|The Troubled Marriage of Environmentalists and Oil Companies|
by Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero, Special to CorpWatch
December 22nd, 2003
The American environmental group Conservation International (CI) and other environmental organizations are actively collaborating with oil corporations in hopes of ameliorating the impact of their activities on local ecosystems. But observers fear that the cozy relationship that these groups have with the US government and oil companies raises serious questions regarding their independence and warn that it can undermine the grassroots work of popular movements and native peoples that aim to stop new oil drilling altogether. They also hold that it raises some serious issues regarding national sovereignty in the Global South.
|Bolivian President Falls Over Gas Sale to California|
by Jim Shultz, Special to CorpWatch
October 22nd, 2003
Bolivia has been rocked by protests against a proposed gas pipeline to be built by Pacific LNG. The consortium is made up of notorious British and Spanish multinationals, including BP and Repsol-YPF.
|Indigenous Struggle in Ecuador Becomes a "Cause Beyond Control"|
by Kenny Bruno, EarthRights International
March 13th, 2003
Ecuador's government recently ruled indigenous opposition to Amazon oil development a "cause beyond control." That leaves the companies free to pull out. It could also be an excuse to step up repression.
|Nuclear Renaissance or Nuclear Nightmare?|
by Karl Grossman, Special to CorpWatch
October 23rd, 2002
Thought the nuclear power industry was dead? Guess again. Industry leaders met to launch a "renaissance" with help from the White House. Check out this CorpWatch exclusive.
|Iraq and the Axis of Oil|
by Maria Elena Martinez and Joshua Karliner, CorpWatch
October 23rd, 2002
In this CorpWatch Opinion, we look at the connection between the looming war in Iraq, corporate crime in America and control of the world's oil supply.
|Afghan Pipe Dreams|
by Pratap Chatterjee, Special to CorpWatch
June 28th, 2002
Is the US War on Terrorism in Afghanistan really a war for a natural gas pipeline? Fossil fuel corporations and the World Bank are expressing cautious interest. Activists are concerned.
|Sempra: Exporting Pollution|
by J.P. Ross, Greenpeace, Special to CorpWatch
May 27th, 2002
San Diego-based Sempra Energy is dodging US environmental laws by building power plants in Mexico -- and shipping the electricity back to California.