A Pennsylvania gas company offers residents cash to buy protection from any claims of harm.
July 3, 2014 • 6:00 PM • Share
After a week of reporting and writing on booms and busts—everything from the economy of big oil boomtowns to the growth of the mental-health counseling field—Jamie Wiebe considers five of the biggest booms—and five of the biggest busts—of the past year.
May 9, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
In Pennsylvania, opponents of gas drilling say regulators are slow and unprepared in responding to air quality complaints.
April 10, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
ProPublica surveys some recent research on potential health implications of hydro fracking.
March 6, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
A Q&A with Brian Fontenot, whose research gives the latest indication that fracking may be tied to arsenic contamination.
August 27, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field recently, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike.
July 31, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
Has the large advocacy group allowed itself to be “co-opted by industry interests”?
May 24, 2013 • 6:00 AM • Share
The energy boom has the nation mired in chatter about a burgeoning job market, or panicked over certain environmental destruction. Instead, we should be asking: To whom will go the spoils of this bonanza, and on whose shoulders will the risks fall?
March 5, 2013 • 4:00 AM • Share
As humble guar gum illustrates, the economics of producing more fossil fuels won’t automatically result in lower prices, nor will increased protections necessarily mean big price increases.
June 4, 2012 • 4:00 AM • Share
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