ExxonMobile wants you to know that what happened on BP’s oil gig was an anomaly. So says its new blog, Perspectives. According to the post Addressing the Gulf of Mexico Spill, which was written by Ken Cohen, ExxonMobil’s VP of public and government affairs, it’s important to realize how much we need all that deep [...]
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I work in a very nice office. I’ve got a desk and chair, a large LCD monitor, a file cabinet and a soft, cushy easy chair that I never seem to find time to sit in. It’s upstairs in the front of the house, though, so I keep my windows closed during the day to [...]
Every morning I wake up and scan the headlines for environmental news. This morning one of the first things I saw was a CNN headline that really upset me: Obama Energy Plan Would Open Atlantic and Gulf Drilling. I read the story. In a nutshell, the new plan will lift a 20 year ban on [...]
On Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. I should have been sitting in the dark. I had signed up for Earth Hour, a wonderful World Wildlife Fund program that asked everyone around the world– for just one hour — to turn off their lights in support of positive climate change. A follow-the-sun program, once it [...]
We’ve had some wacky stuff going on over here for about six months now. My husband’s health issue is the most pressing, of course, but there are other little annoyances, too. The capper came on Monday when I found out about something disturbing going on with a professional group I belong to. There was just [...]
Yesterday I wrote about my first foray into the biofuels market. Seems to be working out pretty well. The five percent mix that is sitting in my oil tank is keeping the house warm. Plus, I am looking forward to the nice rebate check New York State will be sending my way at the end [...]
My home uses oil heat. I’ve got a 550 gallon tank that’s sitting in the ground. It’s the same age as my house, so it’s old and partially filled with sludge, turning a 550 gallon tank into a 475 gallon tank. (And yes, I know we need to do something about that.) Even with the [...]