Tag Archives: oil companies

Picking it Up Again with Al Gore Singing

26 Nov

Although this campaign has been carrying on quietly all along, it’s time to pick up the pace again.

There is no future in oil.

Keep repeating that phrase. Email it, blog it, post it, tweet it, sing it, shout it from the rooftops, pray it, call it out unexpectedly during sex.

Here is a clever video taking some of Al Gore’s comments and others about climate change and turning them into music.

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There is no Future in Prop 23

4 Sep

Prop 23, pushed by oil money, would suspend California’s visionary clean energy laws. Those in favor will argue that the laws kill jobs. This is a smoke screen for the oil industry. Thick black smelly oil-fire smoke.

A group of 118 economists have refuted the claim. The laws actually create more jobs in future-oriented energy initiatives.

Protect AB 32! Defeat Prop 23!

There is no future in oil!

Current Stats

26 Jul

These totals are cumulative as of 11/23/12:

Hits on this blog: 1058

Facebook page “likes”: 304

Website hits: 282

YouTube views of “Pouring Oil on a Banana”: 111

YouTube views of “Pouring Oil on an Agapanthus”:  75

YouTube views of “Pouring Oil on Ken in Fishnet Stockings”:  190

The numbers keep creeping up! Little by little, the word is getting out: There is no Future in Oil!

“Fronts” for the Oil Industry

26 Jul

There is no future in oil.

The American Energy Alliance (AEA) was founded in 2008 by Thomas Pyle, who previously lobbied on behalf of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association and Koch Industries and who previously worked for Congressman Tom Delay (R-TX), when Delay served as Whip and before Delay, as House Majority Leader, stepped down from the U.S. House of Representatives under an ethical cloud.

AEA states that its aim is to “create a climate that encourages the advancement of free market energy policies” and in particular ensure drilling for oil is allowed in the Artic National Wildlife refuge and in US coastal waters.

On its website it lists the Institute for Energy Research (IER) as a “partner” organization and states that it is the “grassroots arm” of IER. AEA states that, by “communicating IER’s decades of scholarly research to the grassroots, AEA will empower citizens with facts so that people who believe in freedom can reclaim the moral high ground in the national public policy debates in the energy and environmental arena.”

From www.sourcewatch.org.

Oil Subsidies

20 Jul

“…an examination of the American tax code indicates that oil production is among the most heavily subsidized businesses, with tax breaks available at virtually every stage of the exploration and extraction process.

According to the most recent study by the Congressional Budget Office, released in 2005, capital investments like oil field leases and drilling equipment are taxed at an effective rate of 9 percent, significantly lower than the overall rate of 25 percent for businesses in general and lower than virtually any other industry.“

From “As Oil Industry Fights a Tax, It Reaps Subsidies” New York Times online

Even though there is no future in oil, we’re still paying for it.