Issues / Energy

The new government in Turkmenistan has pledged to continue business as usual after next month's presidential election, a frightening prospect for human rights activists and anyone concerned about the fate of prisoners of conscience.
It's painfully clear, as the blood spills on both sides of the Chad border, that the consortium of international oil companies and their allies at the World Bank won't let anything stop a drop of oil from flowing to global markets.

Beyond Kyoto

In her comment Beyond Kyoto, Ruth Greenspan Bell seconds the importance of performance standards and discusses the challenges of implementation.

Oil Trip

Oil is a mixed blessing for Nigeria, Liberia, and Chad. Columnist Emira Woods reports on how the rich have pocketed the profits and the poor have suffered the environmental consequences.
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