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Fossil fuels news and analysis from The Nation
August 17, 2016
Why Is Venezuela in Crisis?
Much of it is due to government blundering. But opposition protests, often violent, and destabilization from Washington have wreaked havoc as well.
July 14, 2016
Bad News: We’re Actually Using More Fossil Fuels Than Ever
Renewable forms of energy are growing far faster than anyone expected. But so is the use of oil, coal, and natural gas.
Michael T. Klare
May 12, 2016
Are Universities Actively Thwarting Efforts to Combat Climate Change?
Just as the world is starting to come to its senses about climate change, universities are strangely obstructing progress.
March 22, 2016
Big Coal Is Bankrupt. Who Will Pay to Clean Up Its Mess?
Regulators treated the coal industry like it was “too big to fail.” Now taxpayers and the environment may pay the price.
March 9, 2016
21 Kids Are Suing President Obama Over Climate Inaction
The complaint accuses the government of infringing on “
the fundamental right of citizens to be free from government actions that harm life, liberty, and property” by
approving and promoting fossil fuel development.
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February 18, 2016
What Does Big Oil Really Think About Climate Science?
Exxon Mobil has used climate science to prepare for its future while simultaneously discrediting it.
January 19, 2016
The Fossil-Fuel Industry Is Like a Zombie That Won’t Die
The fight against the Keystone XL pipeline was just the beginning of the battle to stop climate change.
January 13, 2016
This Climate Victory Was Buried in Obama’s State of the Union
President Obama said he’ll ‘‘
push to change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and our planet.”
January 12, 2016
The Hidden Risk of Plummeting Oil Prices: War
Falling oil prices could mean rising global conflict.
Michael T. Klare
January 11, 2016
Can This New York State Campaign Finish What the Paris Climate Talks Started?
The COP21 agreement is filled with holes—this diverse, statewide coalition aims to fill them.