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Drillers illegally using diesel fuel to frack: report
A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydraulic fracturing operations, and then doctoring records to hide violations of the...
Aug 14th, 2014
Land grab cheats North Dakota tribes out of $1 billion, suits allege
Native Americans on an oil-rich North Dakota reservation have been cheated out of more than $1 billion by schemes to buy drilling rights for lowball prices, a flurry of recent lawsuits assert. And,...
Feb 25th, 2013
How safe are 2.5 million miles of pipelines?
At 6:11 p.m. on September 6, 2011, San Bruno, Calif. 911 received an urgent call. A gas station had just exploded and a fire with flames reaching 300 feet was raging through the neighborhood. The...
Nov 15th, 2012