An environmental watchdog group assesses the climate damage implied by the White House’s plan to send billions of cubic meters of fracked gas to Europe annually until 2030.
Biden’s Soft Climate Denialism
Inadequate political will in the face of climate disruption is a particularly big problem in the U.S., the world’s largest producer of both oil and natural gas, writes Basav Sen.
ELECTION 2020: Biden Vows to Continue Fracking
In response to a claim by Trump, the Democratic presidential nominee assured a crowd in Pennsylvania that he will not do away with the practice.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: How Do You Trust a Politician?
Colorado’s governor campaigned as an environmentalist, but earlier this month Jared Polis distanced himself from the climate activists who showed up at his state-of-the state address.
Senate Energy Democrats Hire Former Industry Lobbyist to Lead Staff
A contradiction is unfolding inside the party as it pushes for a Green New Deal, writes Steve Horn.
Hillary Clinton’s ‘Pivot’ or ‘Spin’?
To stave off Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton became a born-again progressive, critical of trade deals and tough on fracking, but her preparations for a presidential transition presage a pro-corporate and hawkish administration, says Norman Solomon.
The Whys Behind the Ukraine Crisis
Exclusive: Given the very high stakes of a nuclear confrontation with Russia, some analysts wonder what’s the real motive for taking this extraordinary risk over Ukraine. Is it about natural gas, protection of the U.S. dollar’s dominance, or an outgrowth of neocon extremism, asks…
US Energy Renaissance Shifts Power
Exclusive: When President Obama addressed the global warming crisis last month, he linked progress on “green” energy with America’s greater natural gas production and strides toward energy independence, two themes that are quietly transforming global power relationships, writes Andrés Cala.