Manipulation of Oil Inventories and Creation of Price Spikes -- Did the oil companies manipulate the markets to drive up gas prices in the Midwest? Yes, says a provocative report by the non-profit Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. The report also concludes that cleaner-burning reformulated gasoline was not a major factor in the price hikes. .
Green as in G.O.P. -- Clean Air Trust Chairman Robert T. Stafford has some words of wisdom for the new chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Crude Reckoning: The Impact of Petroleum on California's Public Health and Environment -- This report, published by the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, examines the many ways that production of petroleum-based fuels causes significant environmental and health damage. It argues forcefully in favor of new technologies that do not rely on petroleum fuels. The full report is available at the CEERT Web site:
Browner Press Club Speech -- In a speech to the National Press Club, EPA Administrator Carol Browner eloquently explains why the Supreme Court case on clean air is important.