Big oil is the new big tobacco – and Congress must use its power to investigate

Americans had the right to know the harms of smoking.

They have the right to know the harms of the energy industry, too. Greta Thunberg summed up 2019 in five words: “Our house is on fire.”

In Australia, this is now literally the case.Wildfires there have been raging for more than a month and now span an area larger than Switzerland.

The situation bears all the hallmarks of a hot new world: lives lost, livelihoods ruined and species pushed towards extinction, accompanied by government inaction, industry PR spin, abetting right-wing echo chambers, and taxpayers footing the multibillion-dollar bill.  … Read More


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