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How the oil industry pumped Americans full of fake news

1 month ago   |   By Grist

The world has known about the dangers of climate change for decades - so why are oil and gas companies still drilling for crude as if there's no tomorrow? There's no simple answer. But any explanation would have to give some credit to the wizards of public relations. For more than a century, these spinmasters downplayed misdeeds, twisted facts, and cajoled the media into mimicking their talking points.
“A lot of what we have as PR today, in general, was built in service of the fossil fuel industry,” said Amy Westervelt, the host of Drilled , billed as “a true-crime podcast about climate...
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