The following interview originally aired on the July 7th, 2013 episode of Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. The oil industry is responsible for countless oil spills, a large portion of America’s CO2 emissions, and for gouging consumers at the pump. In spite of that, they pull in billions of dollars a year in subsidies from the federal government. It’s time that the oil companies paid for their crimes. Ring of Fire host Mike Papantonio speaks with radio and TV host Thom Hartmann about the crimes of the oil industry.