Big Rail Spends More on Denying Climate Change than Big Oil

Part 1

A new study concludes that rail is the industry that's injected the most money into climate change denial propaganda efforts in the last 25 years.

Part 2

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to move fracked gas by rail at the behest of a company owned by Milwaukee Bucks billionaire owner Wes Edens, a major donor to the DNC. As tar sands pipelines are halted, more carbon-intensive crude moves along the tracks.

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