The story of how the oil company ConocoPhillips overcame years of resistance from courts, native Alaskans, environmental groups and several federal agencies reveals the truth about how Washington really works.
Petroleum corporations are warned they may face a damaging backlash if they try to resist mounting pressure and high profile campaigning for climate change legislation.
We have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group, and one for the conscious destruction of aspects of the environment. But we don’t have one for the conscious act of destroying the planet we live on. “Terracide,” from the Latin word for earth, has the right ring, given its similarity to the commonplace danger word of our era: terrorist.