Tag: fracking

Fracking for oil and gas has collided with cities’ growth on Colorado’s Front Range, elevating fears over health and environmental impacts. But citizens aren’t waiting for state or local officials or the courts to hand down tougher rules. My article for High Country News in August 2013, covers the issue, ahead of election season when several communities will vote on fracking bans.

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The collision of university environmental research and energy industry funding has earned the derisive moniker of “frackademia,” clouded by questions over industry’s bias at state schools. My January 2013 story for High Country News explores how colleges are trying to maintain their scientific integrity and research funds — a task some are handling better than others.

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