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December 8, 2015
The Princeton Academic Testifying for Ted Cruz’s Climate Hearing Is For-Hire by Fossil-Fuel Corporations
A new report reveals ties between dirty-energy interests, a prominent climate denier, and a notorious dark-money group.
December 4, 2015
Coal Baron Don Blankenship Is Convicted of Conspiracy; He Faces the Same Prison Time as Litterers
Asked for his response to the verdict, the former Massey Energy CEO just winked.
November 18, 2015
This Conservation Program Is the Most Successful in US History. Why Are Republicans Destroying It?
The Land and Water Conservation Fund is just the first of several vaunted nature and wildlife programs the GOP wants to kill.
October 30, 2015
Even Hillary Clinton Thinks It’s Time to Investigate Exxon
Lawmakers, candidates, and environmental groups are pressing the Department of Justice to probe the oil company’s role in sowing doubt about climate science.
September 22, 2015
Did the Fish and Wildlife Service Just Doom This Bird to Extinction?
Big Oil was desperate to keep the sage grouse off the endangered-species list. Here’s why.
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September 2, 2015
Fossil-Fuel Executives Are Making Obscene Amounts of Money for Wrecking the Planet—and Their Own Companies
The kings of Big Coal are making off with millions, while their industry collapses.
August 26, 2015
Three Weeks After Obama Announced His Clean-Power Plan, He Greenlit New Oil Drilling in the Arctic
What’s driving the president’s bafflingly two-faced climate policy?
August 25, 2015
You Can Wipe Out Coal, but You Can’t Bring the Mountains Back
The coal industry in West Virginia is collapsing, leaving uncertainty and a drastically altered skyline in its wake.
August 13, 2015
Plummeting Oil Prices Might Be Good News for the Planet
Could we be witnessing a fundamental shift in the energy industry?
Michael T. Klare
August 5, 2015
Could Obama’s Clean Energy Plan Be Good For Coal Country?
Coalitions between labor and environmentalists are pointing the way to a future beyond coal for Appalachia.