Federal regulators believe “there is a significant possibility” that recent earthquakes in North Texas are linked to oil and gas activity, even if state regulators won’t say so.
On this hour of Reveal, we take another look at three of our major investigations that explored energy production in the United States. We’ll revisit how fracking has opened new realms of oil and gas production and examine some of the complex consequences of so-called energy independence.
After three years of record American oil production, a gloomier reality is taking hold in the energy and mining sectors as commodity prices slip.
Oklahoma’s earthquakes are threatening a strategic crude oil storage depot, and the state’s regulators are shutting down some disposal wells in response. That’s the latest in a string of developments as Oklahoma tries to slow down an explosion of earthquakes that seismologists blame on the injection of wastewater from oil exploration.
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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.
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.
The oil boom in North Dakota and elsewhere has claimed the lives of dozens of workers. In response, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said it plans to survey 500 oil field employees starting next year in an effort to improve safety.