oil

Stop Celebrating the Ruble's Collapse. Cheap Oil Could Come Back to Bite the American Economy
December 16, 2014

The lower the prices of oil goes, the less sense drilling in Western states makes. 

Gas Prices Have Gone Way Down. Why Aren't Republicans Thanking Obama?
October 22, 2014

Because the president has nothing to do with gas prices!

How Congress Planned To Solve The 1970s Energy Crisis
Representative Mo Udall's ambitious strategy to wean the United States off fossil fuels by the year 2000
August 12, 2014

Hindsight does wonders. Mo Udall, former pro-basketball player turned member of Congress, proposed an ambitious agenda to wean the United States off fossil fuels by the year 2000.

When Big Oil Was "The Great Vampire Squid" Wrapped Around America
Robert Engler's award-winning 1955 investigation into the oil industry
August 12, 2014

Ralph Nader called Robert Engler "an early bell-ringer" in explaining the political influence of the oil lobby. Read Engler's 1955 award-winning investigation into the oil industry.

We Are Doing the Right Thing
The U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are about saving lives, not oil fields
August 11, 2014

The U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are about saving lives, not oil fields.

The U.S. Is Accidentally Pushing Kurdistan Toward Independence From Iraq
Kurdish oil is sitting off the Texas coast right now—and a U.S. judge just ordered its seizure
July 29, 2014

Kurdish oil is sitting off the Texas coast right now—and a U.S. judge just ordered its seizure.

Chart: Russia Is Insanely Dependent on Oil and Gas Money
Here's why strict sanctions could hurt the Kremlin—and why they probably won't happen
July 23, 2014

Here's why strict sanctions could hurt the Kremlin—and why they probably won't happen.

Israel Is Challenging America to Support Kurdish Independence
An alleged oil deal is raising diplomatic tensions
July 03, 2014

An alleged oil deal is raising diplomatic tensions.

The Proportion of Young Americans Who Drive Has Plummeted—And No One Knows Why
March 12, 2014

Is it carshares, bikes, and revived cities? Or just a lousy economy and expensive gas?

Environmentalists Made a Big Mistake by Focusing All Their Attention on Keystone
February 05, 2014

Calling the fight a civil rights issue was just wrong.

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