Energy & Fuel

Edelman’s TransCanada Astroturf Docs Expose Oil Industry PR Attack

"Documents obtained by Greenpeace detail a desperate astroturf PR strategy designed by Edelman for TransCanada to win public support for its Energy East tar sands export pipeline. TransCanada has failed for years to win approval of the controversial border-crossing Keystone XL pipeline, so apparently the company has decided to 'win ugly or lose pretty' with an aggressive public relations attack on its opponents."

Source: DeSmogBlog, 11/18/2014

"Homeland Security: Russian Hackers Infiltrated US Energy Infrastructure"

"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an updated alert last week stating that a variant of the BlackEnergy malware had infiltrated the SCADA systems that control critical infrastructure, including oil and gas pipelines, water distribution systems and the power grid."

Source: Energy Collective, 11/17/2014

"Shell Lawsuit Against Environmental Groups Ruled Unconstitutional"

"Two years ago, in a preemptive move, Shell sued a host of environmental and advocacy groups to prevent them from suing Shell over its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court called Shell's legal strategy 'novel' and ruled it unconstitutional."

Source: LA Times, 11/14/2014

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