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‘CEO’ Tillerson Faces Internal Skeptics

One of Rex Tillerson’s first directives as U.S. secretary of state was an order to senior staff that his briefing materials not exceed two pages. It was a reflection of Tillerson’s management style honed at the helm of Exxon Mobil, and one reason his closest aides at the State Department refer to him as “the CEO” rather than “the Secretary.”

February 20, 2017
Infrastructure, Solar Power, Energy, Oil, Coal, Mitch McConnnell, Koch brothers, politics, environment, Renewable Energy, Froma Harrop

Solar-Power Amendment On Florida’s Ballot A ‘Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’

The solar-power amendment on Florida’s ballot is a slick, oily fraud. Promoted as a way to expand solar energy and protect residents who want it, Amendment 1 would do just the opposite.

October 25, 2016
A sign is seen at the entrance of the Exxonmobil Port Allen Lubricants Plant in Port Allen, Louisiana, November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Celano

Is ExxonMobil Responsible For Lying About Climate Change? Republican Senators Say Fraud Is ‘Free Speech’

A group of Republican senators has written a letter to the U.S. Attorney General to stifle any future federal inquiries concerning climate change, claiming it violates the First Amendment rights of corporations like Exxon, which suppressed its research into the phenomenon for several decades.

May 27, 2016
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Why Did Christie Settle With Exxon?

The answer could be money, relationships, or budget machinations — but it’s definitely not good for New Jersey.

March 13, 2015

Christie Loves New Jersey — He Just Loves Oil Money More

It’s easier to bully an ordinary citizen than an oil giant.

March 2, 2015

Arkansas Spill Pollution Case Against Exxon Can Proceed, Court Says

By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News Federal and state attorneys who sued Exxon Mobil Corp. over its Arkansas pipeline spill have won court rulings to keep the lawsuit alive and to deny the company’s attempt to limit the information it must provide in the case. The rulings, which came last month, represent a critical step forward […]

July 1, 2014

You’re Paying More For Gasoline, And Here’s Why

By Kevin G. Hall and Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Think you’re paying more than you should be for gasoline right now? You are. Prices tend to spike around Memorial Day, when increased demand cuts against a limited supply as refiners convert from winter fuels to summer blends. But by the middle of […]

June 27, 2014
Infrastructure, Energy, Environment

Exxon Mobil Eyes July Restart For Ruptured Pipeline’s South Leg, Worrying Residents

By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News Exxon Mobil intends to restart the southern portion of its Pegasus oil pipeline on July 1, ending a 15-month shutdown that began when the pipeline ruptured and flooded a residential street in Arkansas with crude. The move is a disappointment to Texans like Barbara Lawrence, who said the 1950s-era southern […]

June 23, 2014

Authorities Knew Of Weakness, But Could Not Shutdown Oil Pipeline In Yellowstone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal inspectors found a problem in an oil pipeline a month before it ruptured in a Montana river, but it was not significant enough to force a shutdown, the government’s top pipeline regulator said Wednesday. Cynthia Quarterman, administrator of the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, told a Senate committee that […]

July 21, 2011