Donald Trump’s Energy Whisperers

Donald Trump is wooing energy interests with support for oil and gas development, a rollback of federal regulations and a promise to bring back coal. His chief energy advisors are well-known in energy circles: North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer and Harold Hamm of Continental Resources.

Clean Or Contaminated? Residents Fear Tainted Water Post Fracking

There’s growing evidence that activities related to hydraulic fracturing can contaminate water supplies. A controversial draft report last year from the Environmental Protection Agency said the contamination was not widespread or systemic — yet for a number of households whose water has been tainted, and for many more who fear it is tainted, the struggle for clean water can sap energy and take years. Maryam Jameel from the Center for Public Integrity has the first of two stories on families in Pennsylvania desperate for answers.

CO Oil and Gas Industry Raises $6 Million To Fight Ballot Measures

A political organization created to fight anti-oil and gas ballot measures in Colorado has raised more than $6 million dollars in the first quarter of 2016. It shows an industry preparing for a potential battle this fall against a much less well-funded foe. Meanwhile, supporters of four ballot measures seeking to restrict drilling are gathering signatures across the state and have raised just tens of thousands of dollars.