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Captivating Video Shows True Cost of Offshore Oil Drilling

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Captivating Video Shows True Cost of Offshore Oil Drilling

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, we are still gauging the full impact of contamination in the Gulf of Mexico. Many at the grassroots level are demanding answers from BP, which wants everyone to believe the Gulf is fine. Michael Brune recently said the event was not an accident, but a crime. In this captivating video by Perrin Ireland, leading scientists tell what happened to BP's oil and what they know about its impact on the Gulf.

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A protestor in NYC holds up a sign that reads, "November Is Coming" on June 14, 2020 in reference to voting in the 2020 presidential election. Ira L. Black / Corbis / Getty Images

By Mark Hertsgaard

What follows are not candidate endorsements. Rather, this nonpartisan guide aims to inform voters' choices, help journalists decide what races to follow, and explore what the 2020 elections could portend for climate action in the United States in 2021 and beyond.

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