Tag: energy

Isaiah Thompson: Gov’t Data Sharpens Focus on Crude-Oil Train Routes

November 2014

A ProPublica analysis of federal government data adds new details to what’s known about the routes taken by trains carrying crude oil. Local governments are often unaware of the potential dangers they face.

Michael Klare: Let Them Eat Carbon

May 2014

Like big tobacco, big energy targets the developing world for future profits.

Heather Samples: In the Land of the Heavy Lifting

February 2014

What the Elk River contamination tells us about a fading West Virginian mythos and the new meaning of Coal Country.

Michael Klare: The Death of Peak Oil?

January 2014

Shale oil has changed the timeline, but we're still going to run out of oil. Here's why.

Michael T. Klare: Fossil Fuel Euphoria — Hallelujah, Oil and Gas Forever!

October 2013

What America's sudden boom in energy production and fossil fuel reserves means for the planet.

Michael T. Klare: The Third Carbon Age

August 2013

Are we really heading for an era of renewable energy?

Abrahm Lustgarten: EPA Drops the Ball, Again

July 2013

In its latest abdication, the EPA hands over the Wyoming Fracking Study to a drilling company.

Chip Ward: Trek West for the Big Picture

June 2013

By now you know that you woke up this morning on an overheated planet of slums threatened by ecological collapse. So let’s get right to the point: what do we do about it?

Michael Klare: Entering a Resource-Shock World

April 2013

How resource scarcity and climate change could produce a global explosion.

Justin Elliott: Drilling Deeper

March 2013

Obama’s energy pick has a wealth of business connections.

Ellen Cantarow: Frack Fight

November 2012

Activists are waging a secret war, and the stakes couldn't be higher.

Greg Muttitt: Mission Accomplished for Big Oil?

August 2012

How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil's rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.

Michael Klare: A New Energy Third World in North America?

April 2012

How the big energy companies plan to turn the United States into a third-world petro-state.

Off the Grid

June 2011 A photographer and former Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana observes the beauty of the dark and the politics of electricity. (With video.)