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David Hasemyer

InsideClimate News reporter David Hasemyer is co-author of the Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You've Never Heard Of, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, was a finalist in the 2012 Scripps Howard Awards for Environmental Reporting and won an honorable mention in the 2012 John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. Prior to joining InsideClimate News, he was a freelance journalist whose career included an award-winning tenure at the San Diego Union-Tribune as an investigative reporter. Hasemyer's work has been recognized by the Associated Press, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He has also been a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award.

Among the articles Hasemyer researched and wrote for the Union-Tribune was a series about a 10-million ton pile of nuclear waste, a remnant of the uranium-mining boom in the 1950s and '60s that threatened the Colorado River. Those stories have been widely credited as critical to the U. S. Department of Energy's decision in 2000 to move the pile away from the river. Hasemyer graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.


Study Raises Concerns About Toxic Oil and Gas Emissions in California Air

Jan 26 , 2015
An infrared camera, air sampling and surveys reveal that methane and toluene are among the contaminants showing up in Kern and Ventura counties.

Five Years after Enbridge Oil Spill, Landowners Await Spring Landscaping of Repaired Line

Jan 23 , 2015
With the new $2.6 billion pipeline, Enbridge pledges to restore the landscape. But for at least one landowner, the emotional scars may never disappear.

Air Monitor in Texas Fracking-Boom Country Is Up and Soon to Track Pollution

Jan 16 , 2015
It may be a while before Karnes County and its neighbors know whether they're breathing dangerous air.

Voices and Votes Against Fracking Rang Out and Racked Up in 2014

Dec 31 , 2014
Voters in California, Ohio and—for the first time—even a corner of oil-rich Texas, took a stand against fracking.

Fracking Fumes: Where There's a Well, All Is Not Well

Dec 22 , 2014
After analyzing 24 scientific studies, the Natural Resources Defense Council finds plenty to worry about, from birth defects to deadly effects.

Congressman Widens Inquiry Into Fracking Waste in Northeast and Midwest

Dec 10 , 2014
Pennsylvania’s Cartwright wants to know about safety measures in neighboring Ohio and West Virginia.

Documents Tell the Story: Texas Oil Industry Inspectors Fired for Enforcing the Rules

Dec 9 , 2014
The dismissals of two Railroad Commission inspectors help tell the story of oil and gas regulation in Texas.