Expanding Oil Exploration Threatens One of the Sahara's Largest Nature Reserves
The Termit and Tin Toumma National Nature Reserve covers an area three times the size of Belgium and contains numerous endangered species.
A Landmark Lawsuit Sets New Precedent for Indigenous Land Rights in the Amazon
The Waorani community in Ecuador won a historic ruling that may create a new guide for other indigenous communities looking to protect their lands from oil interests.
Meet the Woman Who Fought to Keep an Oil Terminal Out of Her Town
Linda Garcia is set to receive this year's Goldman Environmental prize for keeping an oil-by-rail terminal our of her Washington neighborhood.
An Oil Company Is Being Fined More Than $3 Million for the 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Plains All American, the company responsible for the spill, said the fine would not damage the $17 billion company's bottom line.
Are American Oil Platforms Prepared for Underwater Avalanches?
Instead of one damaged wellhead, a mudslide would leave a tangled mess of pipes buried under a giant mass of sediments.
Zimbabwe's President Throws the Country Into an Economic Tailspin
President Emmerson Mnangagwa sent the country into turmoil after doubling oil prices just before flying off to Russia.
U.S. Oil Production Is Set to Rise as Experts Say Fossil Fuels Need to Be Phased Out
Already the largest oil and gas producer in the world, the United States is expected to ramp up oil production more than any other nation in the coming decades.
Madagascar Is Opening Up Fresh Waters to Fossil Fuel Interests
The country is offering more than 20,000 miles of untouched ocean in the Mozambique Channel for future oil exploration.
Taxpayers May Soon Be on the Hook for a $2 Billion Fracked Gas Refinery
Northwest Innovation Works promises to bring jobs to rural Washington—but at what cost?
Big Oil Has Spent Millions Trying to Defeat a California County's Ballot Measure
Oil companies have contributed $8 million to fight against Measure G, a ballot measure in San Luis Obispo County that would block the expansion of local oil operations.
The Trump Administration Approves the First Offshore Oil Facility in Federal Waters Off of Alaska
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Tuesday announced the approval of the first offshore oil production facility in federal waters off the coast of Alaska.
Dispatches: Santa Barbarans Rally Against Efforts to Expand Fracking in California
News and notes from Pacific Standard staff and contributors.
Oregon's Governor Will Sign an Executive Order Banning Offshore Drilling
Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a plan to block offshore drilling off the state's coast on Monday.
What Hurricane Michael Meant for Farms, Oil Production, and Nursing Homes
Preliminary estimates of the damage are just coming in.
How Will Hurricane Michael Affect Oil Operations in the Gulf?
Though this hurricane will likely only hit the oil industry with a glancing blow, the industry won't always be able to weather the storm.
Waste From Central California's Oil Fields Is Spreading Underground, Threatening Water Supplies
In California's Central Valley, the oil industry has been dumping wastewater into unlined—and under-regulated—ponds, threatening the state's limited groundwater and the humans who rely on it.
Dispatches: Five Essential Reads From the Past Week
A collection of some of our most important and timely stories, from a first-of-its-kind investigation into the hazards of the pipeline industry to a feature on the sinking island of Tangier.
The Lede, Issue #33: An Investigation Into Big Oil, on the Ground at the Climate Summit, Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels, and More
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