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The People vs. The Pipeline

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As the North Texas gas-drilling frenzy continues, residents fight for the truth–and brace for the worst. This video complements Forrest Wilder’s article, “The Fire Down Below” which examines how a regulatory system deals with an industry that increasingly puts profits over safe operation.

Jen Reel was an Observer intern before joining the staff in July 2010, first as Web Editor, and most recently as Multimedia Editor. She received a Masters in Journalism with a concentration in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was co-chair for the student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. She has worked in the non-profit sector for the Peruvian-American Medical Society and has been published in Utne Reader magazine, the Village Voice and Pitchfork Music.