Thousands of property owners who lease land to energy companies are receiving lower-than-expected royalty payments – or virtually no payments at all. An investigation reveals that in many cases, oil and gas companies manipulate the numbers to reduce what they owe.
The amount of arsenic and other heavy metals in Texas ground water increased after the start of hydraulic fracturing, according to a study conducted by scientists at the University of Texas at Arlington. In this conversation, the lead author of the study describes what researchers found and what it could mean about the environmental impact of fracking.
Congress created the system of Alaska Native Corporations with the promise of bringing prosperity to a scattered indigenous population stuck in poverty. Decades later, there is a wide gap in the benefits the ANCs provide.