“Big Oil, Bad Air: Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas”
Jim Morris, Lisa Song, David Hasemyer, Susan White, and Greg Gilderman
The Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel
A 20-month joint reporting project spanning three organizations, “Big Oil, Bad Air” explores the tension between cheap energy and air quality in one of the most active oil and gas fields in the United States. The stories focus on 20,000 square miles of Texas where thousands of production facilities, and waste dumped into open pits, release toxic chemicals into the air with virtually no regulatory oversight.
The core project team comprised reporters Jim Morris of the Center for Public Integrity and Lisa Song and David Hasemyer of InsideClimate News; and Susan White, former executive editor of InsideClimate News. Greg Gilderman, a producer with The Weather Channel joined the effort as a video partner.
Jessica Garrison, Buzzfeed News