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Stop BP's Next Drilling Disaster

Right now the only thing standing between BP and the next drilling disaster is the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar. The company dodged the recent moratorium on new offshore drilling in Arctic waters off Alaska by proposing to drill from a gravel island they built, and then classifying the drilling as “onshore!” BP calls this project one of their “biggest challenges to date.”

What they’re actually proposing to do is insane. Their current plan calls for a well to be drilled that extends two miles below the seabed and then six to eight miles sideways to get at the oil they believe lies below federal waters in the Beaufort Sea. You read that correctly: drill two miles down, then drill six to eight miles sideways. It’s a disaster waiting to happen in a place where oil spill cleanup is impossible. We can’t let this happen.

Take action today and tell Secretary Salazar to deny BP’s application to drill for the Liberty project!

Stop BP's Next Disaster!!! Sign Petition;  Click Here, NOW!

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In The 2008 Presidential Race

[courtesy of OilChangeUSA.org]:

John S. McCain (R) has received $1,261,691 in oil contributions during the 2008 election campaign. $46,900 of those dollars were from industry PACS.

Barack Obama (D) has received $435,123 in oil contributions during the 2008 election campaign. $0 of those dollars were from industry PACS.

Joseph R. Biden (D) has received $6,850 in oil contributions during the 2008 election campaign. $0 of those dollars were from industry PACS.

The Price of Oil
The price of oil is currently $111.09 per barrel. Learn more about the costs of oil by using the flash navigation tool through above link.

Top 10 Oil Company Contributions in the 2008 Presidential Race
[contributors; management, employees, and Political Action Committees]

Oil Company

John McCain

Barack Obama

Exxon Mobil
Hess Corp
Oil & Gas
Chevron
Chesapeake Energy
Oil & Gas Exploration
Oil & Gas Producer
Moncrief Oil International
ConocoPhillips
Pilot Corp

41,016
68,000
38,950
19,851
25,350
24,875
31,275
18,600
13,850
11,500

49,550
8,000
7,800
37,407
2,750
-0-
-0-
-0-
12,050
-0-

PUBLISHED: June 16, 2008 - Progressive Media USA Research
John McCain, His Big Oil Lobbyists, and His Big Oil Policies
22 Top McCain Advisers & Fundraisers Have Lobbied For Big Oil
John McCain has at least 22 people working for his campaign, either as top fundraisers or as senior campaign staff, that have lobbied for Big Oil.

2008 Candidates' Adviser Picks?

In The News

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Markey Report: Big Five Oil Companies Approach $1 Trillion in Profits for the Decade, Yet Still Rely on 100 Year-Old Subsidies to Sell $100 Oil
Congressman’s Committee Staff Release Report on Oil Company Profits and Tax Subsidies

Huffington Post
Oil Business Not So Bad: BP Posts 83 Percent Profit Growth
By EMILY FLYNN VENCAT
LONDON — British oil company BP PLC reported a huge 83-percent rise in third-quarter net profit Tuesday on the back of surging energy prices between July and September.

Friends Committee on National Legislation
President Bush Asserts Right to Control Iraqi Oil
Washington, DC… President George W. Bush this week rejected a Congressional effort to bar the U. S. military from controlling Iraq’s oil resources.

Before signing a bill authorizing military funding earlier this week, the president issued a “signing statement”, saying that he would not be bound by a provision in the bill prohibiting expenditure of funds “to exercise United States control of the oil resources of Iraq.”

NY Times
3 Oil-Rich Countries Face a Reckoning 
By SIMON ROMERO, MICHAEL SLACKMAN and CLIFFORD J. LEVY
Falling oil prices are raising questions about whether Venezuela, Iran and Russia can sustain their ambitions.

NY Times
Russian Gas Executives Visit Palin’s Turf
By ANDREW E. KRAMER 
A high-level delegation from the Russian energy company Gazprom met in Anchorage with state officials to talk about investing in Alaskan energy projects.

E&E News PM 
Enviro groups want BLM to suspend oil shale decision 
By Noelle Straub
Environmental groups want the Bureau of Land Management to temporarily withdraw its decision to designate land in three Western states for potential oil shale development, saying the agency failed to allow an opportunity for public protest.

Counter Punch
Palin and the Politics of Big Oil 
By Stephen Conn
Thanks to an ingenious political maneuver, orchestrated by Big Oil, Sarah Palin has been transformed from oil’s political antagonist to a potential ally at the national level. Whatever the election’s outcome, Big Oil wins in Alaska and Alaskans are, forever, the losers.

Mother Jones
Sarah Palin: A Big Boon for Big Oil
By James Ridgeway
Commentary: Palin has a rep for taking on oil companies, but if elected vice president she'll be positioned to deliver what the industry wants most—access to untapped Arctic terrain.

CNNMoney.com
Oil's Washington juggernaut
Under fire for high gas prices, the industry is spending record amounts on influence in Washington. Plus: How it's playing in the presidential race.
By Steve Hargreaves
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- As angry voters spark a barrage of energy bills in Congress, the oil industry is spending record amounts of money protecting its interests.

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