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An Oil Well Polluted a Family Farm. The Courts Let Drillers Walk Away. — ProPublica.org

An Oil Well Polluted a Family Farm. The Courts Let Drillers Walk Away. — ProPublica.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The oil and gas industry has reaped profits without ensuring there will be money to plug and clean up their wells. In Oklahoma, that work could cost more than $7 billion if it falls to the state.

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Ex-Vitol oil trader heads to US trial on Ecuador bribery charges - Reuters

Ex-Vitol oil trader heads to US trial on Ecuador bribery charges - Reuters | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

A former employee of the world's largest oil trader, Vitol, is set to go on trial in the United States this week on charges of bribing officials in Ecuador to win a $300 million contract from state oil company Petroecuador.

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November 17, 2022 11:10 PM
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Why Fixing Methane Leaks From the Oil and Gas Industry Can Be a Climate Game Changer That Pays for Itself - The Conversation

Why Fixing Methane Leaks From the Oil and Gas Industry Can Be a Climate Game Changer That Pays for Itself - The Conversation | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The cheapest, quickest way to reduce climate change without roiling the economy may be by reducing methane emissions.

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August 4, 2022 5:10 PM
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PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking - EHN.org

PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking - EHN.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

PFAS are used by the oil and gas industry, but a lack of transparency and accountability makes it impossible to know how widespread contamination could be in Pennsylvania...

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June 29, 2022 3:31 PM
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UN coordinator urges public to help stave off ‘5th largest oil spill from a tanker in history’ - Offshore-Energy.biz

UN coordinator urges public to help stave off ‘5th largest oil spill from a tanker in history’ - Offshore-Energy.biz | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
UN Coordinator has urged the public to help with funding to head off a decaying oil tanker threat and prevent an oil spill in the Red Sea.
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May 12, 2022 1:19 PM
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Here's Why Gas Is More Expensive Than Ever Despite Falling Oil Prices - BusinessInsider.com

Here's Why Gas Is More Expensive Than Ever Despite Falling Oil Prices - BusinessInsider.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Crude oil supply has rebounded, but Americans aren't feeling it at the pump. That's because refiners are charging record prices to turn oil into gas.

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March 29, 2022 6:36 PM
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Soaring crude prices make the cost of pretty much everything else go up too because we almost literally eat oil - RawStory.com

Soaring crude prices make the cost of pretty much everything else go up too because we almost literally eat oil - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The price of oil has been spiking in recent weeks in response to concerns that the war in Ukraine will significantly reduce supply. But what happens in oil markets never stays in oil markets. 

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March 7, 2022 9:17 PM
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Gas-Industry Front Group Emerges to Hinder Renewable Energy Transition in Colorado - EcoWatch.com

Gas-Industry Front Group Emerges to Hinder Renewable Energy Transition in Colorado - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

A new gas-industry front group has emerged in Colorado to undermine the transition to truly renewable energy. ...

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March 4, 2022 7:22 PM
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The Truth About Russia’s War: Our Addiction To Oil Gives Putin Power - Forbes.com

The Truth About Russia’s War: Our Addiction To Oil Gives Putin Power - Forbes.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

U.S. oil production is near record levels — which has done nothing to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression.

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November 12, 2021 11:21 PM
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California gas prices surge to $4.66 — about a penny away from an all-time record - CNN.com

California gas prices surge to $4.66 — about a penny away from an all-time record - CNN.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

California gas prices hit an average price of $4.658 a gallon Friday, about a penny short of the highest recorded average price of $4.671 for regular gasoline set in October 2012, according to AAA.

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February 18, 2021 3:38 PM
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GOP Senators Attack Biden’s Interior Secretary Pick For Wanting To Protect Land, Air - HuffPost.com

GOP Senators Attack Biden’s Interior Secretary Pick For Wanting To Protect Land, Air - HuffPost.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Turns out that Deb Haaland, a Native American lawmaker determined to tackle climate change, scares Republicans bankrolled by the oil and gas industry.

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October 18, 2020 12:59 PM
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CAMPAIGN 2020: Oil and gas industry goes in big for Trump - E&E NEWS

CAMPAIGN 2020: Oil and gas industry goes in big for Trump - E&E NEWS | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
The oil and natural gas industry has a clear favorite in the 2020 presidential election: Republican Donald Trump. Donations from workers and company executives overwhelmingly favor the president.
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September 6, 2020 4:33 PM
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Oil industry lobbies US to help weaken Kenya’s strong stance on plastic waste | The Guardian

Oil industry lobbies US to help weaken Kenya’s strong stance on plastic waste | The Guardian | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
Environmentalists fear changing Kenya’s resolve would lead to all of Africa becoming a plastics dumping ground
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Texas oil and gas group says industry is surging

Texas oil and gas group says industry is surging | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Crude oil and natural gas extraction in Texas reached record levels in 2023, according to the industry’s annual report.

