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The fossil fuel industry's pipeline to political power runs through the White House.

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Look at what's happening with fracking in the US, where communities have come together to ban fracking - this is an extension of that. As a whole, the industry hates two things - federal regulation and local home rule laws - what they want is bought-off state governments to be their main vehicle.

Journalist Steve Horn digs into an Exxon-backed pipeline permit bill signed by President Obama while everyone was distracted by the empty / non-binding / cynical / symbolism of the Paris climate talks, and explains why the bill's industry-approved weakening of regulations and environmental reviews signal the real source of power in America's energy policy.

Steve posted the DeSmog Blog article During Paris Climate Summit, Obama Signed Exxon-, Koch-Backed Bill Expediting Pipeline Permits.

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Steve Horn is an investigative journalist and research fellow at DeSmogBlog.

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