ExxonMobil Mired in Controversy after Monday’s Trump Rally

ExxonMobil Mired in Controversy after Monday’s Trump Rally

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer At a  rally in Prescott, AZ, on Monday, President Donald Trump described a theoretical fundraising call he had with the CEO of ExxonMobil, in which he accepted a bribe from the oil giant.  Trump said: “I call the head of Exxon. I don’t know, you know, ‘How are you […]

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Maui Joins Growing Number of Counties and States Suing Big Oil

Maui Joins Growing Number of Counties and States Suing Big Oil

By Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer As Maui, Hawaii begins its “managed retreat” from its coastline due to sea-level rise caused by climate change, the county filed a lawsuit this week against big oil companies including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, and ConocoPhillips to pay the costs of the move. The suit alleges that the companies knew […]

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ExxonMobil Plans to Emit 21 Million Additional Tons of Carbon Per Year

ExxonMobil Plans to Emit 21 Million Additional Tons of Carbon Per Year

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer    Leaked internal documents from Exxon Mobil reveal that the corporation is planning for an increase in its annual carbon emissions by as much as the output of the entire nation of Greece. While plummeting oil prices in April drove Exxon to cut a third of its spending budget, […]

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Warren’s New Plan Would Punish Exxon for Lying to Regulators

Warren’s New Plan Would Punish Exxon for Lying to Regulators

Yesterday, presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren released a plan (!) calling for companies who have misled federal regulators to be prosecuted under a new corporate perjury law.

She also singled out Exxon as her example, tying in climate change to her signature anti-corruption platform.

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Texas chemical explosion kills worker, 3rd plant explosion in 3 weeks

Texas chemical explosion kills worker, 3rd plant explosion in 3 weeks

Yesterday in Crosby, Texas (about 25 miles northeast of Houston) a tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire at a KMCO chemical plant, killing one worker, critically injuring two others and sending panicked employees fleeing over a fence to safety. This was the third explosion in the petrochemical industry in the past 3 weeks (the […]

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EVs for Show at the Auto Show in Detroit

EVs for Show at the Auto Show in Detroit

The major U.S. and foreign auto companies are racing to catch up to Tesla in the EV market, and are using this year’s auto show in Detroit to make the PR point, but there are few vehicles ready for market yet.   According to the AP, one of the reasons is that SUVs and trucks make up 72% of the new vehicles sold in the U.S. last month, compared to 49% in December 2012.  Thus, these new EVs will need to be SUVs, according to Axios.  But only two of the vehicles scheduled to be “rolled out” at the Detroit auto show are electrified, AP notes, and neither is available for sale yet. 

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