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  • The Oil Changers

    A News 12 New Jersey investigation found mechanics, quick lubes and other oil change establishments use substandard oil that experts say could cause serious damage to cars, including engine failure. News 12 New Jersey was the first news organization in the US to report on this issue. https://youtu.be/vQtRBZwo-Dw
  • The Tyranny of Oil

    "The hardest-hitting expose of the oil industry in decades answers today's most pressing energy questions: How much oil is left? How far will Big Oil go to get it? And at what cost to the economy, environment, human rights, worker safety, public health, democracy, and America's place in the world?"
  • The Secret History of Lead

    "The Nation's ... in-depth look at the story of how General Motors, Standard Oil and Du Pont colluded 75 years ago to make and market gasoline containing lead -- a deadly poison -- although there were safe alternatives. Abetted by the US government, these companies suppressed scientific knowledge that lead kills.... both the auto and oil industries, as well as the makers of lead additive, knew that safe anti-knock substitutes were cheaply available, but rejected them because they would be unprofitable."