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The environmental legacy of oil and mining booms across the U.S. and around the world
Environment

OSHA to take hard look at ‘big oil’ in the Bakken

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.

Environment

Man-made earthquakes: Fact or fiction?

Earthquakes in Oklahoma used to be something of a rarity, but a few years ago, that began to change. What’s going on? This short video explains why this is happening across the U.S. and who scientists think the culprits are.

Environment

The father of fracking

Explore the history of hydraulic fracturing – aka fracking – in North Texas, where the technologies that are now employed in the Bakken oil fields were born.

Environment

Tracking oil trains

While America’s energy boom means cheaper oil, shipping massive amounts of crude can lead to another kind of boom: So far this year, five oil trains have derailed and caught fire.

Jun 13, 2015
Environment

Oklahoma’s man-made earthquakes

Join reporters as they hop in a car and drive toward the epicenter of two earthquakes that had just struck near a small Oklahoma town, to see the after-effects and talk to the people who live in the area.

Jun 13, 2015
Environment

Death in the Bakken

Reveal reporter Jennifer Gollan heads to North Dakota to examine the story of one young man’s tragic death in the Bakken oil fields, exposing the dangers oil workers face.

Jun 13, 2015
Environment

Growing oil train traffic is shrouded in secrecy

After an oil boom in North Dakota, trains are moving more oil than ever. Derailments and explosions have prompted emergency responders to call for more information about oil train traffic but railroad companies mostly have refused, saying that releasing the data would put them at a competitive disadvantage.

Jun 13, 2015
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