Julia Conley, staff writer
"The climate emergency is here. Democrats need to take the lead on confronting it."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Fracking wells are seen on a farm in McKenzie County, North Dakota in 2013.
"Rescuing fossil fuel production is absolutely the wrong direction for public...
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
"We should be phasing out carbon as quickly as possible, and fracking is an excellent place to start."
"Taxpayers shouldn't be required to backstop oil and gas companies that were...


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:...