Heather Samples: In the Land of the Heavy LiftingFebruary 2014
What the Elk River contamination tells us about a fading West Virginian mythos and the new meaning of Coal Country.
Ellen Cantarow: The Frontlines of FrackingJanuary 2014
What if fracking came to a town near you?
Ground TruthingAugust 2013
The writer-activist on the qualities of silence, bearing witness to trauma, and seeking sustenance in the world’s fragile beauty.
Abrahm Lustgarten: EPA Drops the Ball, AgainJuly 2013
In its latest abdication, the EPA hands over the Wyoming Fracking Study to a drilling company.
David Morris: Hidden Power Grab Stops Communities From Deciding Their Own FuturesMay 2013
Increasingly states are quashing the power of local governments—and thwarting innovation.
Ellen Cantarow: The DownwindersMay 2013
Fracking ourselves to death in Pennsylvania.
Justin Elliott: Another Layer to Rendell’s Fracking ConnectionsApril 2013
The former Pennsylvania governor is a paid consultant of the natural gas industry.
Abrahm Lustgarten: Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of $1 Billion, Suits AllegeFebruary 2013
A controversy implicates tribal politicians, Wall Street traders, and oil speculators.
Ellen Cantarow: Frack FightNovember 2012
Activists are waging a secret war, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Michael T. Klare: Is Barack Obama Morphing Into Dick Cheney?June 2012
President Obama’s approach to energy policy is surprisingly close Dick Cheney’s. What this tells us about America’s new nationalism.
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.