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American Petroleum Institute Touts Oil Exports to Fend Off Iran, Russia Despite API Members Tied to Both Countries

American Petroleum Institute Touts Oil Exports to Fend Off Iran, Russia Despite API Members Tied to Both Countries
The American Petroleum Institute (API) has launched a new advertising campaign in its ongoing push to oust the U.S. oil exports ban in place since 1975. One of the most recent ads, titled “Crude Oil Exports and National Security” on YouTube, starts off with ominous music and asks, “Who loves the ban on U.S.crude oil exports?” The answer, says API, is “Iran and Russia, not exactly our best friends.” Not mentioned: both countries currently maintain business ties with API's dues-paying members.
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Boulder Weekly "Frackademia" Investigation Reveals CU Boulder Owned by Oil and Gas Industry

Boulder Weekly "Frackademia" Investigation Reveals CU Boulder Owned by Oil and Gas Industry
Boulder Weekly, a Boulder, Colorado alternative weekly newspaper, has published a 10,000 word ”frackademia” investigation in a special edition of the newspaper. The long-form investigation by Joel Dyer — based on thousands of documents obtained by Greenpeace USA — exposes the ongoing partnership between the University of Colorado-Boulder's Leeds School of Business and the Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR), the latter an oil and gas industry front group.
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A More Civil Union: Big Oil and Labor Learning to Get Along

A More Civil Union: Big Oil and Labor Learning to Get Along
Sitting down to eat barbecue at the Pipefitters Local 211 union hall in Houston, American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard may have looked out of place. However, with as many as 500,000 new jobs to find workers for in the Gulf Coast region (by the year 2020), the expectation that big company management and labor will forever be at odds is getting called into question.
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Oil Industry Chides Media Coverage of Shale, Doesn't Address Health and Safety Concerns

Quite often, rather than responding to the issues raised in a responsible fashion, industry PR shops have questioned the motives and qualifications of journalists who investigate the problems with shale gas development, and especially those who delve into the industry’s economic prospects.
How much longer can the shale gas industry attempt to play the victim, when all the evidence compiled by investigative journalists points to significant cause for concern about threats to drinking water and public health, as well as the economic fallout of the shale gas bubble?
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