More than a decade ago, the U.S. made a big bet on natural gas as a path to reduced emissions and energy independence. But has that bet gone bad for communities – and the climate?
If we want to slow climate change, we have to slash methane pollution. Methane is heating up the planet and threatens the health of people who live near drill sites.
Earthquakes in Oklahoma used to be something of a rarity, but a few years ago, that began to change. What’s going on? This short video explains why this is happening across the U.S. and who scientists think the culprits are.
Explore the history of hydraulic fracturing – aka fracking – in North Texas, where the technologies that are now employed in the Bakken oil fields were born.
We explore energy production in the United States. From North Dakota to Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, we’ll look at how fracking has opened new realms of oil and gas production – and we’ll examine some of the complex consequences of so-called energy independence.
What exactly is fracking anyway? Check out this short animated explainer from Marketplace for a quick download.