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Ariela Barer in How to Blow Up a Pipeline.“Virtually every resident of Texas lives near a pipeline,” says the Texas Pipeline Awareness Alliance, which represents the industry that transports the oil and natural gas that we all use. In director Daniel Goldhaber’s sensational new heist film, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, now in theaters, that proximity leads one of those Texans to create a whole new kind of oil boom.The film builds a narrative around an argument posed in the 2021 nonfiction polemic by Andreas Malm, a Swedish activist, author, and ecology professor. In a world threatened by climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels, Malm believes that sabotaging an oil pipeline is justifiable self-defense.Once the opening credits have rolled, How to Blow Up a Pipeline gets right to the…

The post A Radical New Eco-Thriller Film Asks: Does the Climate Crisis Justify Blowing Up an Oil Pipeline? appeared first on Texas Monthly.

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