by Peter Maass
Firefighters walk near flames towering from an oil pipeline explosion in northern China's Liaoning province on July 17.
August 12, 2010 In Crude World, journalist Peter Maass argues that our relentless pursuit of oil has created a host of problems in the world — particularly in the countries that hold the most deposits. He explains why our dependence on the fossil fuel is not without social and environmental costs.
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