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Fossil fuels news and analysis from The Nation
August 17, 2022
We Can Thank Green New Dealers for the Inflation Reduction Act
It was the Green New Deal movement that made massive federal investment in clean energy a must-pass priority of the Democratic Party.
Matthew Miles Goodrich
August 15, 2022
Why Are Fossil Fuel Companies Funding Climate Change Research?
As oil and gas companies report record profits, the Fossil Free Research campaign calls on universities to refuse their donations and maintain independence.
August 4, 2022
When Did Cars Become Weapons of the Right?
The politicization of big-box personal vehicles is now almost complete.
August 1, 2022
Ignore Joe Manchin’s Comments About Biden and Democrats
Dissing his own party is part of the West Virginian’s brand. Pay attention to the groundbreaking health, climate, and corporate-tax bill he’s supporting.
July 27, 2022
Down With Petroleum Tyranny—or We Can Expect the Worst
Overcoming a global phalanx of oil-industry defenders will require far more political muscle than the environmental camp has yet been able to muster.
Michael T. Klare
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July 12, 2022
Dear Harvard, It’s Time to Reject Fossil Fuel Money
The university’s recently announced Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability will need to ban oil and gas companies from funding its research.
July 11, 2022
More Money for the Pentagon Won’t Make Us Safe
Spending $1.4 trillion to address a narrowly defined concept of national security should be considered budgetary malpractice on an immeasurably grand scale.
William D. Hartung
June 22, 2022
A Peace Settlement in Ukraine
If the war is to ever end, it will have to do so through some form of pragmatic compromise.
June 7, 2022
Two of the Trump Era’s Biggest Grifters Are Angling for a Comeback
Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke both left D.C. under clouds of corruption. Now they’re both running for higher office.
Thomas O. McGarity
May 27, 2022
Here in Poland, “Going Green” Means Burning Even More Coal
With parents and children struggling to breathe, climate activism is a matter of life and death.