Environment | The Nation


4 Reasons Keystone Really Matters

Pipeline apologists tell us the president’s decision isn’t that important for the climate—the dirty oil will flow anyway. Here’s why they’re wrong.

by Naomi Klein

Prepare for the new Republican majority to speed the exploitation of the country’s oil, coal and natural gas reserves.
Posted Nov 18 2014 - 11:39am
Obama’s postponement of Keystone XL, EPA emissions regulations and now the China deal are in jeopardy.
Posted Nov 12 2014 - 2:35pm
For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.
Posted Oct 14 2014 - 11:46am


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Thanks in part to Williston, North Dakota, the United States surpassed Saudi Arabia in total oil and gas production, making the nation the number one consumer and producer of fossil fuels. 


Beijing’s carbon-reduction targets are already far more ambitious than Washington’s.

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