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Still think #BigOil is the answer? Consider this:

Before 1886, people travelled via horse and buggy.

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
2/14
In 1858, the refining of #CrudeOil crude oil allowed for larger-scale processing & helped spur the #gas gas engine automobile (this is the first - 1886).

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
3/14
The Model T, produced by @Ford, was the first mass produced vehicle, but not the first auto.

Innovation led to bigger, enclosed cars.

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
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It wasn’t an Act of God. It was an Act of Chevron. An Act of Exxon. An Act of Big Oil. gregpalast.com/new-orleans-wi… #NewOrleans #Louisiana #HurricaneKatrina #Barry #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #ClimateChange
Take a look at these numbers dug out of #Louisiana state records:

Conoco 3.3 million acres
Exxon Mobil 2.1 million acres
Chevron 2.7 million acres
Shell 1.3 million acres

These are the total acres of wetlands removed by just four oil companies over two decades.
#NewOrleans used be to a long, swampy way from the Gulf of Mexico. #Hurricanes & storm surges had to cross a protective mangrove forest nearly a 100 miles thick. Then Standard Oil, Exxon’s prior alias, began channeling pipelines & tanker routes thu the soft delta prairie grass.
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In 2005 I explained exactly how #NewOrleans drowned and would drown again, maybe in the next few days... gregpalast.com/new-orleans-wi… #Louisiana #HurricaneKatrina #Barry #BigOil
I hope you don’t think #Trump and his army corps of engineers gives a damn about a black city sinking. #Katrina turned #Louisiana from blue to red, a form of voter purging that includes murder in its method. gregpalast.com/new-orleans-wi… #Barry
But DON’T blame the Lady. #Katrina killed no one. In fact, she missed the city of #NewOrleans completely, going wide to the east. It wasn’t Mother Nature that drowned, suffocated, de-hydrated and starved nearly 2,000 people in 2005. This is the real story. gregpalast.com/how-mother-nat…
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Yesterday, I learned that the extraordinary @SDonziger, the volunteer lawyer for the indigenous of the Amazon, has had his US passport seized by the Trump regime on trumped up charges. See statement from @AmazonWatch amazonwatch.org/news/2019/0612…
My coverage of #Ecuador on @BBCNewsnight would’ve been impossible without @SDonziger and his inestimably heroic battle against #Chevron. Donziger is one of the most courageous men I’ve ever met. gregpalast.com/chevron-runs-f… #Environment #Pollution #BigOil #Chevron
The oil industry won’t rest until they lay @SDonziger's body out on the tarmac. The fact that #Chevron has come after the man who proved they poisoned the children of the Amazon just proves how extraordinary he is — and powerful. They fear him. gregpalast.com/chevron-runs-f…
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Steven Donziger (@SDonziger) is one of the most courageous men I’ve ever met. The oil industry won’t rest until they lay his body out on the tarmac. amazonwatch.org/news/2019/0612…
The fact that Chevron has come after the man who proved they poisoned the children of the Amazon just proves how extraordinary @SDonziger is — and powerful. They fear him.
My coverage of Ecuador on BBC television would’ve been impossible without @SDonziger and his inestimably heroic battle against Chevron. gregpalast.com/chevron-runs-f… #Environment #Pollution #BigOil #Chevron
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Liar.

The New York Times has compiled a list of the 84 environmental rules on their way out during your nightmare presidency.
Here are the ones that have been completed so far:
"1. Canceled a requirement for oil and gas companies to report methane emissions. (EPA)"
#LiarInChief
"2. Revised and partially repealed an Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions on public lands, including intentional venting and flaring from drilling operations.
(Interior Department)"
#ClimateChangeIsReal #ThursdayThoughts
"3. Loosened a Clinton-era rule designed to limit toxic emissions from major industrial polluters. (EPA)"
#PartyOverCountry #GreedOverEverything
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Now there are also #Republicans, along with some #BigOil cos that are lobbying for a Carbon TAX and pushing the #GreenScam.

Americans for Carbon Dividends, led by former #GOP Secretaries of State James Baker III and George Shultz & former GOP Rep. Ryan Costello Of PA.
This #GreenScam has been pushed by the EU and UN, and of course #China is also invoked. They all invested in this stuff already, and She’ll described as a “new business opportunity.”

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Shell claims it would rely on 3rd party auditors after being asked about lack of transparency and fraud.

LOL....Who? The likes of auditors such Deloitte, KPMB, etc who did such a great job with things such as #1MDB that they are now being investigated?

