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Out-of-state money floods into California over greenhouse gas law

The fight to overturn a strong greenhouse gas measure in California is being funded by energy companies in Texas and elsewhere.

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The price of gas: A Need to Know investigation

In collaboration with ProPublica, Need to Know correspondent John Larson investigates the practice of “fracking,” which some Wyoming residents say is polluting their water.

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  Chevron vs. 30,000 Ecuadorian rainforest dwellers and a filmmaker

Over the course of three years director Joe Berlinger followed one of the largest and most controversial class-action environmental lawsuits in the world, which pits 30,000 rainforest dwellers from the Amazon jungle in Ecuador against the oil giant Chevron. Then Berlinger was dragged into his own battle with Chevron when they subpoenaed him to turn over 600 hours of his unused outtakes.

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The Gulf oil spill: A hole in the world

Americans use to believe they had control over nature. But as Naomi Klein explains, the Gulf oil spill and its aftermath have shattered that dangerous myth.

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  An island without oil

John Larson travels to Samso, population 4,000, to find out how its residents kicked their addiction to oil — and how the U.S. might follow their lead.

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  Big Oil’s Chernobyl

Carl Safina of the Blue Ocean Institute told Need to Know’s Jon Meacham that the Deepwater Horizon spill could be the end of Big Oil as we know it.

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  When birds wash ashore

Need to Know spoke to Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on the Brain, about the oil industry, the environmental movement, and what might happen when we start seeing oil-covered birds washing up on the Gulf Coast.

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