Video Report: Drinking Water Contaminated for 300,000 Residents in West Virginia After Chemical Spill

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West Virginia Water Woes: 36 Hour Recap by David Boucher & Elaine Mcmillion for Charleston Daily Mail West Virginia stands in a state of emergency after a potentially harmful chemical spilled into a local river and contaminated the […]

Oil & Gas Worker Deaths Increase Over 100 Percent Since 2009

Oil and gas worker on a rig during a shoot for the fracking documentary Triple Divide. photo: jbpribanic

On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands by Andrew Schneider & Marilyn Geewax for NPR  Blue-collar workers, hit hard by automation and factory offshoring, have been struggling to find high-paying jobs. One industry does offer opportunity: As baby […]

New Aerial Video of Alabama Oil Spill Exposes Cleanup Problems

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Every year, we hear about the latest oil spills, pipeline explosions and pollution…but we rarely see how people and environment are impacted over time. Public Herald is embarking on a new series “American Albatross” to investigate the environmental […]

Natural Gas Economic Expansion Meets King Coal in Wyoming

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We’re scraping millions of tons of coal from the ground in Wyoming and Montana. But new oil and gas developments are shifting the energy landscape – and sparking debate on U.S. fuel and climate policy. by Gary Braasch […]

A Hill of Beans: DEP Approves Permit for #Fracking on Unleased Property

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a permit to Talisman Energy to drill a natural gas well under unleased property in Susquehanna County, according to landowners Steve and Joyce Libal and state documents provided to […]

Georgia Water Rights Spark Lawsuit After Oyster Industry Collapse

OYSTER FISHERMEN AT POINTE A LA HACHE ARE IDLE BECAUSE OF A STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT BAN ON OYSTERS. RECENT FLOODING OF THE SALT WATER BEDS BY POLLUTED MISSISSIPPI RIVER RENDERED THE OYSTERS UNFIT TO EAT. photo: Messina, John (date: 05/1973)

Florida Sues Georgia Over Water Dispute by Ashley Lopez for Florida Center for Investigative Reporting Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia this week after a long-running dispute […]