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Oil's deep state : how the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming in Alberta, and in Ottawa

Author: Kevin Taft
Publisher: Toronto : James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, [2017] ©2017
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"Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? Most of the writing on global warming is by scientists, academics, environmentalists, and journalists. Kevin Taft, a former leader of the opposition in Alberta, brings a fresh perspective through the insight he gained as an  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Taft, Kevin, 1955-
Oil's deep state.
(CaOONL)20179038303
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Taft
ISBN: 9781459409972 1459409973 9781459413078 1459413075
OCLC Number: 1129398499
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Breakdown. EPIC: the oil industry comes to call --
The civil service falls in line --
Global warming: what industry knew and when they knew it --
"The debate is closing": the carbonizing of American politics --
The road to Trump. Part Two: Capture. The dynamics of democracy --
A theory of the deep state --
Oil and the deep state. Part Three: Possession. The origins of oil's deep state in Canada --
Peter Lougheed and the rise of the oil sands --
Pulling the levers of power: From Lougheed to Klein --
Industry captures the oil sands --
Pushing the bar higher --
The NDP in a world made for oil --
Oil's deep state at work --
The long reach of oil's deep sate.
Responsibility: Kevin Taft.

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