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Re: Hydrocarbon Hellspawn Mens Rea Actus Reus
« Reply #210 on: October 11, 2021, 02:22:58 pm »
The Real News Network

This story first appeared in Jacobin on Oct. 6, 2021.

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[Judge Loretta Preska’s] conduct had been a focal point of the trial ever since she was, against local rules, handpicked to oversee the case by judge Lewis A. Kaplan, the 🦖😈 Chevron-invested former tobacco industry lawyer who had blocked the judgement against the 🦖😈 company and launched the contempt case.

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Re: Hydrocarbon Hellspawn Mens Rea Actus Reus
« Reply #211 on: October 14, 2021, 02:01:29 pm »
 

October 14, 2021


Private Equity Buying Up The 'Dregs' Of 🦖 Big Oil

Over the past decade, opaque private equity firms have quietly bought up a substantial portion of the oil and gas industry, creating the conditions for false progress, and even regression, in the transition to a clean energy economy, the New York Times reports. Since 2010, private equity has invested at least $1.1 trillion into the energy sector — double the market cap of Exxon, Chevron, and Shell combined — with just 12% going to renewable energy.

The acquisitions are driven in part because "oil majors [are] feeling the heat," Alyssa Giachino of the Private Equity Stakeholder Project told the Times. Companies are eager to get oil and gas operations, and their climate pollution, off their books, while "private equity is quietly picking up the dregs, perpetuating operations of the least desirable assets.” With their hyper focus on profit and often without the considerations of reputational risk that keep traditional oil companies from polluting with abandon, private equity firms have become some of the country's biggest methane polluters — a problem only exacerbated when firms use weak disclosure requirements and complex bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings to evade cleanup requirements. “And when these largely anonymous firms collapse," Ludovic Phalippou, a financial economics professor at Oxford's Saïd Business School, noted, "you don’t even know who to be angry at, because you don’t even know who they are.” (New York Times $)

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Re: Hydrocarbon Hellspawn Mens Rea Actus Reus
« Reply #212 on: October 24, 2021, 09:42:51 pm »


By Andrea Germanos - October 22, 2021

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Leaked docs reveal 🦖 fossil fuel-soaked nations lobbying to 😈 sabotage climate action

They are using every opportunity to protect their 🦖 corporate interests and continue with business as usual while the planet burns.”

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Just ahead of a key United Nations climate summit, a major leak of documents reveals that some fossil fuel-producing nations are encouraging authors of an upcoming U.N. report to omit an assessment that the world must transition away from oil, gas, and coal to tackle the planetary emergency.

“This is an insight into how a small group of coal, oil, and meat producing countries continue to put the profits of a few polluting industries before science and our planet’s future,” Greenpeace International executive director Jennifer Morgan said in a statement Thursday.

“Rather than phasing out fossil fuels and unsustainable meat production,” she said, “they are using every opportunity to protect their corporate interests and continue with business as usual while the planet burns.”

The comments in question, including from Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Australia as well as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), were in response to a draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group 3. ... ...

The documents show that a small group of nations opposed to ambition action is instead pushing carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies—both of which critics say are dangerous false solutions pushed by industries looking for ways to continue their profit-making. From Unearthed:
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Australia; Saudi Arabia; Iran, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); and Japan all make variations of this argument, despite the fact that, according to the Global CCS Institute, there is currently only one power station in operation in the world that successfully captures some of its carbon emissions.

Full article:
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/10/22/leaked-docs-reveal-fossil-fuel-soaked-nations-lobbying-to-sabotage-climate-action/

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Re: Hydrocarbon Hellspawn Mens Rea Actus Reus
« Reply #213 on: October 25, 2021, 02:58:42 pm »



October 22, 2021 By Derek Royden

The 🦖👿 persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [ Chevron] accountable.”

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I have been attacked and demonized for years by Chevron in retaliation for helping Indigenous peoples in Ecuador try to do something to save their cultures, their lives, and our planet in the face of massive oil pollution. That’s the context for why we are here today,” Donziger told the court after his sentencing this month.

The United States District Judge who sentenced Donziger, 🦖 Loretta Preska is a leader of the 🐘 rightwing Federalist Society in New York state, which receives financial support from Chevron.  The group is dedicated to putting right wing judges on the bench and the support of companies like 🦖 Chevron ensures that those elevated by the group will put the interests of big business before the interests of ordinary people like those in Ecuador still suffering the consequences of the corporation’s plunder of their resources.

