Naveena Sadasivam, Grist


‘No Teeth and No Funding’: How Regulators Failed to Police the Oil Industry

Budget cuts and long term disinvestment in local environmental agencies have hobbled the states’ ability to oversee fracking.

This story is one installment of a larger project by Grist and The Texas Observer.  Support comes from the Pulitzer Center. The fracking boom in the Permian Basin—which straddles West Texas and southeastern New Mexico—largely coincided with Republican control of … Read More