Fracking

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Scott Sheffield, chairman and CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources, in his office in Irving, Texas. (Photographer: Ben Sklar/ Bloomberg Businessweek)
Despite the widely-held belief that the Republican Party and the fossil fuel industry are natural allies, one of the world's most prominent fracking tycoons admitted Tuesday that, actually, his business has fared better under Democrats. "The industry has actually historically done better under Democratic presidents during my 42 years, going back,...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have conclusively shown that living...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
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Further

Days after a report of “substantial gaps in oversight” at thousands of high-risk fracking wells, emergency officials announced a leak at Tioga, N.D.'s Ron Burgundy 3-23-14H fracking well, which is under a confidentiality agreement that protects its owners from having to tell the public what the hell is going on there. Alarmingly, 22% of North Dakota's 1,813 oil and gas wells have such “tight hole” status, probably because the state awards it to any operators who ask. What's most scary here:...