DRILLED SEASON 4: THERE WILL BE FRAUD

The oil and gas industry was headed for broke long before the pandemic hit—particularly those in the fracking business, who were just about to default on some pretty major loans. In a lot of ways, for all the damage it did to demand, the Covid-19 pandemic was Christmas for the fossil fuel industry, providing cover for dozens of tax breaks, loans, and environmental rollbacks the industry will benefit from for years to come.

Ruth Tyson, Sustainable Food Advocate and Community Organizer

Ruth Tyson, Sustainable Food Advocate and Community Organizer

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In June 2020, Ruth Tyson left her job coordinating the Good Food for All coalition for Union of Concerned Scientists, ...
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Ted Nordhaus

Ted Nordhaus, Founder and Executive Director of the Breakthrough Institute

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In 2004, Ted Nordhaus and his former colleague Michael Shellenberger made big waves in the environmental movement with the publication ...
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A Proposed Fossil Fuel Ad Ban in The Netherlands

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An advocacy group in The Netherlands began campaigning for a ban on fossil fuel ads, including event sponsorships, earlier this year. Campaigner Femke Sleegers joins us to explain the roots of the campaign, its goal, and the initial response to it. More information: https://verbiedfossielereclame.nl/dutch-citizens-initiative-ban-fossil-fuel-advertising/ ...
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Pioneering Fracking Company Chesapeake Energy Goes Bust

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Despite tax breaks, royalty cuts, and other COVID-related incentives, Chesapeake Energy—a pioneer in the American shale gas (fracking) industry—declared bankruptcy this week. It's the first example of what we expect to be many of the government throwing good money after bad in attempts to use COVID relief funds to shore ...
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Minnesota and D.C. File Climate Fraud Suits

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Two big new suits, in Minnesota and D.C., were filed within 24 hours of each other and allege the same thing: that fossil fuel companies misled consumers about climate change ...
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Big Oil’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Blind Spot

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A new report from Carbon Tracker finds that not only have oil and gas companies not been budgeting for plugging and abandoning wells, they've been grossly underestimating the cost of that work, especially for fracking wells. The COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the problem. Report co-authors Rob Schuwerk and Greg ...
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Yes, It’s Still Time to Talk About Climate (from Hot Take)

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Amid nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, some climate activists have been saying "now's not the time to talk about climate." In this episode we bring you an encore presentation of the latest Hot Take episode, in which Amy and Mary Annaise Heglar talk about how justice is justice; the idea ...
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Naomi Klein and How the Shock Doctrine Applies to America Right Now

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Naomi Klein's book The Shock Doctrine focused on what she calls "disaster capitalism," the sort of corporate feeding frenzy that happens in the wake of major crises. It was on a research trip for that book, to post-Katrina New Orleans, that she connected her work on human rights and labor ...
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