Fracking

Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog
Confidential sources have told Politico that Bill Cooper — current congressional staffer and former fossil fuel industry lobbyist and attorney — is under consideration to head President Donald Trump 's White House Council on Environmental Quality ( CEQ ). CEQ works to coordinate various federal agencies dealing with environmental and energy public...
Nika Knight, staff writer
A fracking well flare in Scott Township, Pennsylvania.
The Interior Department under President Donald Trump is planning to revoke a...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Thousands of pages of emails between newly confirmed EPA administrator Scott...

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:...