Fueling Corporate Welfare

Fueling Corporate Welfare

Getting something for nothing is a pretty sweet deal — at least if you’re the one getting something. Not so much if you’re the one receiving nothing in exchange. Oil and gas companies are extracting gas from federal lands and paying nothing for much of it, according...
The Fracking Rush Hits a Pothole

The Fracking Rush Hits a Pothole

Ever heard of Bryan Sheffield? The baby-faced tycoon enjoyed a brief blast of fame a few months ago when he became one of those rare non-tech billionaires under 40. What ignited his rise to the ranks of Americans with money to burn? He owns a company called Parsley...
Greasing the Path to Military Intervention

Greasing the Path to Military Intervention

What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil. Sure, President Barack Obama may have dropped food and water on that desolate Iraqi mountaintop out of humanitarian concern for the persecuted Yazidi...
Chill the Drills in America’s Arctic

Chill the Drills in America’s Arctic

America’s Arctic is a place like no other. Its unique conditions — extreme weather, long periods of darkness, and its remoteness from infrastructure, make it both extremely harsh and fragile. Here, sea ice meets the northern edge of the continent, and animals...
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