Law enforcement’s militaristic presence at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests was made possible by the taxpayers of North Dakota.
Another look at the perilous price of American energy
On this hour of Reveal, we take another look at three of our major investigations that explored energy production in the United States. We’ll revisit how fracking has opened new realms of oil and gas production and examine some of the complex consequences of so-called energy independence.
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John Oliver tells North Dakotans to ‘be angry’ over oil worker deaths
It’s time for North Dakotans “be angry” at major oil companies that dodge accountability for workers’ deaths and toxic spills, John Oliver said on his HBO news satire show.
StoryWorks heads to North Dakota for ‘North by Inferno’
The latest production by StoryWorks, an experimental project from The Center for Investigative Reporting that produces theater inspired by investigative journalism, recounts the deadliest accident in the history of the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.
North Dakota lawmakers are crafting bills to improve oil worker safety
North Dakota state Rep. Joshua Boschee and state Sen. George Sinner announced plans for legislation that would enact tougher workplace safety standards and hold major oil companies accountable for oil field worker injuries and deaths.
Spate of oil field deaths prompts new study of workplace hazards
The oil boom in North Dakota and elsewhere has claimed the lives of dozens of workers. In response, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said it plans to survey 500 oil field employees starting next year in an effort to improve safety.
OSHA to take hard look at ‘big oil’ in the Bakken
Following a Reveal investigation into worker deaths and injuries in the Bakken oil fields, a top federal workplace safety regulator in North Dakota announced plans for a tougher enforcement strategy intended to hold major energy companies accountable for workplace accidents.
Power struggle: The perilous price of America’s energy boom
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.
Death in the Bakken
Reveal reporter Jennifer Gollan heads to North Dakota to examine the story of one young man’s tragic death in the Bakken oil fields, exposing the dangers oil workers face.