Saturday, March 31, 2012

Links on oil and politics for March

It's the end of the month, so I'm making an insurance post, e.g., I'm mailing it in with a bunch of links that I've been sitting on. Enjoy your leftovers while I'm playing Star Wars: The Old Republic with my wife!

L.A. Times: U.S. report: Oil imports down, domestic production highest since 2003

Rhodium Group: Gasoline Prices and Electoral Politics in the Age of Unconventional Oil and Gasoline Prices and Electoral Politics Part Two

N.Y. Times: Obama Sets Gas Prices? Just Another G.O.P. Myth

CNN: Republicans are pandering on gas prices

Robert Reich: Why Republicans Aren’t Mentioning the Real Cause of Rising Prices at the Gas Pump

The Young Turks on YouTube: Big Oil Buys Senate To Protect Government Subsidies

Via Think Progress: "In a 51-47 vote, 43 Senate Republicans and four Democrats filibustered to protect $24 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil. Although a majority voted for Sen. Robert Menendez's (D-NJ) bill, it fell short of the 60 needed...A Think Progress Green analysis shows how oil and gas companies have funneled cash to the same senators who protected its handouts..." The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

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