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Great video – using clips from ads and news reels – to show the dangers of the Keystone XL pipeline

A must-see video concerning the dangers of the Keystone XL pipeline and the misinformation swirling around. Anybody want these spills in your backyard? PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

Video: Polar bear vs the Keystone XL Pipeline

Spokesman for the polar bear speaks out against the Keystone XL Pipeline – through music. PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

Open Letter to the President: Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

The odds that President Obama will read the following blog letter addressed to him are extremely slim – probably the same odds that I will be elected President of the United States during any future election. But I’m going to post it anyway. Who Cares? – Right? It’s the joy of blogging. Mr President, One […]

Former TransCanada employee has harsh words for company’s practices

A former TransCanada Corp. employee testified last week about the company before a Canadian Senate committee and used phrases such as a “culture of noncompliance” and “coercion” and “deeply entrenched business practices that ignored legally required regulations and codes” and “significant public safety risks” – according to an articled posted Tuesday on the Huffington Post […]

Two articles – two typical quotes from industry insiders

One of the common themes from Big Oil and industries that exploit animals are the typical quotes spewed by the insiders when the time comes to defend cases where animals are harmed or die. After the recent rupture of Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas the company put out a written statement concerning the impact of […]

Aerial video of Exxon oil spill in Arkansas

Once again, we have another environmental disaster. But Big Oil will mark it down as no big deal. And at some point in the not too distant future, someone will appear on a cable news show to ask – “What spill? We never have spills.” PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

Pack of Putrid Punditry Award: Rep. Steve Stockman

I haven’t handed out a Pack of Putrid Punditry Award in a long while. But this week, we have someone fully deserving of the (dis)honor. Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas Tweeted the following recently – “The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out.” For him, […]

Once again, Big Oil shows it just doesn’t care

The AP reports the delay in Exxon’s response to the 2011 oil spill along the Yellowstone River in Montana made the disaster much worse. Fish and other wildlife were killed along 70 miles of riverbank and the cleanup lasted for months. Approximately 63,000 gallons of crude poured into the river. BP covered up the amount […]

On the Environment: BP suspended and Amazon deforestation rate is down

On the environmental front, there are two areas of good news this week: The Environmental Protection Agency as announced BP has received a suspension from being issued new contracts with the US government. The Associated Press reports the EPA suspension has arrised due to BP’s “lack of business integrity as demonstrated by the company’s conduct […]

Property rights teaming with the right to a healthy environment – vs. the Keystone XL Pipeline

In the vary state synonymous with oil, property owners are fighting back against TransCanada and its Keystone XL Pipeline. The Associated Press is reporting nearly half of the steel used in the construction of the pipeline is not American-made, the company is not promising to hire local employees and there is no guarantee being offered […]