In Fracking’s Wake: Vast Open Pits of Chemical Sludge

As oil and gas drilling has spread across the United States, scant attention has been paid to air emissions from the waste the boom has created. InsideClimate News reporters David Hasemyer and Zahra Hirji examined these emissions as part of an 18-month investigation, Big Oil & Bad Air, conducted by InsideClimate News and The Center for Public Integrity.

This video, reported by CPI’s Eleanor Bell, shows residents of Nordheim, Texas, trying to stop construction of a waste facility that would be almost as large as the town itself.