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.

Turning Points: A Series Following the Evolution of the Environmental Movement

Turning Points: A Series Following the Evolution of the Environmental Movement

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A look at the origins of environmental activism and examine its other turning points—what drove them, and what are the ...
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The Ohio Utility Scandal, Explained

The Ohio Utility Scandal, Explained

The Larry Householder-FirstEnergy corruption scandal, explained ...
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What Shell Knew: A Surprising Report from The Netherlands Finds that Shell Was Directly Funding Climate Denial in the 1990s

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Reporters Alexander Beunder and Jilles Mast have been combing through 150+ boxes of documents from the personal archive of one of the Netherlands' top climate skeptics during the 1990s, a guy named Fritz Böttcher, and made a shocking discovery: throughout his career Böttcher received direct funding from Royal Dutch Shell ...
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No, Climate Action Will Not Be “Just Like Quarantine Only Worse” — Why Letting Go of the Climate Narrative Never Works, a Special Bonus Ep from Hot Take

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Last week, The New York Times ran a story on the GOP's favorite new climate narrative: If you think quarantine is bad, just wait til the Dems impose climate action on you. In this special ep from Hot Take, with Mary Annaise Heglar and Amy Westervelt, we look at how ...
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The Climate Deniers Have Lost Their King, and Still They Soldier On

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In April 2020, Fred Singer, longtime king of the climate deniers, died at the age of 95. In this episode, investigative reporter Dan Zegart, author of the book Civil Warriors, about the 1990s tobacco litigation, joins to talk about Singer's place in the history of science denial. Connor Gibson, an ...
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Old and Wrong: Leah Stokes on the Many Flaws of Michael Moore’s Planet of The Humans

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Political scientist and environmental policy expert Leah Stokes joins us to discuss the many things the new film Planet of the Humans gets wrong about renewable energy, environmentalists and the fight for climate action. Related stories: https://www.vox.com/2020/4/28/21238597/michael-moore-planet-of-the-humans-climate-change https://www.drillednews.com/post/planet-of-the-ecofascists https://www.drillednews.com/post/is-your-power-company-a-climate-denier Support our work: https://www.drillednews.com/support-us ...
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Earth Day in Louisiana: A Petro-state Fights Back

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On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the week of the 10-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater oil spill, we head to Louisiana to talk petrochemicals, petroleum, plastic, fossil fueled philanthropy, and how the pandemic is affecting it all. Fossil-Free Fest: https://www.fossilfreefest.org/fff2020/ Bucket Brigade: https://labucketbrigade.org/ Healthy Gulf: https://www.healthygulf.org/ Support ...
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Computer-Aided Destruction: Art, Autodesk, and What Accountability Looks Like for the Tech Industry

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French artist Joanie Lemercier has been a thorn in Autodesk's side for more than a year now, since he first pointed out that the California software company's computer-aided drafting (CAD) software keeps Europe's largest coal mine operating. Tech reporter Maddie Stone started looking into it, and found that Autodesk software ...
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