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Unravelling the Carbon Web is a project by PLATFORM. We work to reduce the environmental and social impacts of oil corporations, to help citizens gain a say in decisions that affect them, and to support the transition to a more sustainable energy economy.

Carbon Web Newsletter Issue 5, 21 August 2006






George's oil Dubya-speak:
As decision-time approaches, the USA pulls levers on Iraqi oil policy

Alcatraz on the Gulf
BP exploits migrant workers in the Emirates, by Mafiwasta

The Fight for Oil in Africa's Last Colony
Natalie Sharples of War on Want explores oil and independence in Western Sahara.




The Demise of Teflon John
As speculation intensifies about who will lead BP after boss John Browne's retirement with it comes the question of Browne's legacy.

Energy Security - for Whom?
This year's G8 Summit was focused on securing ever-increasing supplies of oil and gas to all of the G8 countries, potentially at the expense of the rest of the world.

The Energy Challenge
The UK government's Energy Review was published in July, remaining focused on centralised electricity generation and a market approach.

Oil-rich South America Forces US Free Trade Agenda on the Back Foot
In a sign of increasing resistance to US hegemony in South America, both Bolivia and Ecuador have moved towards nationalisation of their oil industries.




Caspian and Russia - Boom Time Blues

Take Action - Wales Coast Threatened

ExxonMobil - Mega-profits, Mega-payouts

Angola - Oil Loans Fuel Corruption

PSAs - Court Halts Work in Belize

Chevron - US Court Brings Justice to Burma

Exhibition - Art Not Oil

Russia - Shell Doctors Sakhalin Report

Shareholder Action - Shell Resolution Gets Support

Whales - Victims of the Oil Boom

Resource Curse - World Bank Climbdown on Chad

Europe - Deep Sea Land-Grab

Pollution - Five Hundred Hospitalised in Indonesia

Caspian - BP Pipeline Launched

Latin America - Costa Rica Prepares to Drill

Colombia - BP Settles in Bogota

Revolving Door - Former NATO Chief Joins BP

Canada - British Columbia Coast Under Threat

Trade Unions - Organising Workers from Wellhead to Wheel




Nigeria - London Project Looks to Delta

New Book - The Corporation that Changed the World


Notes from Gog and Magog

Knowing when to go
Until recently John Browne of BP was hailed as 'the greatest since...'


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