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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.

August 18, 2015 | Case

Reducing Methane Pollution

The oil and gas industry dumps or loses almost 8 million tons of methane into the air each year, through unrepaired leaks and intentional releases, despite the availability of proven, low-cost solutions that could eliminate up to half of this pollution.

June 30, 2015 | Blog Post

Broken Laws and Public Trust in Seattle

Shell and its Arctic drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, have already run roughshod over Washington state and Seattle laws—and they plan to come back this November for round two.

June 29, 2015 | Feature

The Battle for Seattle

Seattleites cry out “Shell No!” as Shell Oil tries to set up shop in the Emerald City’s waters during its Arctic drilling off-season.

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