Investigation: Invisible Hand Published: April 2017
“Should a polluting corporation have the right to inject toxic waste, or should a community have the right to protect itself? I was elected to serve this community, and to protect the rights in our Charter voted in by the people I represent. If we have to physically and nonviolently stop the trucks from coming in because the courts fail us, we will do so. And we invite others to stand with us.”
Investigation: Invisible Hand Published: February 2017
“I think the state is in bed with the gas companies. My husband calls them DGP – Department of Gas Protection – because that’s what they’re about. To hell with us.”
Investigation: Invisible Hand Published: January 2017
After a three-year investigation in Pennsylvania, Public Herald has uncovered evidence of widespread and systemic impacts related to “fracking,” a controversial oil and gas technology.
License: Public Press Release Published: June 2016
On June 14th, 2016, the investigative news nonprofit Public Herald called for a federal investigation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) during testimony before the US EPA Science Advisory Board regarding water contamination related to Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas, commonly called “fracking.”
License: Public Press Release Published: May 2016
“We’re tired of being told by corporations and our so-called environmental regulatory agencies that we can’t stop this injection well,” Grant Township Supervisor Stacy Long explained. “This isn’t a game. We’re being threatened by a corporation with a history of permit violations, and that corporation wants to dump toxic frack wastewater into our Township.”
Location: PITTSBURGH, PA Submission: PUBLIC HERALD STAFF Published: February 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sabotaged the public trust and violated the public interest by also ignoring stacks of documented evidence that fracking poses a major risk to drinking water supplies.
Investigation: Part 4 of 9 Published: September 2015
BREAKING: Two public drinking water systems have impacted and at least five private water supplies contaminated due to ongoing pollution being caused by a natural gas fracking operation of JKLM Energy in Potter County, Pennsylvania.
Investigation: Part 2 of 9 Published: September 2015
In the largest release of fracking records in Pennsylvania history, Public Herald finds Water Contamination Investigations are “Cooked”
Investigation: Part 3 of 9 Published: September 2015 Publishing Partner: Erie Reader (front-page print exclusive)
As an investigative journalist, you never know when a whistleblower will arrive, and it’s most often when you least expect it.
Running Time: 90min
Triple Divide is said to be the only documentary of its kind on the controversial subject of fracking capable of speaking to all sides…