RMPBS’ Insight with John Ferrugia, in collaboration with Inside Energy, investigates what state regulators knew about the dangers of flowlines and the tragedy in Firestone, Colo., where a home explosion linked to a leaking gas line resulted in the death of two men.
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Living With Uncertainty: An Inside Energy Podcast Special
Is having oil and gas development nearby bad for your health? In this story, we’re going to dig into what is known and what is unknown about these dangers and why those unknowns still exist, as more and more wells are drilled. We’re going to meet different people with different perspectives, who are all gathering data or studying it. They’re looking for answers and living with unknowns.
Sage Grouse Deja Vu
The Interior Department is proposing changes to the 2015 Greater Sage Grouse Plans. Inside Energy looks at the impact these changes could have on the spirit of compromise across the west.
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Dakota Access Pipeline Upends Oil Transport
In its first month of service, the Dakota Access Pipeline is already causing major changes to the way oil is transported out of North Dakota.
What A West Coast Gas Terminal Could Mean For The Rockies
There is a lot of natural gas locked underground in Western Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. Trouble is, it can be tough to get that gas to market. Enter President Donald Trump. The administration is signaling that a natural gas terminal in coastal Oregon denied a critical permit under the Obama administration could have new life.
Oil Exports Bring Boom Times To Texas Port
A surge in production in the Permian Basin of west Texas—-already the nation’s highest producing oilfield — is extracting more crude oil than refiners in Texas can handle. But now, producers in the Permian have new outlets for that oil with economic implications hundreds of miles away from the flatlands of west Texas. Based on crude oil export projections, port officials say they expect to add 5000 direct and indirect jobs in 2017.
“This is not a bubble, this is real growth,” said vessel traffic controller Mike Stineman, as he scanned real time navigation charts indicating vessel traffic at the port. Radio chatter between vessels, the Coast Guard and the Vessel Control Center provided a non-stop soundtrack of the the pulse of the port. A longtime ban on U.S. crude exports was lifted last year.
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The Encampment – An Inside Energy Podcast Special On the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
In November of 2016, reporter Nicky Ouellet travelled to North Dakota to cover the Dakota Access pipeline protests for Inside Energy and Prairie Public Broadcasting. This is her radio documentary about the protest camps and the culture they created.
From Standing Rock To Texas
The anti-pipeline protests in North Dakota may not have stopped the Dakota Access pipeline, but they have inspired other protests by native and non-native groups around the country.
Nebraska landowners revive fight against Keystone XL
A group of Nebraska landowners sued to block the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline from seizing land by eminent domain. They have pledged to revive their fight, as the pipeline plans are revived.
Sacred Sites And Treaty Rights – The Dakota Access Backstory
For the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the effort to block the Dakota Access pipeline—an effort that attracted thousands of protesters, including members from hundreds of different Indian tribes across the nation—is about much more than oil, or water.