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April 10, 2023 9:49 PM
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Environmental Groups Sue to Block 'Unconstitutional' New Law Allowing Fracking in Ohio State Parks - EcoWatch.com

Environmental Groups Sue to Block 'Unconstitutional' New Law Allowing Fracking in Ohio State Parks - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Environmental groups in Ohio have filed a preliminary injunction to stop the leasing of public lands to the oil and gas industry.

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October 20, 2022 9:22 PM
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New Jersey Sues 5 Oil Giants, Industry Lobby for Climate Fraud - CommonDreams.org

New Jersey Sues 5 Oil Giants, Industry Lobby for Climate Fraud - CommonDreams.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

"We will work tirelessly to make sure these companies pay every last dollar for the harm they've caused," said state AG Matthew Platkin. "If you lie to the public to protect your profits, we will hold you accountable."...

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June 29, 2022 3:34 PM
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Authorities say eroton exploration oil spill site not accessible - NigerianNewsDirect.com

Authorities say eroton exploration oil spill site not accessible - NigerianNewsDirect.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
A well at a site operated by local Nigerian firm Eroton Exploration and Production Limited has been spilling oil and gas into the Niger Delta for more than a week, the company said. The wellhead platform had been removed, making it difficult to gain access to the well,  the company said.
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June 8, 2022 7:24 PM
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Oil and gas companies likely underreporting methane emissions leaks, new investigation shows - CNNPolitics

Oil and gas companies likely underreporting methane emissions leaks, new investigation shows - CNNPolitics | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
The amount of methane that major oil and gas companies are emitting in the Permian Basin is likely significantly higher than the official numbers they are reporting to the Environmental Protection Agency, new report shows.
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May 11, 2022 11:08 PM
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Coldplay Dubbed ‘Useful Idiots for Greenwashing’ for Teaming With Oil Company Neste - EcoWatch.com

Coldplay Dubbed ‘Useful Idiots for Greenwashing’ for Teaming With Oil Company Neste - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

London band Coldplay, who have been playing music together for more than two decades, have been dubbed “useful idiots for greenwashing” for partnering with Neste, a Finnish oil company, to cut the band’s touring emissions in half, reported The Guardian.

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March 14, 2022 2:01 PM
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Make no mistake, the fossil fuel industry is for profit, not the people - TheHill.com

Make no mistake, the fossil fuel industry is for profit, not the people - TheHill.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

You know who isn’t feeling the pain of rising costs? Fossil fuel companies.

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March 4, 2022 9:51 PM
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The push to ban Russian oil is gaining steam. Here's what that means for US energy prices - CNN.com

The push to ban Russian oil is gaining steam. Here's what that means for US energy prices - CNN.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

There's growing momentum in Congress to ban US imports of Russian oil.

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December 11, 2021 7:40 PM
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Who will clean up the 'billion-dollar mess' of abandoned US oilwells? | The Guardian

Who will clean up the 'billion-dollar mess' of abandoned US oilwells? | The Guardian | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

As oil companies go out of business, they are leaving a legacy of abandoned wells that leak huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere

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February 25, 2021 9:06 PM
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U.S. Gas Industry Lobbies Against Buildings Going Electric - EcoWatch.com

U.S. Gas Industry Lobbies Against Buildings Going Electric - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Gas utilities and industry trade groups are fighting across the country to prohibit municipalities from taking steps to cut greenhouse gas pollution from buildings, efforts those utilities and groups view as an existential threat, NPR and the Washington Post report.

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November 24, 2020 12:31 PM
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Agents of Behemoth: The Five Points | M-7

Agents of Behemoth: The Five Points | M-7 | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger states: "Now the motive of the will is something perceived through the senses..."

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October 6, 2020 1:41 AM
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More than 14m tonnes of plastic believed to be at the bottom of the ocean | The Guardian

More than 14m tonnes of plastic believed to be at the bottom of the ocean | The Guardian | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
Thirty times more plastic on ocean floor than surface, analysis suggests, but more trapped on land than sea...
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