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#WhyTulsi👇Thank you👏
Rep @TulsiGabbard: #Venezuela needs peaceful reconciliation, not military intervention May 01, 2019
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard weigh in on the political unrest in Venezuela
#Tulsi2020🌺#KochBrothers #BigOil video.foxnews.com/v/603200882100…
Billionaire associate of #KochBrothers controls much of the food supply of #Venezuela
The other interest of the Koch brothers in Venezuela is the Koch brothers have a massive oil refinery in Texas that uses heavy crude, as opposed to (#US) light crude OIL
GREAT THREAD‼️👇The 3 leading DC advocates for #Venezuela regime-change happen to be Koch Cartel's three stooges: Rubio, Pence, Pompeo.
Related: Koch Cartel wants to wet its beak again on Venezuelan oil, fertilizers & petrochemical products.
#KochBrothers
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Fear & Loathing in Alberta: the Big Fat Lie of Election 2019 THREAD #GentThreads #abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #yeg #yyc
First of all, thank you Edmonton, for being the intellectual & moral hub of this entire province. The rest of us, evidently, were all too ready to elect to power a team already revealed as white supremacists, homophobes, misogynists, frauds, criminals & climate deniers /2 #abpoli
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What they say:

“We disagree with the assertion that Chevron has engaged in ‘climate-related branding and lobbying’ that is ‘overwhelmingly in conflict’ with the Paris Agreement,” a @Chevron spokesperson said.... climateliabilitynews.org/2019/03/27/san…
What they do:

@Chevron gives @USChamber at least $750,000 a year, helping pay for the debunked study that @realDonaldTrump used to justify withdrawing from the Paris Agreement.
.@Chevron also funds @AFPMonline, and AFPM opposes a price on carbon and lobbied against fuel economy standards for cars. Kind of hard to meet our Paris commitments without a #priceoncarbon and without fuel economy standards…
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Today, #OilMoneyMitch @senatemajldr brought the #GreenNewDeal to a vote in the Senate. Once more, McConnell prioritized his fossil fuel campaign donors over the American people--who overwhelmingly support the GND. @SenateDems showed him they weren’t falling for his tricks.
@senatemajldr @SenateDems The votes officially fell against the resolution because Democrats voted “present.” Both GND supporters and skeptics see that real leadership in 2019 means having a plan to protect life on Earth as we know it, not jamming through unfinished legislation to score political points.
.@AOC and @SenMarkey catalyzed the conversation about the catastrophic climate change and rising inequality that threaten all Americans. Now, thanks to our movement and our allies, a growing number of our country’s lawmakers are going on the offense for bold climate solutions.
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As with #foreignaffairs policy that the US employs in the #MiddleEast,
#Trump domestic policy is to employ #Native Leaders who can advise him about accessing #Native land under the guise of cutting Commerce Dept regulations which would open up #Reservations to #BigOil Industry.
#Trump has set up a #NativeAmerican Affairs Coalition w/ 27 tribal members to advise him about the needs of Indian Country. The issue that concerns #Trump & the #native group the most is the desire to access the natural energy reserves on #Reservations.

mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/id…
#Native #Reservations consist of 2% of US Territory but could possibly hold 20% of the country’s “oil and gas reserves.” (This makes wind and solar much more attractive considering you wouldn’t have to steal #native land all over again.)
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Were the elections in #Venezuela fair? Independent Election Monitor #JosephFarrell👇
May 23, 2018
Joseph Farrell, an Election Monitor in Venezuela as well as a member of the Board of the #UK Centre for Investigative Journalism & an associate of #WikiLeaks.
#VENEZUELA'S VOTING SYSTEM IS MILES BETTER COMPARED TO THAT OF #AMERICA👇🤨WATCH‼️🇻🇪VS 🇺🇸
We Tested The Venezuelan Electoral System
May 18, 2018
While the #US is labeling Venezuelan elections as "non-democratic", we tested the voting system.

#Maduro #HandsOffVenezuela #Tulsi2020
The Truth About Elections in #Venezuela vs #Colombia
Jun 1, 2018👇WATCH‼️
Both 🇻🇪 & 🇨🇴 have caused a stir of controversy, with #US-backed forces seeming to play a large role in each. Author & #CivilRights Attorney @danielmkovalik, who was there to witness.
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#FakeNews👇‼️
Even anti-#Maduro & pro-regime change #CNN said they could attest that no truck had crossed the border #Brazil - #Venezuela, ensuring that they had people on the ground that confirmed this information:
lechuguinos.com/cnn-desmienten…

#SantaElenaDeUairen #HandsOffVenezuela
"Our (#CNN) reporter Marcos Moreno reports from #Pacaraima that although #JuanGuaidó tweeted that Humanitarian Aid had crossed the border between #Brazil & #Venezuela, HE HAS NOT SEEN THE TRUCKS CROSSING YET."
Source:cnnespanol.cnn.com/video/ayuda-br…👈LINK🤨

#FakeNews #HandsOffVenezuela
‼️NEW #FalseFlag😡👉THE VENEZUELAN GOVT ARE (NOT) SHOOTING AT AID TRUCKS ENTERING VENEZUELA!

