Tag Archives: Big Oil


Keystone Pipeline Leaks

210,000 gallons

“A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in Marshall County, South Dakota,” CNN reports. “Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and officials are investigating the cause of the leak. This is the largest Keystone oil spill to date in South Dakota.”

Poetic Justice

All Hat, No Brain

Rick Perry is dumb, but it’s not his fault,
And he blends right in with the GOP gestalt.
But Rick sounds like a super-moron,
When he says that by keeping the lights on,
Fossil fuels actually can prevent sexual assault.


Solar Employs More Americans than Coal, Oil and Gas Combined


According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation sector’s workforce in 2016, while fossil fuels combined accounted for just 22 percent.

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Advocates for Canada’s Keystone Pipeline Rely on the ‘Stupidity of American Voters’

Route of Canada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline through the United States
Route of Canada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline through the United States

A bill to enable construction of Canada’s Keystone XL pipeline across the American Heartland failed by one vote, 59-41, in the Senate yesterday. Although the lameduck Democratic leadership put the bill up for vote in quixotic hopes of helping Sen. Mary Landrieu win her runoff election against tea partyist Bill Cassidy in Louisiana, all the “no” votes came from Democrats.

Republicans vow to bring Keystone up for a vote again when they take control of Congress next year. And while polls are on their side at the moment, support for their position appears to be slipping. A Pew poll released this week found that 59 percent of Americans support building the pipeline — but support is down from 66 percent in March 2013.

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Ad Wars: Obama 2012 Takes on Big Oil

The Obama-Biden campaign’s first semi-official ad for 2012, rebuts ads funded by Big Oil that falsely criticize the administration’s energy policy.

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Vote on Ending Big Oil’s Government Handout Came Down to the Math

  • Since Obama became president, my dog’s hip dysplasia has gotten worse.
  • Since Obama became president, my car’s value has decreased.
  • Since Obama became president, violence in Syria has skyrocketed.
  • Since Obama became president, all kinds of sh*t has happened.

How about it? What else has changed over three years that we can blame on Obama? Anybody?

Back here in Realityland, we are amazed at the low-information people who eat up this post hoc mess, produced by the American Energy Alliance. The AEA is a lobbying group opposed to Obama’s plan to discontinue government subsidies for the richest industry in the world, which quit needing government subsidies in the days before Jed Clampett became a millionaire.

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