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Articles by Brendan DeMelle

Brendan DeMelle is the executive director and managing editor of He has served as research associate for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, researcher for Laurie David, analyst at Environmental Working Group, and more. Follow his Twitter feed at @bdemelle.

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Now that the web of Keystone XL tar-sands industry lobbyists connected to Hillary Clinton has grown far beyond Paul Elliott, DeSmogBlog, Oil Change International, The Other 98%, and Friends of the Earth have produced a new white board infographic to help everyone visualize this cast of carbon cronies. 

If funny animated cartoons are more your style, DeSmogBlog commissioned artist Mark Fiore to explain this corrupt process in a lighter fashion:

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