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Hooked on Fossil Fuels Forever

Whatever the advances of renewable energy, projections suggest fossil fuels will continue to dominate the global landscape for decades to come, accelerating the pace of global warming and ensuring the intensification of climate-change catastrophes.

Death by Fracking
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We are committing suicide by failing to rise up in large numbers to oppose a practice that poisons our air and water, causes epidemics of cancers and other diseases, and lays a hellish hand on the ecosystem. The longer we wait for the political process to work, the more assured is our mutual destruction.

Greg Palast: BP Poisoned the Gulf to Make Money

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Truthdig contributor and New York Times best-selling author and investigative journalist Greg Palast appeared on RT's "Breaking the Set" on Wednesday to discuss the "gross negligence" committed by BP and described in a federal judge's Findings of Fact on the circumstances that led to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 men and turned the Gulf of Mexico into a tub of toxic soup.

BP and the Three Stooges Defense

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Although US District Judge Carl Barbier found BP liable for “gross negligence” last week, some U media failed to mention that he let BP off the hook on punitive damages And that stuns me, given that the record seems to identify enough smoking guns to roast a sizable pigU District Judge Carl Barbier let BP off the hook on punitive damages last week, which stuns me, given that the record seems to identify enough smoking guns to roast a sizable pig .

'Left, Right & Center': NATO, BP Accountability, Politics of Joan Rivers

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Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss NATO's coalition amid a cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels; the irony that the U.S. spies "on everybody, but we didn't know about ISIS"; a judge's ruling on BP's negligence in the Deepwater Horizon disaster; and the career of comedian Joan Rivers.

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