House Passes Bill Making Protesting Big Oil Punishable by $5,000 Fine

Environmentalists say lawmakers reluctance to address the bill’s environmental concerns is likely a result of not wanting to bite the hand that feeds them.

Last week the U.S. House passed multiple pro-oil, anti-environmental pieces of legislation that would, among other things, charge a $5,000 fee in order to file an official protest against a proposed drilling project, sparking outrage from environmentalists and First Amendment advocates alike. One of those bills, the Federal Land Jobs and Energy

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“The Next Saudi Arabia”: An Australia Desert Town of 3,500

If the preliminary data is true, the Land Down Under will soon have 12 percent of the world’s oil reserves.

In January, officials in Australia announced they had found a shale oil field that contained more “black gold” than what’s found in Iran (137 billion barrels), Iraq (115 billion barrels), Canada (175 billion barrels) or Venezuela (211 billion barrels). Discovered underneath the small Southern Australian town of Coober Pedy in the Arckaringa Basin

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Revelation: Feds OK’d Offshore Drilling Without Full Environmental Review

Oil companies are using the controversial process known as fracking to extract oil off the coast of California.

Environmental advocates are crying foul after the discovery that oil companies are using the controversial process known as fracking to extract oil off the coast of California, warning that the West Coast operations could become the norm from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico. According to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act

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