Oil billionaire Harold Hamm is a contender to become President-elect Donald Trump’s next energy secretary. That could present a windfall for Continental Resources, where Hamm is chief executive.
Plummeting oil prices have prompted two of the largest energy producers in the Bakken oil fields to stop fracking, according to the Financial Times.
It’s time for North Dakotans “be angry” at major oil companies that dodge accountability for workers’ deaths and toxic spills, John Oliver said on his HBO news satire show.
The latest production by StoryWorks, an experimental project from The Center for Investigative Reporting that produces theater inspired by investigative journalism, recounts the deadliest accident in the history of the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.
North Dakota state Rep. Joshua Boschee and state Sen. George Sinner announced plans for legislation that would enact tougher workplace safety standards and hold major oil companies accountable for oil field worker injuries and deaths.
Following a Reveal investigation into worker deaths and injuries in the Bakken oil fields, a top federal workplace safety regulator in North Dakota announced plans for a tougher enforcement strategy intended to hold major energy companies accountable for workplace accidents.
Across the Bakken, deeply entrenched corporate practices and weak federal oversight have inoculated energy producers against responsibility when worke