Abrahm Lustgarten: Progress and Controversy Arrive With New Rules for Fracking on Public LandsMarch 2015
An initial review of rules issued by the Interior Department shows the federal government has taken important steps to protect drinking water resources, while not adopting the strictest regulations in place in some states.
Isaiah Thompson: Gov’t Data Sharpens Focus on Crude-Oil Train RoutesNovember 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 CarbonMay 2014
Like big tobacco, big energy targets the developing world for future profits.
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.
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 AgeAugust 2013
Are we really heading for an era of renewable energy?
Abrahm Lustgarten: EPA Drops the Ball, AgainJuly 2013
In its latest abdication, the EPA hands over the Wyoming Fracking Study to a drilling company.
Chip Ward: Trek West for the Big PictureJune 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 WorldApril 2013
How resource scarcity and climate change could produce a global explosion.
Justin Elliott: Drilling DeeperMarch 2013
Obama’s energy pick has a wealth of business connections.
Ellen Cantarow: Frack FightNovember 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.