A billion dollar brawl

The ‘oil and gas’ industry works to delay the adoption of climate friendly options for energy. Listen in as we discuss recent news on climate and what it all means.

In this episode we covered the following topics:

  • East Boston Olmsted park now part of airport
  • NY Times mapping impacts
  • University study funding questioned
  • Texas oil funding objections to New England wind efforts
  • Activists and ISO New England
  • NY Times interactive survey fosters discussion


The Boston Globe article on the former Olmsted Park in East Boston https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/12/05/metro/transformative-decision-half-century-ago-scrap-i-95-extension-still-resonates-boston-today/

New York Times article on climate impact for neighborhoods https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/12/13/climate/climate-footprint-map-neighborhood.html

Funding source of university study reveals possible conflict of interest https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/12/13/science/scientific-journal-investigating-umass-hydrogen-study-after-revelations-gas-industry-influence/

Texas Public Policy funding lawsuits challenging wind https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/04/climate/texas-public-policy-foundation-climate-change.html

Link to Ted’s episode talking with Boston University Prof Nathan Phillips


NY Times climate survey with quick answers


See the page that collects the “Making Sense of Climate” episodes -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/making-sense-of-climate-collection.html

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon that protects environmental justice communities.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

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