Reveal: The Costs of America’s Energy Boom

Another look at the perilous price of American energy

By Julia B. Chan, Reveal

On this hour of Reveal, we take another look at three of our major investigations that explored energy production in the United States, and we’ll bring you up to date on what’s happened since they originally aired.

From Washington to North Dakota and Oklahoma, we’ll revisit how fracking has opened new realms of oil and gas production and examine some of the complex consequences of so-called energy independence.

Featured Image: There have been at least 74 deaths in Bakken oil field accidents since 2006, according to a Reveal analysis of data from Canadian and U.S. regulators. CREDIT: Adithya Sambamurthy/Reveal


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Reveal reporter Jennifer Gollan interviews Jebadiah “Jesse” Stanfill, a former oil worker who was among the first to arrive at the scene of a deadly rig explosion in 2011.
CREDIT: Rachel de Leon/Reveal

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