As reported by Branko Marketic in Jacobin, this is far from the first time that Preska has had a seeming conflict of interest in a case she presided over. In 2012 she was the judge in the trial of Jeremy Hammond, who was accused of hacking the private security company Stratfor, among other targets. Despite her husband being a Stratfor client whose data was hacked, Preska refused to recuse herself from the case. She sentenced Hammond to 10 years after having him held in pretrial detention during the year-long trial.

It has also been proven that Lewis Kaplan had investments in Chevron through mutual funds, as shown by financial disclosure forms.

It should be noted that Donziger’s story has been covered in a much different way in much of the business press, with one story in Forbes Magazine I found ignoring Guerra’s admissions and concluding Donziger was little more than a shakedown artist rather than a tireless human rights lawyer seeking to redress inexcusable negligence of and injustice created by a 🦖👿 faceless corporate entity. ... ...


The influence 🦖👿 Chevron has been able to wield over U.S. courts in their scorched earth campaign against Donziger is a worrying sign on many fronts. In terms of climate change, it begs the question: If a fossil fuel company can’t be held to account for the very obvious harms they’ve deliberately caused in the past, what chance does the environmental movement and civil society generally have to rein them in and prevent even greater, globalized catastrophes in the future?

Full article:
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/10/22/the-persecution-of-steven-donziger/

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One of the aspects of this case, not in the article, is that when 🐍 Judge Kaplan (a former tobacco lawyer) brought the criminal contempt charge against Mr Donziger, the US Attorney/DOJ refused to prosecute the case (official reason was they "didn't have the manpower"), so Judge Kaplan assigned a law firm (that had Chevron as a client) to be 🐍 special prosecutors for the case.

Also, 🐍 Judge Preska was assigned to hear the case, not through the normal random rotation, but specifically chosen by Judge Kaplan. Neither Judge Kaplan (in the RICO case) nor Judge Preska (in the contempt case) allowed the case to be tried by a jury; in fact the prosecutors and Judge Preska agreed to making the maximum sentence for the contempt charge to be no more than 6-months, because if it had been more than that, a jury trial would have been required.

Historically, the largest sentence for an attorney convicted of criminal contempt of court has been 90-day of home monitoring (house arrest). Steven Donziger has now spent over two-years under ankle-bracelet home monitoring (787-days on the day of his sentencing on October 1st) and remains confined to his apartment while he's appealing Judge Preska's 👿 ruling not to allow him out on bail while the appeal of his contempt conviction is pending.

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👍 Thank you for that important information. 🗽 Steven Donziger ✨ is a man of integrity.

Big 🦖 Oil has been 😈 corrupting US Government foreign policy AND the Judiciary system for more than a century. We all need to recognize that Mens rea is their practiced Social Darwinist Criminal modus operandi.

They cannot be reformed.

If we do not Bankrupt Big Oil out of business so they can no longer corrupt our government, we are Catastrophic Climate Change toast. 🥺
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Re: Hydrocarbon Hellspawn Mens Rea Actus Reus
« Reply #214 on: October 29, 2021, 06:31:07 pm »

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October 29, 2021


Big Oil CEOs Zoom Into Congress To Deny Their Industrial Climate Denial, But It’s A GOP Question That Might Prove Perjury


Yesterday six heads of oil companies and lobby groups testified virtually before Congress in a marathon, all-day hearing in which they, and Republicans, provided examples of how their disinformation has shifted from denial that they’re causing the problem to denial by suggesting their polluting products are actually part of the solution. 

The comparison to the tobacco industry hearings, where executives perjured themselves about the risks of smoking, were explicit and frequent, and clearly the CEOs had trained with lawyers to avoid (being investigated for) lying under oath

Which means that while the 10am-5pm hearing was full of dramatic moments, despite the CEO’s best attempts to stay on-script and not actually know anything about the companies they run, the biggest news came at the very end: Oversight Committee chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York will issue subpoenas to obtain documents the companies refused to voluntarily hand over in advance of the hearing. 

In announcing the subpoenas at the end of the hearing, Rep. Maloney, over the objections of Republicans who praised how the companies had voluntarily sent over 100,000 pages, pointed out that most of those pages were useless printouts from their websites, or emails of press releases and other spam the companies turned over in obvious hopes of flooding the Committee with useless garbage. 

Which, coincidentally, also seemed to be their strategy for the hearing.

So there may not have been an obvious moment in which CEOs committed a perjury as obvious and straightforward as the tobacco CEOs. (Which means that we were wrong to suggest the CEOs would wiggle out of their commitments to attend, but right to suggest that lawmakers should get those subpoenas ready to go!) 

But while the Democratic lawmakers presented the CEOs with detailed, well-researched questions about their pollution of the communities in real life and information pollution online, it may end up that the most damning question of the day was supposed to be an easy one. It came from a Republican, and it was one of the only yes or no questions that the CEOs actually answered.   

