Big Oil’s New Pitch: Fracking Means Never Having to Fear Putin

Natural gas in Ukraine

Oil and gas companies want Washington to believe that fracking can save Ukraine from Russia. It can’t.

There Are 1,401 Uninspected High-Risk Oil and Gas Wells.

Oil covers the ground after a 2010 well blowout near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The state leads the nation for uninspected wells on federal land. (The inspection status of this particular well is unknown.) AP

The government is failing to conduct key safety inspections on new oil and gas wells on federal and Native American land.

North Dakota Is the Deadliest State to Work In

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A new report finds exceptionally high fatality rates in the oil and gas and construction industries.

How To Make Natural Gas More Climate-Friendly

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We have the technology to clean up fracking, but we can’t trust industry to use it voluntarily.

These Members of Congress Are Bankrolled by the Fracking Industry

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A new report finds that the industry is giving out “gushers” of money, mainly to congressional Republicans.

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