The #CNN team in #Paracaima, Roraima state, #Brazil, has NOT observed that trucks with aid have entered #Venezuela.
Source:cnnespanol.cnn.com/2019/02/23/la-…👈LINK

#HandsOffVenezuela #FakeNews
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{2-15-19}=@Tom_Heneghan,@StewWebb,@GlennCanady,@EagleOneToWanta

"I can't say #LBJ knew about #JFK's murder before the #Assassination but evidence@#MilitaryTribunals proves he knew #Conspiracy shortly after at least"--TH
* Yo @Tom_Heneghan: Suggest this 1987 video #MDB says #LBJ knew before:



1987 #MadeleineDuncanBrown{#MDB} talks about her long-time lover #LBJ & "#LBJ@#Murchison's meeting before & after #JFK murder"

#MurchisonMeeting;#JFK;#Nixon,#LBJ,#Hoover,#HLHunt
* Yo @Tom_Heneghan: Suggest this 1987 video #MDB says #LBJ knew before:



1987 #MadeleineDuncanBrown{#MDB} talks about her long-time lover #LBJ & "#LBJ@#Murchison's meeting before & after #JFK murder"

#MurchisonMeeting;#JFK;#Nixon,#LBJ,#Hoover,#HLHunt...
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Failed Coup in #Venezuela, #US involved?
Jan 22, 2019
U.S. VP #MikePence released a video message in support of the Venezuelan protesters & underline US backing for unelected right-wing opposition leader #JuanGuaido.
Violence in #Venezuela intensifies as #US backs non-elected leader
Jan 22, 2019
Venezuela's Security Forces have detained 27 members of the National Guard caught stealing arms, accusing them of trying to stage a violent #uprising against the #Maduro's govt.

#RegimeChange #BigOil
DEVELOPING STORY👇Turmoil in #Venezuela:
"Unrest is direct result of #US meddling" ~ Radio host Comissiong
Jan 23, 2019
Two people reportedly killed in on-going #protests in Venezuela against President #Maduro.

#RegimeChange #BigOil #USMeddling #Democracy
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US WARS FOR ISRAEL
#JohnBolton👇also board member of the Jewish Institute for Natl Security Affairs (#JINSA),a think-tank actively advocating military action against countries #Israel perceives as threatening. Saddam Hussein's #Iraq was one such example; #Syria & #Iran are others
US WARS FOR ISRAEL👇THIS WAS LONG PLANNED
Soon After 9/11, 2001 Jewish Institute For National Security Affairs (#JINSA) statement how the #US should proceed, in 2002 #Syria was included to the axis of evil.
Source:news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1971852.s…👈LINK
#JohnBolton
Early 2006 the #US formed The #Iran #Syria Policy and Operations Group (#ISOG) co-chaired by #DickCheney's daughter:
Source:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Syri…👈

#JINSA #AIPAC #PNAC #JohnBolton #Iraq #Libya #Afghanistan #Syria #Sudan #Iran
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We must open our eyes to the insidious #WebofDeceit that the Koch brothers, in alliance with the Trump administration, are weaving to promote an anti-science, anti-consumer, and anti-renewable energy agenda.
Just last week, the Koch brothers bragged to donors in a report that they were responsible for @realDonaldTrump’s policies: repealing the Clean Power Plan, attacking public lands, leaving the Paris Climate Accord and tax giveaways to #BigOil.
The first year of the Trump administration has been a Koch brothers’ wish list – and they are popping their champagne bottles all the way to the bank.
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I feel like this is an episode of #RickandMorty, but we have to do a sequel to first #TwitterStorm now with 280 characters. I will be going through this #GOPRiot where they loot middle-America. So the thread begins here. 1/?
Not that the #GOP cares about #DACA or #undocumented families. But they use #SEC11022 to not allow undocumented parents to receive a tax credit for their children. These is cruel unjust and unAmerican. 2/?
#Sec11023 With the language to repeal the #JohnsonAmendment contained in the house amendment they have allowed an increase of cash contributions to #Charity as a means to funnel the money to #GOP candidates in a tax free fashion. This is not what Jesus would do or want. 3/\?
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Yesterday, the #KeystonePipeline cracked and dumped 210,000 gallons of oil onto South Dakota prairie. Here’s the reason the pipeline burst... gregpalast.com/pig-burst-keys… #KeystoneXL #KeystoneSpill #NoKXL
The PIG (Pipeline Inspection Gauge) that is sent through the #KeystonePipeline to check for evidence of any weakness didn’t squeal a warning. Why not? Because, the PIG has been silenced — its software jacked and hacked gregpalast.com/pig-burst-keys… #KeystoneSpill
Note: We've obtained independent confirmation of this from not one, not two, but THREE software engineers who designed the PIG "warning" system gregpalast.com/pig-burst-keys… #KeystoneXL #KeystonePipeline #KeystoneSpill #NoKXL
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