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Obama: End taxpayer subsidies of oil companies

Stop subsidizing oil companies Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address Saturday, April 30, 2011 Washington, DC After the worst recession since the Great Depression, our economy is growing again, and we’ve gained almost 2 million private sector jobs over … Continue reading

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Boehner: Oil Companies “gonna pay taxes and they should”

House Speaker Republican John Boehner unexpectedly committed a treasonous act by telling ABC News oil companies were “gonna pay their fair share in taxes and should” suggesting elimination of the oil depletion allowance. Continue reading

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Oil hits Alabama’s Mobile Bay

Crews begin installing a protective boom across the mouth of Mobile Bay in Alabama May 11, 2010. Oil workers, volunteers and the military have been battling to shut off a gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and stop … Continue reading

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Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf

Photo credit: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visited a wildlife treatment center in Louisiana on Saturday. Jim Wilson, The New York Times. Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one … Continue reading

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Senator Murkowski blocks increasing liability caps on oil companies

Alaska’s senior senator blocked legislation Thursday that would have dramatically increased liability caps on oil companies, in the wake of one of the industry’s biggest disasters. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) objected to a voice vote request by Sen. Robert Menendez … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Is off-shore drilling for oil worth it? I have my doubts. The oil from the BP spill is now onshore leaving much devastation in it’s wake. Wildlife killed indiscriminately. Nature’s food chain broken, perhaps irrevocably. The fishing industry along the … Continue reading

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Pickens Plan Talking Points

– Today is Energy Independence Day and the One-Year Anniversary of the Pickens Plan. – The goal of the Pickens Plan is to make us safer here at home and create millions of high paying new jobs by ending our … Continue reading

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Pickens Plan: Dependence on foreign oil is a national security issue

What do you think would happen if the foreign countries, upon who we now depend for oil, were to cut the United State’s supply of their oil? We would disintegrate as a nation. This recession were are in would be … Continue reading

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T. Boone Pickens and alternative fuel

Americans are currently enjoying lower gasoline prices as oil hovers below $40 a barrel. But Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens says it would be foolish to think that oil prices will remain low. The outspoken billionaire was on Capitol Hill … Continue reading

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