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The Fossil Fuel Industry Marketed Natural Gas as a Cleaner Alternative. But They Weren’t Monitoring for Methane Leaks, Former Exxon Mobil Engineer Says.
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A Government Scientist Warned About Climate Change in 2001. Exxon Mobil Sought to Have Him Removed.
The oil company “tried to control the discussion of the United States,” Michael MacCracken says in ‘Doubt,’ part two of the three-part documentary series ‘The Power of Big Oil.’
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‘Truth Has Nothing to Do With Who Wins the Argument’: New Details on Big Oil’s Campaign to Defeat Climate Action
The fossil fuel industry employed PR tactics in the 1990s to emphasize uncertainty on climate change, episode one of the three-part documentary series ‘The Power of Big Oil’ reports in new detail.
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Watch a Decade of Documentaries on Climate Change & Other Environmental Threats
Ahead of FRONTLINE’s three-part series ‘The Power of Big Oil,’ revisit our reporting on how we reached this moment.
April 12, 2022
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The Power of Big Oil
FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change in a three-part documentary series.
April 19, 2022
County Cautions Public About High Lead Around Tampa Factory
Government monitoring devices around Gopher Resource measured lead levels well above federal air-quality standards.
Tampa Bay Times
February 20, 2022