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Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues news and analysis from The Nation

  • June 13, 2002

    Department of Earth Security

    The EPA cites chapter, and some verse,
    To show this warming's making matters worse.
    It's getting worse no matter how you score it.
    So here's the plan: They think we should ignore it.

    Calvin Trillin

  • June 5, 2002

    Trouble on the Farm

    Scum and foam were piled so high on the surface of streams and ponds in the rural Illinois area neighboring the Inwood Dairy that it looked like snow.

    Bill Berkowitz

  • May 15, 2002

    Lights Out on Bush’s Excuses

    Now that the Enron culprits have been caught red-handed, might not the media inquire of the President whether he takes any responsibility for nearly bankrupting California by refusing to come to

    Robert Scheer

  • May 2, 2002

    The Saudis and Their Oil Rigs

    (Sung to the tune of "The Farmer and the Cowman" from Oklahoma!)

    The Saudis and their oil rigs are our friends.
    Oh, the Saudis and their oil rigs are our friends.
    They can bomb us when they please, we need gas for SUVs.
    We're infidels, but we can make amends.
    Petrobusiness pals must stick together.
    All the guzzlers' gas tanks must be filled.
    We'll protect the Saudis' border
    While they preach we should be killed.
    They teach their kids the Protocols of Zion.
    It's jail for women if their hair is showing.
    They say that we're corrupt and that we're wicked.
    We say, "Whatever. Keep that petrol flowing."
    Petrobusiness pals must stick together.
    All the guzzlers' gas tanks must be filled.
    We'll protect the Saudis' border
    While they preach we should be killed.

    Calvin Trillin

  • April 4, 2002

    U.S. Oil Politics in the ‘Kuwait of Africa’

    The Bush Administration, urged by the oil industry, has embraced a corrupt regime.

    Ken Silverstein

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  • March 28, 2002

    Fighting for America’s Energy Independence

    Renewables are coming on strong, despite fat subsidies for oil and coal.

    Matt Bivens

  • March 28, 2002

    Enron: What Dick Cheney Knew

    A probe of the company's White House ties should begin at his door.

    John Nichols