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When you ask Rachel Jackson about Oklahoma's "radical" past, she has plenty of examples.

"First off, most people don't know that Oklahoma had a really strong organized labor and Socialist Party presence," says Jackson, who has been researching all of this for a dissertation at the...

By Mary Forgione
May 14, 2013

Mt. Shasta, a small northern California town of 3,500 residents nestled in the foothills of magnificent Mount Shasta, is taking on corporate power through an unusual process -- democracy.

The citizens of Mt. Shasta have developed an extraordinary ordinance, set to be voted on in the next...

By Allen D. Kanner
December 20, 2010


(Reuters) - Chevron Corp (CVX.N) said it would spend $4 billion to develop its Big Foot project in the Gulf of Mexico, even as tougher rules and higher costs loom for deepwater operators.

Chevron, the second-largest U.S. oil company behind Exxon Mobil (XOM.N), has continued...

Anna Driver
December 16, 2010


Chevron Corp. expressed interest in developing oil reserves straddling the Iran-Iraq border, potentially putting the American energy giant at risk of violating U.S. sanctions against Tehran, according to comments made public in a leaked diplomatic cable.

During a March 2009...

Adam Schreck
December 16, 2010


(Reuters) - The Sierra Club and Environment Texas filed a federal lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp for five years of excess pollution at the nation's largest refinery, the Sierra Club said on Tuesday.

The two groups over three years have won settlements with Shell Oil Co and...

Erwin Seba
December 14, 2010


This past Friday, Chevron scored a 30-year lease renewal for its offshore marine terminal near El Segundo over environmentalists' objections and despite an environmental review that cited "a reasonable possibility that operation of the Marine Terminal offshore loading facilities...

Cameron Scott
December 13, 2010


El Segundo's Chevron refinery is counting on the state Lands Commission to approve a new lease for its marine terminal in the Santa Monica Bay, despite protests from environmentalists over terms of the long-term deal.

The proposed lease - which comes up for a vote today -...

Kristen S. Agostoni
December 10, 2010


In a rebuke of Chevron remarkable for its swiftness, federal pipeline officials forbid the oil giant late Wednesday from restarting its troubled east-bench pipeline, saying it is unsafe for life, property and the environment.

They also warned that “other areas of this...

Derek P. Jensen & Judy Fayhs
December 9, 2010


The government gave Chevron the go-ahead in September to drill in the North Sea near Shetland, in spite of the US oil giant’s admission that its contractor's spill prediction software constantly crashed and was not a reliable predictor of how far oil could travel if an accident...

Leo King
December 8, 2010


For nearly a week, Chevron, state and city officials have said that they believed no oil from the latest pipeline spill reached Red Butte Creek on Salt Lake City’s east bench.

Test results now show otherwise.

The state reported Tuesday that trace amounts of crude have...

Judy Fahys
December 8, 2010