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DeSmogCAST 9: U.S. Oil Exports Up, Kinder Morgan’s Secrets and Teens Sue for the Climate

In this episode of DeSmogCAST host Farron Cousins joins DeSmog cast Carol Linnitt and Justin Mikulka to discuss how recent changes in the global oil market, combined with a language change regarding crude oil, have led to an increase in U.S. oil exports.
 
We also discuss a new ruling in Canada that allows pipeline company Kinder Morgan to keep its emergency response plans for the Trans Mountain pipeline in British Columbia a secret.
 
We end on a positive note, reflecting on the bold actions of two teenagers in Oregon who are taking their elected leaders to court for failing to act meaningfully on climate change.

 
 

See below for articles mentioned in this episode:
 

Low Prices Driving Record U.S. Crude Oil Exports Despite Crude Oil Export Ban

Obama Admin's Year-End Gift to the Oil Industry Quietly Allows Light Oil Exports

National Energy Board Rules Kinder Morgan Can Keep Pipeline Emergency Plans Secret, Weakens Faith in Process

American Youth Sue Politicians To Force Action On Climate Change

 

Carol Linnitt is a journalist, editor, illustrator and co-founder of The Narwhal. Carol has been reporting on energy and environmental…

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