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.
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.
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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.
While America’s energy boom means cheaper oil, shipping massive amounts of crude can lead to another kind of boom: So far this year, five oil trains have derailed and caught fire.
Join reporters as they hop in a car and drive toward the epicenter of two earthquakes that had just struck near a small Oklahoma town, to see the after-effects and talk to the people who live in the area.
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.
Reveal took 10 years of Oklahoma earthquake data, translated it into MIDI notes, and ran those notes through a synthesizer to add more musicality. Hear more in our June episode.
After an oil boom in North Dakota, trains are moving more oil than ever. Derailments and explosions have prompted emergency responders to call for more information about oil train traffic but railroad companies mostly have refused, saying that releasing the data would put them at a competitive disadvantage.
Across the Bakken, deeply entrenched corporate practices and weak federal oversight have inoculated energy producers against responsibility when worke