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  • There’s an Oil Spill in Greenpoint, Brooklyn?

    For three decades BP, ExxonMobil and Chevron have been slowly cleaning up a giant oil spill trapped beneath the ground in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint, New York.  CNN Senior Correspondent, Allan Chernoff, reported that BP, Exxon Mobil and Chevron did not directly spill most of the oil; they inherited their respective properties in Greenpoint from predecessor […] More

  • Chevron Gets Ad-Jacked

    Yesterday, Chevron launched a new advertising campaign called We Agree. According to the company news release: The campaign highlights the common ground Chevron shares with people around the world on key energy issues.  It also describes the actions the company takes in producing energy responsibly and in supporting the communities where it operates. Not everyone […] More

  • Going Green… When Nobody is Looking

    After watching nearly five hours of last week’s boisterous NFL kickoff special in New Orleans, one might forget that the Gulf region is still recovering from one of the worst environmental calamities in American history.  And yet, the media’s recent coverage of the oil cleanup has been sunnier than Taylor Swift’s pre-game ballads.  As bacteria […] More

  • Sustainable Consumption: Proliferating a Discussion

    A recent post by Aron Cramer, President and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) prompts the consumer to look inwards when contemplating what went wrong with the BP oil spill and the crisis on Wall Street.  These recent crises have a common thread, he points out, insatiable consumer demand. Who doesn’t want the latest gadget […] More

  • Strategic CSR Basics for Naysayers

    The CSR community has been abuzz this week reacting to a recent article in the Washington Post regarding BP’s Corporate Social Responsibility, or lack thereof. In it author Chrystia Freeland purports “many of the business disasters of the past 24 months have been facilitated by the mini-industry of corporate social responsibility,” calling CSR a “fetish […] More

  • Solar or oil: is that a legitimate question?

    Last week, a story titled Texas Oil Baron Is Promoting Solar Energy ran in the New York Times. Written by freelance environmental journalist Todd Woody, it was about a commercial featuring Larry Hagman, posing as the Texas oil tycoon J.R. Ewing that he played on the TV show Dallas. In the commercial, the former faux-oilman […] More

  • What The BP Disaster Teaches Us: Natural Gas Matters

    “Perfect is the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire [Dictionnaire Philosophique — 1764] Yesterday’s news from the Gulf was better than it has been: BP has begun to make consequential strides at plugging the deep-water oil leak. Since the explosion, we’ve seen dramatic responses from the left (no more oil and gas exploration), the right […] More

  • BP is the 4th Most Profitable Company in the World

    According to Fortune, BP is ranked number four on its annual Global 500 Most Profitable list. Based on 2009 data, BP made $16,578 million in profits, and the oil giant is going to need every penny. The cost to repair (if that’s even possible) the worst oil spill in U.S. history is running into the […] More

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