Monthly Archives: May 2011

Growing Problem

A probably unintended consequence of the mania for gas-drilling in Pennsylvania is a new focus on the struggles of family farms. According to news accounts and the gas industry’s own propaganda, small farmers throughout the state are cheerfully signing leases … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Energy Traps

The trouble with the way we talk about energy is that we talk only about energy. Energy sources – mostly fossil fuels, but also nuclear and hydroelectric – are not created or exploited in a void. Their production and use … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

Dead Reckonings

All the celebrating over the death of bin Laden this past week suggests that a great victory has been won for mankind. I’d suggest not quite the opposite: that the celebration itself, when compared to our indifference or even hostility … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off