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100 items by Jeff Goodell

  • Why Obama Is Wrong About Natural Gas

    Why Obama Is Wrong About Natural Gas | BLOG ENTRY

    Speaking in New Hampshire yesterday, President Obama signaled that he will not go wobbly on energy during the upcoming campaign (climate is another story).   He made a strong case for his commitment to the clean-power revolution,...

    March 2, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • The Big Fracking Bubble: The Scam Behind Aubrey McClendon's Gas Boom

    The Big Fracking Bubble: The Scam Behind Aubrey McClendon's Gas Boom | ARTICLE

    Aubrey McClendon, America's second-largest producer of natural gas, has never been afraid of a fight. He has become a billionaire by directing his company, Chesapeake Energy, to blast apart gas-soaked rocks a mile underground and pump the...

    March 1, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Big Oil to Obama: Okay the Pipeline Or Pay the Price

    Big Oil to Obama: Okay the Pipeline Or Pay the Price | BLOG ENTRY

    During the payroll tax cut fight just before the holidays, I wrote a quick post suggesting that the Keystone XL pipeline fight was far from over, and that one plausible scenario – laid out for me...

    January 6, 2012 5:30 PM ET
  • Keystone Pipeline Endgame: Three Scenarios

    Keystone Pipeline Endgame: Three Scenarios | BLOG ENTRY

    The fight over the Keystone XL pipeline may not be the most important environmental or energy story of 2011. But it is certainly one of the most dramatic, with climate scientists hauled off...

    December 23, 2011 1:35 PM ET
  • Keystone XL: The Pipeline That Won't Die

    Keystone XL: The Pipeline That Won't Die | BLOG ENTRY

    The zombie pipeline lives! You might think that the Obama administration's decision last month to delay the construction of the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline pending further review would have put an end to Big Oil's pipeline dreams....

    December 13, 2011 10:00 AM ET
  • $200 Million Settlement Reached Over Massey Mine Disaster

    $200 Million Settlement Reached Over Massey Mine Disaster | BLOG ENTRY

    Life is not cheap in the coal fields of West Virginia after all. The owner of Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia where 29 miners died last year in a violent explosion, is ready to...

    December 6, 2011 3:55 PM ET
  • The Big Lie in the Durban U.N. Climate Talks

    The Big Lie in the Durban U.N. Climate Talks | BLOG ENTRY

    The problem with the U.N. climate talks in Durban, now into their third day, is not just that the big polluters like China and the U.S. refuse to make any meaningful commitments to cut carbon pollution. ...

    December 1, 2011 10:00 AM ET
  • Is the Keystone Pipeline Really Dead?

    Is the Keystone Pipeline Really Dead? | ARTICLE

    Not since the days of George W. Bush's "Clear Skies" and "Healthy Forests" initiatives has America been presented with a project as cravenly corporate and backward-looking as the Keystone XL pipeline. The 1,700-mile-long pipeline,...

    November 23, 2011 8:00 AM ET
  • U.N. Climate Talks Are Dead Before They Begin

    U.N. Climate Talks Are Dead Before They Begin | BLOG ENTRY

    Next week, the nations of the world will meet in Durban, South Africa, to hash out a new treaty to cut carbon pollution.   Mid-level officials from nations all over the world will arrive in black SUVs, carrying...

    November 22, 2011 4:25 PM ET
  • Obama Mans Up on the Keystone Pipeline Decision

    Obama Mans Up on the Keystone Pipeline Decision | BLOG ENTRY

    Maybe it is the threat of thousands of protestors circling the White House this weekend. Or maybe he’s sick of being pushed around by Big Oil (ha!).  Or maybe he just gets it.  Whatever his motive, President...

    November 3, 2011 10:15 AM ET
  • Mitt Romney Flip-Flops on Climate Change

    Mitt Romney Flip-Flops on Climate Change | BLOG ENTRY

    This morning Jon Huntsman hit Mitt Romney as a "perfectly lubricated weathervane," calling him on his flip-flops on Libya, the debt-ceiling, and other issues.  It's a great line, and one the Romney richly deserves.Here is...

    October 28, 2011 3:10 PM ET
  • Exxon Profits Soar: Why Big Oil Is Booming

    Exxon Profits Soar: Why Big Oil Is Booming | BLOG ENTRY

    So the Big Oil juggernaut rolls on.  Yesterday Exxon Mobil announced profits of $10 billion, up 41 percent from a year ago.  And this is despite a fall in oil production and a decline in prices. ...

    October 28, 2011 10:05 AM ET
  • The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

    The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew | ARTICLE

    When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who...

    October 27, 2011 10:45 AM ET
  • Exclusive: Interview With Jailed Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher

    Exclusive: Interview With Jailed Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher | BLOG ENTRY

    Lots of people talk about how committed they are to taking action to solve the climate crisis – but few people have as much skin in the game as Tim DeChristopher. Last July 26,...

    October 19, 2011 3:30 PM ET
  • Australian Carbon Tax Vote: A Very Big Deal

    Australian Carbon Tax Vote: A Very Big Deal | BLOG ENTRY

    So maybe there is hope for us yet. After what one Aussie columnist calls "the dirtiest and most dishonest campaign ever waged before the Australian public," with millions of dollars spent on media ads and climate skeptics...

    October 13, 2011 2:33 PM ET
  • Steve Jobs: Rolling Stone's 2003 Interview

    Steve Jobs: Rolling Stone's 2003 Interview | ARTICLE

    When Steve Jobs cruises into the airy reception area on the Apple Computer campus in Cupertino, California, on a recent morning, nobody pays much attention to him, even though he's the company's CEO. He's wearing shorts, a...

    October 6, 2011 2:35 PM ET
  • Geoengineering Goes Legit

    Geoengineering Goes Legit | BLOG ENTRY

    In 2006, when I wrote a profile of physicist Lowell Wood for Rolling Stone, the notion that we might "geoengineer" the Earth’s climate to reduce the risk of climate change – to build what amounts to...

    October 4, 2011 3:25 PM ET
  • Can Geoengineering Save The World?

    Can Geoengineering Save The World? | ARTICLE

    Last summer, an elite group of scientists, economists and government officials gathered at Snowmass ski resort near Aspen, Colorado, to contemplate the end of the world. The weeklong "workshop, held in the shadow of 14,000-foot-high peaks at...

    October 4, 2011 2:05 PM ET
  • Climate Change and the End of Australia

    Climate Change and the End of Australia | ARTICLE

    It's near midnight, and I'm holed up in a rickety hotel in Proserpine, a whistle-stop town on the northeast coast of Australia. Yasi, a Category 5 hurricane with 200-mile-per-hour winds that's already been dubbed "The Mother of...

    October 3, 2011 5:43 PM ET
  • The Coming Decline and Fall of Big Coal

    The Coming Decline and Fall of Big Coal | BLOG ENTRY

    AP ran a great story yesterday about the coming decline of the coal industry in Appalachia that I fear is not going to get nearly the attention it deserves.   Because if you think about this story...

    September 28, 2011 12:47 PM ET
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