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In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking

Tired of waiting for their leaders to ban the destructive drilling practice, citizens passed their own resolution—and took over the Statehouse to make it heard.

The Undead Pipeline Returns

The Keystone XL pipeline is back, sort of. But will its promoters’ tactics cause a property rights backlash?

Fracking Bans that Can Stand

In New York, judges are standing up for communities’ rights to say no to corporate drilling.

The Scientization of Politics

How did climate science get so politicized—and what can we do about it? Climatologist Michael Mann responds in this TEDx talk.

Protesters Win Pipeline Delay

How thousands of determined protesters dragged a little-known pipeline into the national spotlight—and convinced the Obama administration to delay its approval.

Film Review: The Last Mountain

Follow a group of residents-turned-activists in their efforts to save Coal River Mountain, the last one left in an area devastated by mining.

EU: Drawing a Line in the Tar Sands?

A controversial move to prohibit oil imported from what’s been called the world’s dirtiest fuel source could be an example for the rest of us.

Four Reasons We Need Less Gas

These days, Americans are driving less. What that means for the future of our oil dependence.