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Fossil fuels news and analysis from The Nation
July 21, 2021
How a Powerful US Lobby Group Helps Big Oil to Block Climate Action
The American Petroleum Institute receives millions from oil companies—and works behinds the scenes to stall or weaken legislation.
June 30, 2021
Big Oil and Gas Kept a Dirty Secret for Decades. Now They May Pay the Price.
Via an unprecedented wave of lawsuits, America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for the devastation caused by fossil fuels
June 30, 2021
The Climate Crisis Is a Crime Story
Fossil fuel companies lied for decades about climate change, and humanity is paying the price. Shouldn’t those lies be central to the public narrative?
May 7, 2021
Climate Justice Is About More Than Just Fossil Fuels
A true commitment to climate justice is much broader: It necessarily entails building local resilience to climate impacts.
April 20, 2021
Humanity Faces a Climate Emergency—Shouldn’t That Be News?
A sense of catastrophe has faded even as the environmental emergency has intensified.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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March 1, 2021
Biden’s Tough Stance on China Will Lead to Global Climate Doom
To tackle the climate crisis, Biden should build an alliance with China aimed at collective survival.
Michael T. Klare
December 16, 2020
How to Defeat the Fossil Fuel Industry
Making it harder to build more pipelines and gas-powered plants will help make the Green New Deal and a livable planet so much more possible.
October 20, 2020
Trump Is Butchering Our Regulatory Infrastructure
Recent rules changes lock into place weaker environmental, workplace safety, and labor standards, and escalate the assault on legal immigration.
October 19, 2020
How Climate-Driven Disasters Threaten Climate Progress
As climate change fans the flames of wildfires up and down the West Coast, those same fires also endanger efforts to combat climate change.
August 21, 2020
When It Comes to Climate Change, It’s Joe Biden Versus the DNC
The Democratic presidential nominee knows that halting fossil fuel subsidies is imperative. Why doesn’t the DNC?
Tamara Toles O’Laughlin