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Two decades ago I was the investigator for the legal team that sold you the bullshit on the crackup of the Exxon Valdez Now, on the 25th anniversary of that disaster, and four years after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, the Obama administration has authorized BP to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico -- and it's all set to happen again Now, on the 25th anniversary of that disaster, it's all set to happen again.

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A Canadian court Tuesday granted Ecuadorean farmers and fishermen the right to attempt to seize the oil giant's Canadian assets due to a 2011 decision in an Ecuadorean court that found the company liable for nearly three decades of soil and water pollution and the ruined health and livelihoods of people living in nearby areas of the Amazon rainforest.

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Big Oil has replaced U.S. troops in Iraq, and the country’s oil output, crippled for decades, is growing again, with Iraq recently reclaiming the number two position in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Now there’s talk of a new world petroleum glut. So is this finally mission accomplished?

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Critics say a new White House-sponsored program aimed at encouraging the development of “green solutions" to energy and manufacturing problems is a green light for corporate giants like Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, Monsanto and Dow to develop the “bioscience” industry without government oversight.

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