Scholarly Publications

“Environmental Law and the End of the New Deal Order”


“Crisis and Continuity in United States Oil Politics, 1965-1980”


“‘The Ultimate Environmental Dilemma’: Making a Place for Historians in the Climate and Energy Debates”


“Rooting Around in Search of Causality”


“Global Warming”

Stanley Kutler, ed., Dictionary of American History, 3rd Edition. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003.

“‘A Dive into Nature’s Great Grab-bag’: Nature, Gender and Capitalism in the Early Pennsylvania Oil Industry”

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“Searching for Middle Ground: Native Communities and Oil Extraction in the Northern and Central Ecuadorian Amazon, 1967-1993”

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“Home and Abroad: The Two ‘Wests’ of Twentieth-Century United States History”

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“Voices from the Hydrocarbon Frontier: Canada’s Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry (1974-1977)”

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“High Tide of Equal Protection: Justice Raymond L. Sullivan’s Opinions in Serrano and Westbrook”

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Magazines and Newspapers

“The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future”


“$1000 Question- Did the population bomb ever explode?”


After Words: Conversation about “The Bet” with Dina Cappiello


“Betting on the Apocalypse”


“The Big Idea: Can Innovation Save Us?”


“The Decline of Republican Environmentalism”


“From King Coal to carbon tax: A historical perspective on the energy and climate-change debate”


“Before the Big Spill”


“Climate Change and the Energy Transition: Lessons from History”


“The Environment: Refocusing on the Environmental Crisis”


“Earth Day: The Environmental Movement’s Midlife Crisis”


“Liberals must refight battles of the past”


“Playing the Market: Free markets don’t exist and never could”

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Legal Affairs, November/December 2004, 25-27.

“For the budget-conscious: Cheap oil isn’t worth the price”


“Yes, oil is too expensive — for security, environment”


“Keep Those Gasoline Prices High”