The Obama administration maintains that the proposed international trade agreement would be good for the American people and the economy, but there's a reason all negotiations have been shrouded in secrecy.
That means monitoring historically inactive areas, such as north central Texas, the way we now monitor earthquake-happy California.
An initial review of rules issued by the Interior Department shows the federal government has taken important steps to protect drinking water resources, while not adopting the strictest regulations in place in some states.
Two carefully couched studies parse how our political views impact the way we respond to scientific findings.
A Pennsylvania gas company offers residents cash to buy protection from any claims of harm.
After a week of reporting and writing on booms and busts—everything from the economy of big oil boomtowns to the growth of the mental-health counseling field—Jamie Wiebe considers five of the biggest booms—and five of the biggest busts—of the past year.
In Pennsylvania, opponents of gas drilling say regulators are slow and unprepared in responding to air quality complaints.
ProPublica surveys some recent research on potential health implications of hydro fracking.
A Q&A with Brian Fontenot, whose research gives the latest indication that fracking may be tied to arsenic contamination.
When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field recently, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike.
Elizabeth Royte finds herself stranded in Williston, North Dakota, at the heart of a new oil boom in the United States.
Has the large advocacy group allowed itself to be “co-opted by industry interests"?
The energy boom has the nation mired in chatter about a burgeoning job market, or panicked over certain environmental destruction. Instead, we should be asking: To whom will go the spoils of this bonanza, and on whose shoulders will the risks fall?