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A conversation with a pro-drilling environmentalist

Need to Know’s Alison Stewart speaks with Amanda Little, a journalist and self-proclaimed “pro-drilling environmentalist.” Little describes her personal experience on an off-shore oil rig and her optimistic belief that American ingenuity can solve our energy problems. Little is the author of  “Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells.”

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  • Melissa B

    Thanks for this informative interview!