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Shows featuring Steve Kretzmann

  • Three of Every Four Oil & Gas Lobbyists Worked for Federal Government Handshake-capitol
    Three out of every four lobbyists who represent oil and gas companies previously worked in the federal government, according to a new analysis by the Washington Post. That’s a rate that is more than double revolving-door standards on Capitol Hill. We talk to Steve Kretzmann, the founder and director of Oil Change...
    July 23, 2010 | Story
  • Shell on Trial: Landmark Trial Set to Begin Over Shell’s Role in 1995 Execution of Nigerian Human Rights Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa Ken_saro_wiwaweb
    A landmark trial against oil giant Royal Dutch Shell’s alleged involvement in human rights violations in the Niger Delta begins this Wednesday in a federal court in New York. Fourteen years after the widely condemned execution of the acclaimed Nigerian writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, the court will hear allegations that Shell was complicit in his torture and execution....
    May 26, 2009 | Story
  • Oil Execs Asked to Justify Huge Profits at Congressional Hearing Oilexecsweb
    The executives of the five biggest oil companies — Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, ConocoPhilips and Chevron — were called to testify at a congressional hearing on Tuesday. Lawmakers took them to task for making enormous profits but investing next to nothing in renewable sources of energy. They were also called to justify why they got $18 billion in tax breaks last year when...
    April 02, 2008 | Story
  • U.N. Report Calls for the Closing of Guantanamo, Former Prison Chaplain Yee Details Abuses Yee021606
    The United Nations has called on the Bush administration to immediately close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. In a report on conditions at the prison recently released, the U.N. says the United States should try all detainees or release them "without further delay." We speak with former military Chaplain Yee, who was falsely accused of espionage by the U.S military and faced...
    February 16, 2006 | Story