It’s official: index fund giant Vanguard Group voted against Exxon Mobil management for the first time to require the oil and gas giant to report on climate change, according to proxy voting records published by Vanguard on Thursday.
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Nathan Taft is graduate from the University of Washington where he majored in Political Science with a focus on International Security and served as an editor on UW's campus paper, The Daily. He's proud to be fighting for cleaner air, a stronger economy, and better national security by giving Americans choice at the pump.
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Gasoline prices surged to a two-year high at the pump Thursday after the owner of the largest pipeline in the U.S. reported that shipments are being sharply curtailed, spreading the economic pain from Hurricane Harvey throughout the nation.
A Democratic U.S. senator on Wednesday urged the FBI to investigate whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn broke the law when he called for biofuels policies that would have benefited his investments while serving as an adviser to President Donald Trump.
Motorists from Maine to Florida will soon feel the wrath of Hurricane Harvey without seeing a single raindrop.
For years, much of the nation’s refinery capacity and chemical production have been concentrated along the swamps and narrow inlets of the Gulf of Mexico, risking devastation in a monster storm.
74 incidents of excess air pollution have been reported since the hurricane hit, totaling more than one million pounds of emissions. More is on the way.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the most important thing is to ensure that those in its direct path are safe and have the help they need. We must work together to offer whatever support we can so the people impacted can return home and begin rebuilding their lives.
In Northern Colorado, there are growing concerns in neighborhoods and communities about oil and gas wells sitting too close to their homes and schools. Last Spring, the danger became clearer when a home exploded in Firestone, Colo., killing two people, after a small pipeline connected to a well began leaking odorless gas into the basement.
The Colonial Pipeline said its system, which runs from Texas to New Jersey, is starting to have problems stemming from Hurricane Harvey. The notice from the company adds to concern that Houston’s hard-hit energy infrastructure could result in higher fuel prices or shortages in other parts of the country.
Former Shell president John Hofmeister, a member of Fuel Freedom’s board, said Tropical Storm Harvey poses risks to the U.S. energy supply during an appearance on Fox Business.
Fuel Freedom is a non-profit with a simple mission: break America's oil addiction by bringing competition to the U.S. transportation fuel market.
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