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Connect The Dots – Guest: Steve Horn – 07.12.17

How DAPL Happened: The Regulatory Climate that Favored the Dakota Access Pipeline: Listen to Steve Horn, journalist at DeSmogBlog.com who has covered the backstage policies of the current and previous presidential administrations that allow climate destroying energy practices such as pipelines, excavation, refineries, and exports— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Connect The Dots – James Hoggan – 03.29.17

Listen to James Hoggan, , author of I’m Right and Your Are An Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up (and founder of DeSmogBlog discussing how polarized conversation undermines forward movement on crucial issues such as climate and more— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

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‘There is No Doubt’: Exxon Knew CO2 Pollution Was A Global Threat By Late 1970s

Throughout Exxon’s global operations, the company knew that CO2 was a harmful pollutant in the atmosphere years earlier than previously reported. DeSmog has uncovered Exxon corporate documents from the late 1970s stating unequivocally “there is no doubt” that CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels was a growing “problem” well understood within the company. “It is assumed that the major …

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Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot – Julie Dermansky

Documents obtained by DeSmogBlog [3] reveal an alarming rate of corrosion to parts of TransCanada’s Keystone 1 pipeline. A mandatory inspection test revealed a section of the pipeline’s wall had corroded 95%, leaving it paper-thin in one area (one-third the thickness of a dime) and dangerously thin in three other places, leading TransCanada to immediately shut it down. The cause of the corrosion …