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One Planet: What will it take to keep fossil fuels in the ground?

Feb 3, 2019


On this edition of Your Call's One Planet series, we’ll have a conversation about the Trump administration's energy policy.

 

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world needs to cut carbon emissions nearly in half by 2030 to keep warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius. But the US is expanding its oil and gas drilling more than any other country in the world, potentially unleashing 120 billion tons of new carbon pollution. What’s being done to stop this climate disaster?

Guests:

Kassie Siegel, senior counsel for the Center for Biological Diversity.

Antonia Juhasz, investigative journalist covering the oil industry, and the author of Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

Web Resources:

Oil Change International: Drilling Towards Disaster: Why U.S. Oil and Gas Expansion Is Incompatible with Climate Limits

World Oil: Legality of drilling permits issued during shutdown challenged

LA Times: Trump's pursuit of 'American energy dominance' threatens the entire planet

WORC: Department Of The Interior Recalls 800 Employees To Issue Drilling Permits During Shutdown