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Oil and Gas Drilling

The Latest On: Oil and Gas Drilling

July 20, 2015 | Feature

Map: Crude-by-Rail Across America

Railroad shipments of volatile crude oil into America's cities have dramatically increased, with explosive results. See a map of major crude oil train accidents since 2012—and the communities that are fighting back.

June 20, 2014 | Feature

Dryden: The Town That Changed The Fracking Game

When the oil and gas industry came to the small town of Dryden, NY, with plans to start fracking, things didn’t turn out quite how they expected. Find out how a group of neighbors turned the tables on a powerful industry—and changed the fracking game forever. View the photo essay.

May 20, 2016 | Blog Post

The Tide is Turning Against Offshore Drilling

A week that saw oil companies retreat from the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea, an agreement among Arctic-bordering countries, and a large spill could be the beginning of the end for offshore drilling.

May 13, 2016 | Feature

Fixing The Leaky Oil & Gas Industry

Too many communities have been left to deal with fallouts from an aging, failure-prone fossil fuel infrastructure network. One such disaster occurred at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility near the Southern California community of Porter Ranch.

May 11, 2016 | Feature

Watching The Rails: One Community’s Quest For Safety

Faced with a deadly new threat, residents in one predominately African-American community are organizing their neighbors and allies from far and wide—building the power to take on a Fortune 500 company and complacent regulators.

May 11, 2016 | Feature

Vigilantes de los Rieles: Una Comunidad en Búsqueda de Seguridad

Los habitantes de una comunidad predominantemente afro-americana se están movilizando ante una nueva amenaza y se están organizando con sus vecinos y aliados provenientes de lugares alejados y juntos están desafiando seriamente a una empresa poderosa y reguladores demasiado complacientes.

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