Jamie Horgan
Assistant Editor/Writer
Crude Economics
Petrostates in Peril

Lower oil prices spell trouble for the world’s petrostates, especially for sanctions-hit Russia.

Crude Economics
U.S. Shale Feels Crude Price Pinch

Plunging oil prices have made a number of unconventional American plays unprofitable, but efficiency gains mean shale is still hale.

What's the Deal?
You Can’t Revive an Idea That Never Lived

The U.S.-China climate deal has breathed new life into the global climate treaty movement, but don’t expect a breakthrough in Paris next year.

Shale Is Hale
Fracking Banned Where It Began

A small Texas town near the epicenter of the shale boom banned fracking this week, and in so doing highlighted one of the United States’ biggest strengths.

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Thank Fracking
To Save the Planet, Defeat the Greens

The President’s new emissions rules are as historic as they are contentious, and it’s too early to see whether they can efficiently achieve their intended effect. What is clear, however, is that this breakthrough was made possible in spite of—not thanks to—the environmental movement, and that lasting green progress will come at the expense of the biases and ideals of those who claim they want to save the planet most.

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