Citing DeSmogBlog Series, “FrackNation” Screening Cancelled by MN Film Festival

By: Sunday January 26, 2014 3:15 pm

“FrackNation,” the documentary film about hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) with close conservative movement ties, recently had its showing cancelled at Winona, Minnesota’s annual Frozen River Film Festival (FRFF).

 

Stunning Admission Caught on Tape: Peabody Coal’s Climate Denial Marching Orders

By: Wednesday October 9, 2013 5:17 pm

A high profile public relations executive once said, “Nothing, and that means nothing, kills a PR career quicker than lying.”

Funny enough, the same PR flack was caught joking with a coal mining executive about her responsibility to deny climate change science, depending on the audience.

ALEC Launches Assault on Renewable Energy Industry

By: Tuesday April 24, 2012 5:12 pm

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as covered previously by DeSmogBlog, is the “Trojan Horse” behind mandating that climate change denial (“skepticism,” or “balance,” in its words) be taught in K-12 classrooms.

Keystone XL East? Enbridge’s Line 9 Tar Sands Pipeline

By: Monday April 23, 2012 12:55 pm

TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline permit hangs in the balance, up for a potential Senate vote this week, having already passed the House as part of the Transportation Bill last week. Other companies, meanwhile, are wasting no time pushing their own respective tar sands pipeline proposals while that drama unfolds.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jeff Biggers, Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland

By: Saturday April 10, 2010 2:00 pm

The Nobel Laureate Playwright. George Bernard Shaw knew well the human condition when he observed that, “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history, ” and that, “those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Jeff Biggers new book, Reckoning at Eagle Creek: the secret legacy of coal in the heartland, is a vivid illustration of our willingness to justify destructive behavior today by recreating a history that never existed in the first place.

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