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For far too long these vested interests have dictated outcomes & gained privilege way beyond the acceptable. It is time now to insist they "follow the rules" & use best practice to ensure a sustainable future!

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Trump excels at being the most myopic in a line of abysmal World leaders - he totally lacks any ability as shown by the way he strips every social & environmental safeguard at a time when the World stands poised to experience a cataclysmic finale which will engulf us all ! As the pandemic proves Trump has led the US to disaster but he remains unaware of the tragedy !

Trump EPA Plan to Gut Emission Rules for Oil and Gas Industry Denounced as 'Beyond Comprehension'

"If Trump is reelected and this rule sticks, it is probably the single most consequential near-term climate decision of his presidency."

Chevron has escaped its responsibilities with the connivance of crooked lawyers & Governments ! The legacy is well shown here & the tragic events are clear to see for all time. The end of the priceless Amazon is being cast & the World will increasingly find the cost as the World's ecosystem goes into free-fall ! Our young will never forgive us - we will ALL be affected !!!!!!

The World's Worst Oil Related Disaster You've Never Heard Of | I Was There

Chevron has escaped its responsibilities with the connivance of crooked lawyers & Governments ! The legacy is well shown here & the tragic events are clear to see for all time. The end of the priceless Amazon is being cast & the World will increasingly find the cost as the World's ecosystem goes into free-fall ! Our young will never forgive us - we will ALL be affected !!!!!!

Sanders and AOC's Fracking Ban Angers Centrists and Their Fossil Fuel Backers - it is crystal clear fracking is detrimental to water quality either directly or indirectly & it perpetuates the fossil fuel industry which has to be curbed & alternative clean energy promoted. The need for change is NOW !

Sanders and AOC's Fracking Ban Angers Centrists and Their Fossil Fuel Backers

Democrats unveiled their own climate bills this week, but only the fracking ban would stop the fossil fuel boom.

Big Oil wants to dump more wastewater into rivers. What could go wrong? | Grist Water quality is pivotal to our lives across the spectrum but that could be in distinct jeopardy ! Once lost the effects from bad water discharge could ruin forever !

Big Oil wants to dump more wastewater into rivers. What could go wrong?

Wastewater from drilling and fracking contains hundreds of toxic chemicals, many of which are poorly understood.

Phillips 66 announced Wednesday it plans to reconfigure its Rodeo, Calif., facility to produce renewable fuel from used cooking oils, fats, greases and soybean oils by 2024. An interesting development with potential to a circular-type economy & environmental benefits if the thrust is on reuse!

Giant oil company is building world's largest facility to turn vegetable oil and grease into cleaner gasoline

Phillips 66 announced Wednesday it plans to reconfigure its Rodeo, Calif., facility to produce renewable fuel from used cooking oils, fats, greases and soybean oils by 2024.

Steven Donziger, Who Battled Chevron in Ecuador, Has Been Disbarred

Steven Donziger, Who Battled Chevron in Ecuador, Has Been Disbarred

After helping indigenous Ecuadorians win a $9.8 billion verdict against Chevron for polluting the Amazon rainforest, Steven Donziger’s decades-long advocacy ended in his disbarment on Thursday.

So We're All in This Together...Really? What About Big Oil? - CounterPunch.org This is an excellent article  one of deep concern as to how plans to start war with Iran could well be being advanced in Washington ! We are not being told the truth - again ! They are, likely,  hatching plans to provoke another war !

So We're All in This Together...Really? What About Big Oil? - CounterPunch.org

What are we make of the fact that the price of oil tanked to below zero per barrel on April 22, the greatest drop in history? The price has gone up slightly since then, hovering around $16 a barrel on April 25th, but it is still severely depressed. Who will suffer from this? And perhaps more importantly, who will gain? More

Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty - this highlights some of the "side effects" of fracking. Many of the long-term effects will not be realised for years to come when most of the guilty parties have long gone !!

Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty

Is New Mexico's state government aiding and abetting fracking companies' damage to humans and the environment?

Chevron has to be brought to account   over its criminal acts in Ecuadorian Amazon. This Company should spend some of its resources on addressing the situation rather than employing legal counsel to duck for cover!

Ecuadoreans Won’t Back Down in Fighting Chevron-Texaco Over Amazon Oil Disaster - Upside Down World

Years into the fight to hold Chevron-Texaco accountable for the “Amazon Chernobyl,” those involved are still struggling to win justice for victims, clean up the rainforest, and combat corporate impunity. With the future of their communities and the environment at stake, they refuse to give up. [...]

A controlled burn of oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill sends towers of fire hundreds of feet into the air over the Gulf of Mexico on June 9, 2010. - When will we ever learn & Trump is adding to the toxic legacy offered our kids  !!!

Opinion | Ten Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, We’re on Course to Repeat One of Our Worst Mistakes

In the past few years, the Trump administration has signaled that it wants to vastly expand offshore drilling, including lifting drilling bans in parts of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

An interesting perspective - Shell wants OUR solutions but where have THEY been all these years ? Companies like Chevron remind us of THEIR attitudes to the public - in that case they have fought for years to resist cleaning up the mess they left the tribes in the Amazon to cleanup ! Of course they can't & Chevron "gave them the middle finger" - result A HUGE PROBLEM IN WHAT WAS PRIME RAINFOREST ! BASTARD OIL COMPANIES!

Shell's Twitter fail: We want YOU to solve climate change!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others ridiculed the oil company's post.

Two new climate lawsuits give Big Oil the tobacco treatment | Grist This is like "music to our ears"  - smart thinking in targeting the power of Big Oil ! These greasy bastards have "worked the system' & used high-powered lawyers & their "deep-pockets"  as did the tobacco lobby before them. Corrupt politicians provided the "easy path"! Now we must get serious & "pull the rug" from under this corruption & sheer graft ! Bravo !

Two new climate lawsuits give Big Oil the tobacco treatment

Two new lawsuits from Minnesota and Washington, D.C., hint that climate lawsuits against Big Oil might be making a comeback.

The Beginning of the End for Oil? | Common Dreams Views- Clearly we are facing highly changing times at a pace where most will be challenged. We have to "hold on tight" it's sure going to be a wild ride !

Opinion | The Beginning of the End for Oil?

Energy in a post-pandemic world.

Chevron has had a tatty record on protecting human rights in the Amazon where it has resisted clean-up from its botched attempts to extract with the result that huge tracts of pristine forest has been left in a "sorry state" denying the tribes their sustenance ! Now they want to present a caring face - bastards !!

Chevron’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Tweet Prompts a Debate About Big Oil and Environmental Justice - Inside Climate News

When Chevron tweeted “black lives matter” on June 5, the multinational U.S. energy corporation evoked a visceral reaction from many climate activists. “Your performative solidarity with the Black community is an absolute joke,” Communities for a Better Environment, a California-based environmental justice organization, responded. “You should be ashamed of yourself for killing, poisoning and ruining […]

These oil and gas veterans are trying to clean up the industry’s mess, one well at a time. This highlights the shortsightedness of many authorities & the willingness of oil companies to exploit ! That these far-sighted guys are making huge efforts to address the situation is applaudable BUT where is the action from the lethargic authorities ?

Millions of oil wells have been abandoned. Who will clean them up?

The number of abandoned oil and gas wells is on the verge of exploding. These industry insiders want to be part of the solution.