Michael Ross

professor in the Political Science Department and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA

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Professor of Political Science at UCLA and author of The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations

Michael Ross on KCRW

President Biden’s $2 trillion “Build Back Better” plan includes major climate change reforms, but it’s lacking support, including from Sen. Joe Manchin.

If Build Back Better dies, what happens to climate legislation?

President Biden’s $2 trillion “Build Back Better” plan includes major climate change reforms, but it’s lacking support, including from Sen. Joe Manchin.

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With twice the oil and three times the natural gas previously estimated — and plenty of coal -- in just a few years the US could produce more fuel than it burns.

'Energy Independence:' Good News or Bad?

With twice the oil and three times the natural gas previously estimated — and plenty of coal -- in just a few years the US could produce more fuel than it burns.

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