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AP Update: Penn. water study secret conflict of interest

After learning that authors of a recent study that linked natural gas operations in the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania to contaminated ground water did not share their rather large conflict of interest, an update and correction is in order. The Associated Press (AP) received an embargoed copy of the report that failed to disclose that an author of the ...

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Update: Name released in oil rig death near Killdeer


By Mary Schimke,  Shale Plays Media Investigations are still ongoing in the death of a 32-year-old man who was killed after a fall from an oil rig west of Killdeer, North Dakota, on Thursday. According to Eric Brooks, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration area director, Kristopher Barnes of Minot died after being struck by traveling blocks. He became trapped ...

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