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Fossil fuels news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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August 5, 2015
Why Are Americans Switching to Renewable Energy? Because It’s Actually Cheaper
Fossil fuels have become an economic liability—for both consumers and energy companies.
July 31, 2015
‘Blockadia’ Activists Up the Ante Against Shell Oil
For more than 36 hours, activists on land, sea, and in the air held up the ship headed to Shell’s Arctic oil-drilling effort.
July 30, 2015
The Wettest Rainforest in the United States Has Gone Up in Flames
When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn.
July 15, 2015
The Government May Already Have the Law It Needs to Beat Big Oil
A document revealing Exxon knew as early as 1981 that carbon emissions drive climate change adds weight to suggestions that fossil-fuel companies be prosecuted under a racketeering statute.
July 9, 2015
Meet the New York State Community That’s Standing Up to Big Energy
The Crestwood corporation wants to build a massive fracking hub in Seneca Lake—but residents won’t let that happen without a fight.