Death by Fracking

Oct 19, 2015
We are committing suicide by failing to rise up in large numbers to oppose a practice that poisons our air and water, causes epidemics of cancers and other diseases, and lays a hellish hand on the ecosystem. The longer we wait for the political process to work, the more assured is our mutual destruction.

America Is Open for Business in Iraq

Jan 16, 2015
In the midst of the December holiday news-dumping zone, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) quietly notified Congress of several pending arms deals for Iraq.
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BP and the Three Stooges Defense

Sep 11, 2014
Although US District Judge Carl Barbier found BP liable for “gross negligence” last week, some U media failed to mention that he let BP off the hook on punitive damages And that stuns me, given that the record seems to identify enough smoking guns to roast a sizable pigU District Judge Carl Barbier let BP off the hook on punitive damages last week, which stuns me, given that the record seems to identify enough smoking guns to roast a sizable pig .

The Need to Punish Corporate Criminals

Aug 1, 2013
Halliburton's recent "punishment" after admitting that it destroyed evidence related to the 2010 BP oil spill is the very reason The Hill's Ronald Goldfarb says that the "legal fiction that corporations are entities that are distinct from the parties running them" makes for terrible public policy.

Frack Fight

Nov 20, 2012
In small hamlets in upstate New York, a loose network of activists is waging a guerrilla campaign not with improvised explosive devices or rocket-propelled grenades, but with zoning ordinances and petitions.

Is Barack Obama Morphing Into Dick Cheney?

Jun 21, 2012
In the way he has engaged in the geopolitics of oil as part of an American struggle for dominance among the major powers, President Obama’s global energy policies bear an eerie likeness to former Vice President Dick Cheney's.

NYU’s Studio 20 Releases ‘The Fracking Song’

May 12, 2011
A team of student journalists at New York University's Studio 20 program created an extremely clever animated music video to give the American public the lowdown on "fracking," a potentially dangerous method of drilling for oil and natural gas by using pressurized liquids to hydraulically fracture subterranean rock.