InsideClimate News Wins EPPY Award for Fracking Investigation 'Big Oil + Bad Air'

'Big Oil + Bad Air' reveals the dangers of releasing toxic chemicals into the air from oil and gas drilling.

The journal Editor & Publisher announced Wednesday that InsideClimate News, the Center for Public Integrity and The Weather Channel won a 2014 EPPY Award in the category of Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website for "Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale: Big Oil + Bad Air on the Texas Prairie." 

"Big Oil + Bad Air," by reporters Lisa Song and David Hasemyer of ICN and Jim Morris of CPI, is an eight-month investigation that reveals the dangers of releasing toxic chemicals into the air from oil and gas drilling. It exposes how little the Texas government knows about such pollution in its own state, and shows that the Texas legislature is intent on keeping it that way.

The Weather Channel produced an original video documentary to accompany the series.

The international EPPY Awards, now in its 19th year, honor the best media websites across 31 categories.

ICN, CPI and The Weather Channel tied with The Post and Courier in the category, for its special investigation "Till Death to Us Part." 

"Big Oil + Bad" is available on our free ICN Books app, enhanced with video, photographs, a slideshow and print and interactive graphics. It can also be read on our website.

The video documentary:

 

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