How Will the Fossil Fuel Era End?

Center for Science and Technology Policy Research

University of Colorado Boulder

2019 Seminar Series

Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm

How Will the Fossil Fuel Era End?

A presentation by Antonia Juhasz, Investigative Journalist

free and open to the public

CSTPR conference room

1333 Grandview Avenue, Boulder

This talk will be available via live webcast. To view the live webcast please go to Adobe Connect and login as a guest
webcast Antonia Juhasz is a leading energy analyst, author, and investigative journalist specializing in oil. An award-winning writer, her articles appear in Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine, Newsweek, The Atlantic,, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, The Advocate, Pacific Standard Magazine, and many more. Antonia is the author of three books: Black Tide (2011), The Tyranny of Oil (2008), and The Bush Agenda (2006).

Antonia is a 2019/2020 Ted Scripps Fellow at the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder where she is writing a book on the end of the fossil fuel era.  She is a 2017 Yale University Poynter Fellow in Journalism and a 2013 Investigative Journalism Fellow of the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelors Degree in Public Policy from Brown University. Antonia founded and runs the (Un)Covering Oil Investigative Reporting Program with fiscal sponsor, the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Antonia’s investigations follow the trail of oil as it seeps into virtually every corner of human existence from climate change to the environment, politics to economics, public health to human rights, and from war to peace. Reporting from the frontlines of fossil fuels and climate change, her investigations have taken her a mile below the ocean surface in the Gulf of Mexico to the rainforests of the Ecuadoran Amazon, from the deserts of Afghanistan to the fracking fields of North Dakota, from the Alaskan Arctic to the oiled beaches of Santa Barbara, and many more places in between. Her writing highlights women and girls, as their stories are least often told. Antonia’s photographs regularly accompany her articles.

A sought-after public speaker, her recent appearances include the New York Museum of Modern Art, Yale University, the Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network International, the Peoples’ Tribunal on Hurricane Harvey Recovery in Houston, and The Nobel Women’s Initiative 2017 International Conference, “A Global Feminist Resistance” in Germany.

Her 15-month investigation, “Death on the Dakota Access,” ran as a 12-page print feature in Pacific Standard Magazine and was named to its list of The Best Stories of 2018, it was part of a series of articles reporting from Standing Rock on the Dakota Access Pipeline. She completed a series of six articles for Newsweek on the UN Paris climate talks, reporting from Alaska, North Dakota and Paris.

She has written several magazine cover articles and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including: Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic,, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, The Advocate, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Petroleum Review Magazine, Washington Post, Roll Call, The Daily Mirror – Zimbabwe, The Star – Johannesburg, Grist, Pacific Standard Magazine, Cambridge University Review of International Relations Journal, Tikkun, LeftTurn, and more.

Her Harper’s Magazine feature article, “30 Million Gallons Under the Sea,” was a finalist for the 2015 Reed Environmental Writing Award and appears in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 Anthology by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Her Advocate Magazine cover article,“What’s Wrong with Exxon?” was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, Outstanding Magazine Article 2013.

Antonia was a 2012-2013 Investigative Journalism Fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program, a working news room at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. She traveled to Afghanistan and Tajikistan, investigating the role of oil and natural gas in the Afghanistan war reporting for The Atlantic and Harper’s Magazine.

In 2012, she received funding from The Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute to conduct two on-the-ground investigations into the ongoing impacts of the BP Gulf oil spill.

Antonia is the author of BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill (Wiley 2011), a searing look at the human face of BP’s disaster the Gulf. An in-depth investigation into the causes and consequences of the largest offshore drilling oil spill in world history. It uncovers the public policy choices that enabled the disaster to take place and the obstacles that hav prevented the best policy responses from occurring. Black Tide includes first-hand interviews with key actors in government, industry, and advocacy organizations. Juhasz reports from the front lines where she was embedded in those communities most impacted by the disaster.