Rep. Comer tried to reverse-gotcha, and asked the four oil executives if they’d approved any climate disinformation campaigns in their time as CEOs, which of course they all disavowed (hmm, wonder if there’s any reason he didn’t ask API or the Chamber’s leadership?)

But if the legally-enforceable Congressional subpoenas show that the companies are still funding climate change disinformation, or if the company’s misleading ads are in fact considered disinformation campaigns, those simple, declarative answers, basically the only direct ones offered all day, would be proof of perjury, and an irony so rich Republicans would try and give it a tax cut.

When giving opening statements, the CEOs rarely looked up from their carefully crafted scripts that ducked responsibility for the climate crisis and positioned themselves as saviors. Throughout the hearing they remained committed to their talking points, though body language cues like a sudden furious blinking as though they’re trying to signal to “S.O.S.” seemed to signal the occasional discomfort with the tough questions from Democratic lawmakers. 

Fortunately for the CEOs, they got a chance to relax once it was the GOP’s turn to lob them some softballs. Republicans like Rep. Comer went beyond that and even defended the polluters and attacked Democrats for daring to inconvenience these CEOs, then pretended to care about inflation and the well-being of the working class by inviting a pipeline welder who was laid off work on the Keystone XL pipeline.

But Comer apparently couldn’t be bothered to actually listen, as he later asked Mr. Crabtree a question about when he lost his job that he had already addressed in his opening statement. Given Rep. Jim Jordan’s history of ignoring people he’s supposedly protecting, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that he asked Crabtree for a third time when he was laid off. The answer was, once again, just three hours after Biden’s announced cancellation of the pipeline. 

One Republican was disgusted that Democrats were asking the CEOs to pledge not to fund climate disinformation, which apparently is something Republicans support. Two Republicans said the CEOs deserved an apology, and a third, GOP Rep. Herrell, would offer such, as well as a “thank you,” something that Rep. Jim Jordan echoed, as did Rep. Gibbs, and at least two other fossil-fueled Republicans as the day went on. Rep. Higgins, who’s gotten over a hundred thousand dollars from the industry, was particularly incensed. 

When it came to questions from Democratic lawmakers though, all questions were directed to the CEOs. Chairwoman Maloney started by hitting Exxon for its advertorials downplaying climate change, which CEO Darron Woods simply asserted that if you read the full context it actually was consistent with the science, despite Maloney describing in detail how even Exxon’s own scientists contradicted those ads. 

Throughout the day, Woods would repeat variations on that theme, defending the company by claiming statements were consistent with the science of the time, even though Exxon’s internal documents prove they knew that wasn’t the case. “Historically untrue,” tweeted disinformation researcher Robert Brulle of Brown University. 

When it was Rep. Ro Khanna’s turn at the mic, he got the Exxon CEO to admit that fossil fuels cause climate change, and pointed out that former CEO Lee Raymond said exactly the opposite of that, decades after their own scientists made the consensus clear. But Woods refused to say that Raymond was wrong at the time, and instead insisted that it was consistent with the context. Rep. Khanna tried to get him to admit that it was a mistake, and Woods would not admit even that much. 

Khanna then asked about the importance of electric vehicles in decarbonizing, which Shell and BP have both indicated they think is important. API, however, opposes electric vehicle tax credits, so Khanna asked if they would be willing to ask API to stop those advertisements. 

They all refused to tell API to stop that opposition, which they supposedly don’t support, except of course in the literal sense that they financially support API. 

They also refused to commit to an independent audit to determine if their companies were funding climate disinformation organizations or even a pledge not to fund climate denying organizations, even though they all claim to care deeply about the climate crisis. 

While the CEOs claim they support market mechanisms for reducing emissions, they were uniformly incapable of giving a direct number (or even a range) for what price-per-ton a carbon tax should be set at, though Exxon’s CEO suggested that to justify carbon capture it’d need to be at least $100/ton. 

They also had no idea how much American taxpayers subsidize their industry (which ranges from $20 billion to $650 billion, depending on what you count as a 'subsidy') and apparently didn’t know their own internal budgets well enough to say how much public support they get. “I can’t answer your question directly,” BP’s CEO responded, which might as well have been the only answer any of them gave, given their evasiveness and training to avoid repeating the tobacco industry’s perjury. 

Maryland Rep. Haskins pointed out that “the First Amendment does not protect fraudulent commercial speech” and again, the CEOs were unwilling to say anything concrete acknowledging that companies shouldn’t lie — relevant given Exxon’s invocation of the First Amendment in its defense against litigation accusing it of false advertising. 

