Nick Cunningham

Nick Cunningham is a Washington DC-based writer on energy and environmental issues. Follow him onTwitter: @nickcunningham1

 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Holding Clinton’s Feet to the Fire On Climate
Recent difficulties aside, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the odds on favorite to win the presidency this year—and climate advocates are uneasy about what to expect. She faced immense pressure from a remarkably successful campaign from Senator Bernie Sanders in the presidential...
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Friday, February 12, 2016
Why Climate Activists Must Seize On The Oil Price Crash
The utter collapse in oil prices over the past year and a half presents a unique opportunity for climate action, a temporary period in which measures to restrict the production and consumption of fossil fuels could be more politically palatable than at any other moment to date. Oil prices have...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Rise of the Climate Justice Candidate?
On both sides of the Atlantic, a leftward shift in mainstream politics is changing the conversation on climate change. In the US, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has shocked the political establishment, attracting tens of thousands of people to his events around the country. To be sure, Bernie did...
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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Oil Exports Are the Next Step in Obama’s Fossil-Fueled Presidency
Since the 1970s, US law has prohibited the export of crude oil. There are exceptions—the US can export oil to Canada, for example. But otherwise, oil is banned from leaving American shores. For nearly forty years that policy was not controversial. The US was such a massive importer of oil that...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Oil Price Crash is Being Used to Attack the Public Sector
From Anchorage and the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf Coast, the collapse in oil prices is being used as an excuse by right-wing governments to further gut social spending and shrink critical services for the poor. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Louisiana. To be sure, Louisiana’s Republican...
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