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Fossil fuels news and analysis from The Nation
September 10, 2014
How First Nations in Canada Are Winning the Fight Against Big Oil
Recent militant action in Canada is leading a global movement to protect frontier resources.
September 4, 2014
How Did Oil Make a Comeback?
Just five years ago, experts were predicting an imminent peak and decline in global oil production. Instead, we’re in the middle of a historic boom. What happened?
Michael T. Klare
August 6, 2014
Does Senator Vitter Really Think Cancer Prevention Groups and Wildlife Nonprofits Are Part of a Nefarious Cabal?
Vitter’s report claims that environmental and public health foundations are responsible for spreading “bogus propaganda.”
July 28, 2014
Disgraced Coal Baron Don Blankenship Rebrands As A Libertarian Activist
Coal baron Don Blankenship spotted at libertarian Freedom Fest.
May 29, 2014
Big Carbon’s Big Liability
Environmental groups have warned directors of fossil fuel companies that they may be held personally liable for misleading the public about climate change.
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May 21, 2014
Can Big Oil Retake Richmond, California?
In 2008, progressives won control of City Hall. Now, as elections loom, Chevron wants to take it back.
April 30, 2014
ExxonMobil’s New Guinea Nightmare
How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest.
Ian T. Shearn
April 22, 2014
The New Abolitionism
Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.
December 4, 2012
Why the World Bank Must Divest from Fossil Fuels
The Bank claims it wants to step up to the challenge of climate change. But why is it still investing in fossil fuels?