Later, Rep. Sarbanks, also of Maryland, pulled up lobbying records for the companies, of which the CEOs were similarly ignorant. None seemed aware of the fact that despite their supposed commitment to the Paris Agreement and climate action, they rarely, if ever, lobbied for it. Instead, they’d pushed heavily on corporate tax cuts and other real priorities. According to a report the Committee released, only 0.4% of their $452.6 million on lobbying since 2011 was about the carbon price they supposedly support. (Now, at this point we were definitely wondering how much these CEOs DO know about the companies they supposedly run, but of course, we're not Very Important Titans Of Industry who need plausible deniability.)

Rep. Rashida Tlaib also asked detailed questions, asking the CEOs and then educating them, (since they of course knew nothing) about the various Alaskan, Coloradan, and other front groups like Energy Citizens that API, Exxon and the others funded in recent years. “Lies, plain and simple” she called it. 


Then she pointed out that Chevron owes over $50 billion in settlement fees for all the people and ecosystems harmed by its pollution, and pointedly asked “When are you going to write the checks?” Mr. Worth, of course, demurred. “I’m not exactly following…” he said, in response to how Chevron had successfully paid to put a lawyer in jail after he fought for Indigenous communities suffering the harms of industry pollution. 

Rep. Katie Porter traded her legendary white board for a jar of M&M’s, using them to portray Shell’s massive investments in oil, gas and chemicals, and paltry expenditures on clean energy. She then turned to API’s Sommers, getting him to admit that developing wells takes time, undercutting the GOP’s argument that the Biden agenda is already having impacts. Porter then used a "swagger waggon" full of rice to show how many acres of land they’ve leased to drill on, yet haven’t done anything with (nearly 14 million), further undercutting their argument that recent political moves have constrained oil production. 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thought it was a “wonderful opportunity” to speak with the oil CEOs, given their influence watering down the ongoing budget reconciliation negotiations, quoting Sommers on CNN saying they’re “leaving everything on the field” to oppose the legislation. Turning to Exxon CEO Woods, AOC asked about Keith McCoy, the Exxon advisor caught in a sting bragging about their lobbying influence, and concluded by telling them that “some of us have to live in the future you are setting on fire.”

Rep. Cori Bush didn’t pull any punches, either, asking the executives about the disproportionate impact of fossil fuel facilities on communities of color, if most oil CEOs were Black or white, and asked Shell’s CEO how she felt about the company’s reports showing that Bangladesh “a country of 90 million Brown people” would have to be abandoned, and if Black and Brown communities were “expendable.” 

Not getting any good answers, Bush ended her time by calling the environmental injustices their companies commit “a striking example of White supremacy” and calling on the CEOs to resign (like the tobacco executives before them). 

It wasn’t the end of the hearing, but it might as well have been — particularly as the resignation call was echoed by the last speaker, Rep. Ilhan Omar.

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Re: Hydrocarbon Hellspawn Mens Rea Actus Reus
« Reply #215 on: October 31, 2021, 07:04:31 pm »

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The 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon 👹 Hellspawn Fossil Fuelers DID THE Clean Energy Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, Government corrupting, human health depleting CRIME. Since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks, they are trying to AVOID DOING THE TIME or PAYING THE FINE!  Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on! 

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Hydrocarbon Hellspawn Mens Rea Actus Reus
« Reply #216 on: November 10, 2021, 05:39:05 pm »

November 10, 2021

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Congress must hold Big Oil accountable for decades of deception

Dear Anthony,

This year’s international climate negotiations are still under way and the message from my colleagues there on the ground has been clear: current plans to cut emissions are still falling short of the kind of investment science tells us we need to limit the worst effects of climate change.

Here in the United States, Congress is still working to pass our biggest investment in climate action ever—the Build Back Better Act. Even as we continue to push hard to pass this critical investment, it’s hard not to think about the obstacles that prevented us from acting earlier, at a time when we could have prevented the devastation we’ve seen in recent years.

The fossil fuel industry has spent decades—and billions of dollars—to prevent climate action from happening.


And while the industry has long been able to avoid accountability for its actions, the tide is beginning to turn. States and municipalities across the country are bringing lawsuits against fossil fuel corporations to make them pay their fair share of the costs of addressing climate change.

And just last month, top fossil fuel industry executives were called before Congress to answer for their decades of climate deception. We must continue to hold these corporations accountable and ensure they don’t continue to stand in the way of the further investments we need to close the gap between our current climate commitments  and what’s needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. —Katy

The more we know about Big Oil’s ongoing climate deception, the better we can hold fossil fuel companies accountable for their harms. That’s why it’s crucial that this hearing be just the first step. Congress must continue to investigate the industry’s history of climate disinformation and ongoing anti-climate campaigns. Tell your US representative to keep the heat on and investigate Big Oil’s climate disinformation.

