November 30, 2022
How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits
For decades, 1960s research for the American Petroleum Institute warning of the risks of burning fossil fuels had been forgotten. But two papers discovered by a crusading lawyer are now playing a key role in lawsuits aimed at holding oil companies accountable for climate change.
April 13, 2022
Amid Hopes and Fears, a Plastics Boom in Appalachia Is On Hold
The rise of fracking in Appalachia has fed visions of turning the Ohio River Valley into a petrochemical and plastics hub. But overproduction of plastic, opposition to natural gas pipelines, and public concern about rampant plastic waste are upending those plans.