Reclaims the legacy of the American "Tea Party" from lies and hypocrisy. "Texas Tea Party" exposes the corruption and manipulation of American politics by far-right extremists, lobbyists and globalized oil "supermajors."
Texas Tea Party, at texasteaparty.newsvine.com, reclaims the legacy of the American "Tea Party" from lies and hypocrisy. "Texas Tea Party" exposes the corruption and manipulation of American politics by far-right extremists, lobbyists and globalized oil "supermajors."
TOPICS/ STORIES BEING FOLLOWED & DISCUSSED (SUGGESTED):
Oil industry companies: Oil "super majors" such as BP, ExxonMobil, Shell Oil Company, ConocoPhillip; as well as companies lieke Halliburton, Transocean, etc.
News related to the "Houston Energy Corridor" (e.g. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Energy_Corridor)
News related to NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC), Aerospace industry, lobbies; House majority leader, Tom DeLay, whose district includes the Johnson Space Center
Gulf Disaster: Deepwater Horizon, oil explosion, pollution, marine studies
California Proposition 23, a measure on the Nov. 2, 2010 ballot that would suspend California's landmark global warming legislation, known as AB 32. Tea party activists across the state are rallying in support of The Yes on 23 campaign, which is financed primarily by Valero Energy and Tesoro, two Texas-based oil refiners. The campaign also received a $1 million donation from Flint Hill Resources, a Kansas petrochemical company that is a subsidiary of Koch Industries. Brothers Charles and David Koch fund a complex web of tea party organizations, detailed in a recent article in The New Yorker magazine.
Energy Lobby, (e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Lobby)
Climate change denial
Petroleum politics: pipelines, drilling, conservation, nationalization, alternative fuels, warfare, peak oil, drilling rights and privileges, campaign donations.
Energy subsidies; e.g. socialization of financial losses and privatization of profits.
Obama administration's BP Oil Spill Commission: co-chairs former Florida Sen. Bob Graham, and former EPA Administrator William Reilly. Both chairmen had stock in BP as well as broader interests in the oil industry. Reilly, is former EPA director under President George H.W. Bush, as well as former director for ConocoPhillips, a partner with BP on Alaskan projects.
Research, charities, foundations, as for example: Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, University of Alaska at Anchorage, Alaska Nature Conservancy, BP Foundation Inc. (BP's charitable arm), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, National Geographic Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, etc.
Political parties, politicians, government officials, campaigns, platforms that have ties to oil interests: Tea Party, Republicans, Democrats, oil lobbies, etc; William Philip "Phil" Gramm, Dan Patrick, Sarah Palin.
Oil industry legacy in pollution and clean-up: superfund sites, abandoned wells, exploration, Exxon Valdez/ Alaska ecology,