Covid, Climate and the Power of Denial

If we can’t face up to a pandemic, how can we avoid apocalypse?

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How One Firm Drove Influence Campaigns Nationwide for Big Oil

FTI, a global consulting firm, helped design, staff and run organizations and websites funded by energy companies that can appear to represent grass-roots support for fossil-fuel initiatives.

#blackrock-inc, #environment, #exxon-mobil-corp, #fti-consulting-inc, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydraulic-fracturing, #independent-petroleum-assn-of-america, #main-street-investors-coalition, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

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A Missed Moment for Trump? Second Debate Suggests What Might Have Been

Trailing in the polls, President Trump had more at stake in the debate against Joseph R. Biden Jr. Now Republicans hope the president can present a powerful contrast with Mr. Biden that translates into voter turnout.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #debates-political, #democratic-party, #hydraulic-fracturing, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Fracking Is Trump’s ‘Hail Mary’ Against Biden

President Trump has made fracking a “Hail Mary” attack on Joe Biden in the industrial Midwest, but three weeks before Election Day, it does not seem to be working.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydraulic-fracturing, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Fracking Firms Fail, Rewarding Executives and Raising Climate Fears

Oil and gas companies are hurtling toward bankruptcy, raising fears that wells will be left leaking planet-warming pollutants, with cleanup cost left to taxpayers.

#air-pollution, #bankruptcies, #chesapeake-energy-corporation, #diamond-offshore-drilling-inc, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydraulic-fracturing, #methane, #natural-gas, #north-dakota, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #permian-basin-north-america, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whiting-petroleum-corporation

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Coronavirus May Kill Our Fracking Fever Dream

America’s energy independence was an illusion created by cheap debt. All that’s left to tally is the damage.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #hydraulic-fracturing, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #shale, #united-states

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