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USA: Bush Energy Plan Faulted, Ignores Human Rights
Reuters
May 31st, 2001
A leading advocacy group has taken the Bush administration to task for failing to include human rights considerations in its new national energy plan, according to a letter obtained by Reuters yesterday.

USA: Bush Administration OKs Drilling on Native Lands
by Geoffrey MohanLos Angeles Times
May 22nd, 2001
A federal land agency on Monday upheld billionaire Philip Anschutz's right to drill an exploratory oil well in an area of south-central Montana where Native American tribes want to preserve sacred rock drawings.

USA: Bush Calls for More Coal, Oil and Nukes
by Randall MikkelsenReuters
May 17th, 2001
President Bush called for expanding U.S. coal, oil and nuclear power production and offered conservation incentives on Thursday to beat back high gas prices, blackouts and ''a darker future.''

Nigeria: Shell Oil Spill Increases Tensions in Ogoniland
AllAfrica.com
May 8th, 2001
Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria finally managed to cap the oil gushing from one of its wells in Ogoniland at the weekend, but the well's blow-out and the resulting flood of oil and gas into the immediate environment has once more intensified tensions between the giant oil company and the half-million strong Ogoni Kingdom.

USA: Cheney Vows to Stick With Fossil Fuels
by Cat LazaroffEnvironment News Service
May 1st, 2001
The United States will focus on increased domestic production of oil and greater use of coal for electricity generation in a new national energy strategy to be announced in a few weeks, Vice President Richard Cheney said Monday.

USA: Bush Task Force to Recommend Alaska Drilling
by Patricia WilsonReuters
April 23rd, 2001
Seeking to clarify a muddied message on oil exploration in the Alaska wilderness, the White House said on Monday President Bush's energy panel would call for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

USA: Pipeline Leaks Oil on Alaska Tundra
by Yereth RosenReuters
April 17th, 2001
A hole in a pipeline used for transporting by-products at the Kuparuk oil field on Alaska's North Slope has resulted in the biggest spill of industrial material onto the tundra in recent years, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said on Tuesday.

Australia: Activists Discuss World Boycott of U.S. Oil Firms
Associated Press
April 12th, 2001
Green groups from around the world were drawing up a global action plan Friday that could include boycotts of U.S. energy giants to force the United States to honor its Kyoto greenhouse gas reduction commitments.

USA: 500 Protest Enron Plant
by David FleshlerSun-Sentinel
March 27th, 2001
More than 500 people packed the Pompano Beach Civic Center on Monday night in a formidable display of opposition to Enron Corp.'s plans for a power plant next to Florida's Turnpike.

Nigeria: Workers Buck IMF
by William WallisFinancial Times
March 22nd, 2001
The Nigerian Labour Congress yesterday threatened to render Africa's most populous nation ungovernable if President Olusegun Obasanjo went ahead with plans to phase in the deregulation of fuel supplies in an attempt to end chronic shortages.

Sudan: Oil Firms Accused of Fueling Mass Displacement and Killing
by Victoria Brittain and Terry MacalisterThe Guardian (London)
March 15th, 2001
Oil companies operating in Sudan are complicit in the systematic depopulating of large areas of the country and atrocities against civilians, tens of thousands of whom have been killed and displaced from the areas around the oil fields, according to a report to be published today.

USA: Federal Worker Fired For Posting Refuge Map
by Lisa GetterLos Angeles Times
March 15th, 2001
Last week, Ian Thomas posted a map on a U.S. government Web site of the caribou calving areas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area the Bush administration wants to open up for oil exploration. This week, Thomas is looking for a new job.

USA: Bush's Reversal on Greenhouse Gas Cuts
by Cat LazaroffEnvironment News Service
March 14th, 2001
President George W. Bush did an abrupt about face Tuesday, reversing a previous pledge to legislate limits on carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants. Bush said such a rule would prove too costly, launching another in a slew of recent federal and state government attempts to roll back environmental protections in favor of controlling energy prices.

USA: The Unimog, Daimler's New Polluter
Deutsche Presse-Agentur
February 22nd, 2001
DaimlerChrysler announced plans Wednesday to produce a version of the German military vehicle, the Unimog, for sale in the United States, with production planned to begin in January.

ECUADOR: Nationwide Protests End with Triumph by Indians
by Kintto LucasInter Press Service
February 7th, 2001
The nationwide protests or ''uprising'' by Ecuador's indigenous people that has brought much of this Andean nation to a standstill over the past two weeks ended Wednesday with the signing of a pact with President Gustavo Noboa, who agreed to lower the price of gasoline, one of the demonstrators' main demands.

Ecuador: Army Crackdown Leaves Four Indian Protesters Dead
by Kintto LucasInter Press Service
February 5th, 2001
The protests by indigenous groups against the government's economic austerity policies have brought large areas of the country to a standstill for the past two weeks, intensifying Monday when four people, including a child, were killed when the army cracked down on demonstrators in the Amazon province of Napo.

Pakistan: Shell Under Fire for Pipeline
Environmental News Service
January 29th, 2001
Environmentalists have taken multinational oil giant Shell to court over its plans to build a pipeline for mineral and gas exploration in Pakistan's Kirthar National Park.

Nigeria: Ogonis Say Arms Were Sponsored by Shell
by Ahamefula Ogbu and Chuks AkunnaAllAfrica.com
January 25th, 2001
The multinational oil giant, the Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC) was yesterday accused of importing arms and ammunitions into the country with which destabilisation was engendered in the Niger Delta.

USA: Ten Worst Corporations of 2000
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert WeissmanFocus on the Corporation
January 3rd, 2001
Here is the annual Top 10 Worst Corporations of 2000 list compiled by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman. This year, rushing to the head of the pack of irresponsible biotech companies was the French corporation Aventis, the maker of Cry9C corn, sold under the name StarLink.

Ecuador: US Company Drops Bid to Build Pipeline
Reuters
December 7th, 2000
U.S.-based Williams Cos. Inc. has dropped its bid to build a heavy crude pipeline in Ecuador, a company spokesman said on Thursday.

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