November 10, 2021

Agelbert Rant to Congress:

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform's October hearing on fossil fuel industry disinformation should be just the first step in investigating what oil and gas companies, and their trade organizations, have done to block climate progress and endanger the public. Atomic Scientist Edward Teller warned them a long time ago that they had to stop their CO2 producing business model. On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming. Yet, instead of beginning the transition to clean renewable energy, they formed a Conspiracy to deliberately put in doubt the scientifically irrefutable FACT that increased CO2 would result in Catastrophic Climate Change.



That said, the Hydrocarbon Industry's 62 year old disinformation campaign is NOT their worst crime, though it is certainly a felony. Beyond their greatest crime (i.e. wanton human health damaging biosphere pollution for short term profit), their greater crime is Corrupting State and Federal Government officials into blocking climate progress involving, but not limited to, Conspiracy to Defraud the Public of the United States through coerced "Subsidies" under the color of "National Security" (see Orwell).


The result of this dastardly crime continues to be SECURITY for the Hydrocarbon "Industry" ("Mafia" is a more appropriate description of their buy em' or bop em' modus operandi) and INSECURITY for the United States. Oil shocks, as anyone who can add and subtract knows, increase security for Big Oil and National Insecurity for the United States.

     
These Big Oil Hydrocarbon Hellspawn Criminals, and their quislings in  government, must be prosecuted to the furthest extent of the law AND have their assets confiscated.

If you do not act to prevent Big Oil from continuing their Mens rea modus operandi CRIMES of BRIBING politicians with a portion of the money YOU CONTINUE to allow them to coerce out of we-the-people through Climate AND Democracy Destroying "Subsidies", these Social Darwinist, Profit over planet, biosphere polluters will NOT STOP their "Business model" dictated crimes! What is it going to take for you politicians to figure out that Big Oil "Business as Usual" is a death sentence for our environment AND our democracy? We need fossil fuels like a dog needs ticks!


The Hydrocarbon Hellspawn DID THE Clean Energy Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, Government corrupting, human health depleting CRIME. Since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks, they are trying to AVOID DOING THE TIME or PAYING THE FINE! Don't let them get away with it! PROSECUTE them or they will continue laughing all the way to the bank with their Government Hand Out "Subsidies" while they gleefully destroy our biosphere.

They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Proverbs 28:4
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« Reply #217 on: November 19, 2021, 01:56:36 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: All graphics are my doing. Feel free to pass them on with, or without attribution. The biosphere you save may be your own. I learned by hard experience to keep copies of every graphic I make. So, if the fossil fuelers hack a graphic so it cannot display, as they have done here in the past, I will just make another one exactly like the one they hacked.



November 18, 2021 By William Rivers Pitt ✨, Truthout

From Glasgow to Gulf of Mexico, Fossil Fuel Industry Shows Us Who’s in Charge

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There is a scene from Francis Ford Coppola’s bleak masterpiece Apocalypse Now that came to mind in the aftermath of the Glasgow climate conference and Wednesday’s 🦕🦖 big oil lease 😈 shindig for drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico. ... ...

“Hey soldier,” he asks one hollow-eyed troop, “do you know who’s in command here?” The soldier stares at him a moment and replies, “Yeah,” before turning back to the darkness. ... ...


In Glasgow, representatives from 200 countries came together to give speeches and praise each other for taking action, but in the end, they could not bring themselves to say, “Coal is bad.” Clearly, someone else was in charge. ... ...

Biden ran hard on salvaging the environment , and his administration says it tried to stop this sale, but there it went anyway: Lease Sale 257 generated $191,688,984 in high bids for 308 tracts covering 1.7 million acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico[/color], according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). “ExxonMobil Corporation submitted the highest number of total bids at 94 and Chevron U.S.A. Inc submitted the largest value of total high bids at $47,128,011, lease sale 257’s final notice of sale information package shows,” reports Rigzone. “Other companies participating in the sale included Shell Offshore Inc, BP Exploration & Production Inc and Equinor Gulf of Mexico LLC.” ... ...

 In effect, the oil industry just paid top dollar to the U.S. government for the privilege of building profitable suicide machines in the dying waters of the Gulf.


The infrastructure bill contains billions in fossil fuel subsidies, even as it was stripped of all meaningful climate policy.

Full article:
https://truthout.org/articles/from-glasgow-to-gulf-of-mexico-fossil-fuel-industry-shows-us-whos-in-charge/
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