President Donald Trump derides the Environmental Protection Agency for saving “nearly every puddle or every ditch on a farmer’s land.” But scientists say these small waterways are fundamental to the nation’s drinking water supplies and wildlife.
After a year of protests and controversy, oil began flowing through the 1,200-mile Dakota Access pipeline earlier this month. But the pipeline’s ultimate fate is now uncertain after a federal judge issued a ruling that challenges parts of the environmental review completed before the pipeline was permitted.
The San Juan Basin in the Four Corners region of the Southwest emits substantially more methane per unit of energy produced than most major gas-producing areas, according to a Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting analysis of industry data reported to the federal government.
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Fossil fuel companies are among the biggest supporters of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Yet federal documents reveal that some companies are well aware of the severe risks of a warming planet.
As people nationwide rallied last year to support the Standing Rock Sioux’s attempts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, a private security firm with experience fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan launched an intrusive military-style surveillance and counterintelligence campaign against the activists and their allies, according to internal company documents.
Just in time for the country’s sesquicentennial, the Trans Mountain oil pipeline project is forcing Canadian officials to decide how far they’re willing to go to honor First Nations’ rights.
Our video series examines the ways tribes in North America have dealt with mounting pressures from governments and corporations that take over their land for mega-projects such as dams, freeways and oil pipelines.
On Reveal, we team up with Inside Energy to go behind the scenes at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and meet the young people who started the oil pipeline protests.
A high-stakes battle is underway on multiple front lines across America, as Native American and climate change activists square off against oil and pipeline companies racing to lay as much infrastructure into the ground as quickly as possible.
While recovery experts support the attempt to save FEMA money, disaster-impacted communities have found their vital public institutions relocated without residents being given an opportunity to voice concerns.