House Arrest, Big Oil, Protest Signs, Take Action, Smart People, Investigations
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Steven Donziger, Who Battled Chevron in Ecuador, Has Been Disbarred

After helping indigenous Ecuadorians win a $9.8 billion verdict against Chevron for polluting the Amazon rainforest, Steven Donziger’s decades-long advocacy ended in his disbarment on Thursday.

Distant Quakes Trigger Temblors in the Oil Patch: Study

So We're All in This Together...Really? What About Big Oil? - CounterPunch.org

What are we make of the fact that the price of oil tanked to below zero per barrel on April 22, the greatest drop in history? The price has gone up slightly since then, hovering around $16 a barrel on April 25th, but it is still severely depressed. Who will suffer from this? And perhaps more importantly, who will gain? More

Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty - this highlights some of the "side effects" of fracking. Many of the long-term effects will not be realised for years to come when most of the guilty parties have long gone !!

Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty

Is New Mexico's state government aiding and abetting fracking companies' damage to humans and the environment?

Human rights impacts of oil pollution: Ecuador

Ecuadoreans Won’t Back Down in Fighting Chevron-Texaco Over Amazon Oil Disaster - Upside Down World

Years into the fight to hold Chevron-Texaco accountable for the “Amazon Chernobyl,” those involved are still struggling to win justice for victims, clean up the rainforest, and combat corporate impunity. With the future of their communities and the environment at stake, they refuse to give up. [...]

An interesting perspective - Shell wants OUR solutions but where have THEY been all these years ? Companies like Chevron remind us of THEIR attitudes to the public - in that case they have fought for years to resist cleaning up the mess they left the tribes in the Amazon to cleanup ! Of course they can't & Chevron "gave them the middle finger" - result A HUGE PROBLEM IN WHAT WAS PRIME RAINFOREST ! BASTARD OIL COMPANIES!

Shell's Twitter fail: We want YOU to solve climate change!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others ridiculed the oil company's post.

Two new climate lawsuits give Big Oil the tobacco treatment | Grist This is like "music to our ears"  - smart thinking in targeting the power of Big Oil ! These greasy bastards have "worked the system' & used high-powered lawyers & their "deep-pockets"  as did the tobacco lobby before them. Corrupt politicians provided the "easy path"! Now we must get serious & "pull the rug" from under this corruption & sheer graft ! Bravo ! Big Oil, Evening Meals, Barbecue Sauce, Eating Plans, Food Items, Vegetarian Recipes, Easy Meals, Climate Change, Stuffed Peppers

Two new climate lawsuits give Big Oil the tobacco treatment

Two new lawsuits from Minnesota and Washington, D.C., hint that climate lawsuits against Big Oil might be making a comeback.

A controlled burn of oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill sends towers of fire hundreds of feet into the air over the Gulf of Mexico on June (Photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class John Masson / CC BY-ND - When will we ever learn ! Apocalypse, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Bp Oil, Oil Platform, Ocean Pollution, Edible Oil, Deep Water, All Nature, Gulf Of Mexico
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Opinion | Ten Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, We’re on Course to Repeat One of Our Worst Mistakes

In the past few years, the Trump administration has signaled that it wants to vastly expand offshore drilling, including lifting drilling bans in parts of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

Exxon Knew About Climate Change And Lied About it Since the - Green Business Network

Opinion | The Beginning of the End for Oil?

Energy in a post-pandemic world.

13 Years Is Too Long for Victims of Shell's Oil Spills to Wait for Justice - indeed this is paralleled in so many other cases like Chevron's shocking example in the Amazon. The fact that lawyers would prostitute themselves to the rapacious oil industry while the defenders of justice were left largely defenceless, is a tragedy. We must resource the affected if there is to be real justice !!!!

Opinion | 13 Years Is Too Long for Victims of Shell's Oil Spills to Wait for Justice

This case has beaten a path through the undergrowth for victims of corporate crimes. Now we need strong laws to make this avenue easier to access.

"After 13 Years, Justice!" Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil to Pay for Harm Done to Nigerian Farmers | Common Dreams News - Great news - now let's bring determined efforts to a lot more of the "fat cats" who have employed greedy lawyers to fight the indefensible like the Chevron fiasco in the Amazon ! These bastards have left a disastrous legacy & IT'S TIME TO TAKE THEM ON HEAD-ON - NOW !!!! Environmental Pollution, Environmental Justice, Royal Dutch Shell, Global Awareness, We Are All Connected, Big Oil, Hope For The Future
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"After 13 Years, Justice!" Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil to Pay for Harm Done to Nigerian Farmers

"Victims of environmental pollution, land grabbing, or exploitation now have a better chance to win a legal battle against the companies involved."

Chevron has had a tatty record on protecting human rights in the Amazon where it has resisted clean-up from its botched attempts to extract with the result that huge tracts of pristine forest has been left in a "sorry state" denying the tribes their sustenance ! Now they want to present a caring face - bastards !! Racial Diversity, Environmental Justice, Civil Rights Leaders, Big Oil, Good Environment, Good Neighbor, Sustainable Energy, Air Pollution, Oil And Gas
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Chevron’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Tweet Prompts a Debate About Big Oil and Environmental Justice - Inside Climate News

When Chevron tweeted “black lives matter” on June 5, the multinational U.S. energy corporation evoked a visceral reaction from many climate activists. “Your performative solidarity with the Black community is an absolute joke,” Communities for a Better Environment, a California-based environmental justice organization, responded. “You should be ashamed of yourself for killing, poisoning and ruining […]

These oil and gas veterans are trying to clean up the industry’s mess, one well at a time. This highlights the shortsightedness of many authorities & the willingness of oil companies to exploit ! That these far-sighted guys are making huge efforts to address the situation is applaudable BUT where is the action from the lethargic authorities ?

Millions of oil wells have been abandoned. Who will clean them up?

The number of abandoned oil and gas wells is on the verge of exploding. These industry insiders want to be part of the solution.

We stand "at the lip" of a revolution in energy systems but we have to ensure that these opportunities are not captured by the sort of tactics Big Oil has adopted for generations ! They have the potential to hijack the system & steer it to theirs & those of their vested interest mates in a "new gold rush"!

Capture of CO2 and Hydrogen as Part of Latin America's Energy Future

While struggling to increase the generation and consumption of renewable energy, Latin America is beginning to see the rise of new technologies, such as the capture and storage of carbon and hydrogen from fossil fuels or wind and solar energy. But these technologies require substantial investments and the deployment of infrastructure, which raises doubts about …