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David Hasemyer

David Hasemyer is a freelance journalist whose career includes an award-winning tenure at the San Diego Union-Tribune as an investigative reporter.  His 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.

Articles

To Stop a Pipeline, Citizens Deploy Hundreds of Letters, and a Shotgun

Oct 20 , 2014
'My brother in law told [the pipeline survey team] to leave and they did. He had a shotgun with him so they left quickly.'

Michigan Citizens Rise Up and Force a Gas Pipeline to Skirt Their County

Oct 14 , 2014
Strong, savvy opponents turned back a pipeline. Now they turn to help their neighbors do the same.

$2.9 Million Fracking Verdict Against Texas Oil Company Survives Another Challenge

Sep 16 , 2014
Judge denies Aruba's request for new trial in case involving Texas family suffering from noxious air emissions. Aruba says it will appeal.

Clock Ticking for Texas Families to Take Legal Action on Fracking Pollution

Sep 9 , 2014
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations, which means people have just two years from the time they notice a problem until they file a lawsuit.

Oil and Gas Wastewater Pits Draw Fine for Toxic Releases

Sep 3 , 2014
Facility in Utah doubles in size without a proper permit for emissions of volatile organic compounds, including benzene, toluene and xylene.

Enbridge Faces Maximum Fine of $86 Million for Kalamazoo Spill

Aug 28 , 2014
The company told regulators in a filing it expects to pay at least $22 million. The EPA, which will assess the fine, is mum.

Judge Throws Out Texas Family's Fracking Pollution Case

Aug 15 , 2014
Dismissal is in contrast to a case in which a jury awarded $2.9 million to a family who also claimed to be sickened by fracking's emissions.

Fracking Companies Fight Texas Families' Air Pollution Suits, Fearing Precedent

Aug 13 , 2014
If two Texas couples win their cases, it could change the assumption that ordinary people can't stand up to the industry, legal expert says.