Jessica Corbett, staff writer
2018 fracked gas well blowout in rural ohio
New data about the 2018 incident sparks fresh warnings about the dangers of natural gas and renewed calls for a rapid transition to renewable energy.
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"We deserve better than Joe Biden's silence in the face of crisis."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
ban fracking
"It is unconscionable that we continue to subject our communities to these...


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:...