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Political Analysis - MEET THE BEAST — Part 11 War, Tar Sands Oil, “Bomb Trains” and the Fossil Fuel Extraction Boom - 06/19/14
Jun 19th, 2014 by progressiveradionetwork at 7:39 pm

TONIGHT on Political Analysis, DeSmog Blog's Steve Horn joins Sandy LeonVest for MEET THE BEAST -- Part 11. 


They discuss the escalating violence in Iraq, the connection between militarism and fossil fuel extraction -- and the link between global turbulence, militarism and fossil fuels. They also discuss the current "extraction boom" here in the US and in Canada.   During the second half-hour, Steve Horn discusses the significance of the Obama Administration's new carbon rules, and whether EPA's new regulations will help mitigate accelerating climate change -- or the fossil fuel industry's "Damn the Torpedoes" approach to energy extraction. They wrap up the broadcast with a discussion of Steve Horn's hot-off-the-press article, "Silent Coup: How Enbridge Is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline."  Resources:  www.solartimesnow.org www.desmogblog.com
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