Former Oklahoma City newswoman to challenge Inhofe for U.S. Senate

"For decades we've had a senator who's more concerned about what's right or left than what's right or wrong," Broyles said in a video announcement.

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Use of green beauty brands is on the rise

It's important to arm oneself with knowledge about which ingredients may not be the safest.


How long can the fracking spending spree last?

After a decade of U.S. oil and gas companies spending beyond their means, a debate is underway in the energy and investment sectors on whether to keep pumping money into oil fields to keep the boom going full-speed. Or with interest rates rising and investors demanding better returns, are fracking firms going to have to live within their cash flows?

The next financial crisis lurks underground

Fueled by debt and years of easy credit, America’s energy boom is on shaky footing.

EPA approves Oklahoma's first-in-the-nation plan to regulate coal ash

Oklahoma will be the first state in the nation to oversee coal ash disposal, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday, a decision that pleased utility companies and worried environmentalists.


Scott Pruitt, swamp creature

Scott Pruitt's only tenuous claim to environmental protection concerns a sort of wetland preservation - namely, his immense contributions to the ethical swamp President Trump promised to drain.


Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

Frazzled residents in a part of rural northwestern Oklahoma paralyzed by days of wind-whipped wildfires expressed fear a blaze could overrun their home Wednesday, as firefighters battling the deadly fires there and in Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico found some relief at the promise of easing of dangerous weather conditions.


Court declines to tear up NJ's $225M settlement with Exxon

A New Jersey appeals court on Monday turned down a request from environmental groups and a former state senator to undo a $225 million pollution settlement between the state and Exxon Mobil.


Midwest City will test former Eagle Industries site for contamination

Midwest City will conduct environmental testing on a property it owns after The Oklahoman reported the site could contain trichloroethylene.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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