Month: December 2016

The Latest Battery of Charges against Electric Cars

Production of the lithium batteries that power electric vehicles—the “environmentally conscious” status symbol for those who can afford them—is taking a huge toll on impoverished indigenous people around the world, according to the latest report in an investigative series by...

/ December 20, 2016

Kids’ Crude TV Show Wins an Emmy

In a refreshing change of pace, a kids’ TV show about the benefits of crude oil—which “impacts almost every aspect of our lives”—recently won a regional Emmy award (Chicago / Midwest Chapter) for “Outstanding Achievement for Children/Youth/Teen Programming.” The program,...

/ December 13, 2016

The high (hidden) costs of battery electric vehicles

Jon Stewart got under the skin of his liberal fans (again) during a recent TimesTalk interview when he pointed out the hypocrisy of people who say that Trump supporters “give tacit support to a racist system.” Referring to the iPhone,...

/ December 8, 2016

The Financial Assault, Part 2: RAN is at it again

The activists at the Rainforest Action Network have ramped up their campaign against the banks financing the Dakota Access pipeline. Last month, RAN called on Citigroup to “halt all further loan disbursements for the Dakota Access pipeline and ensure that...

/ December 4, 2016