ExxonMobil’s Dirty Secrets From Indonesia to Nigeria to D.C.: Steve Coll on “Private Empire”

Democracy Now! May 7, 2012

DemocracyNow.org – We continue our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Steve Coll, author of the exhaustive book, “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.” He examines controversial role ExxonMobil has played in Afghanistan and Indonesia, where it operated lucrative gas fields amidst a bloody war for independence. Coll also discusses the corporate giant’s involvement in the controversial natural gas drilling process known as “fracking” known as fracking, and the role of its lobbyists could play in the upcoming U.S. election. For Part 1 of this interview: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/4/…

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