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Nicholas Kusnetz

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Nicholas Kusnetz was a reporting fellow at ProPublica. He has written for The Nation, Miller-McCune, The New York Times and other publications. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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Pennsylvania’s Drilling Wastewater Released to Streams, Some Unaccounted For

As gas-drilling operations proliferated in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale over the past couple of years, most of the hundreds of millions of gallons of briny wastewater they produced was eventually dumped into the state’s rivers. Much of the rest is unaccounted for.

Regulation and Disclosure of Fracking at the Center of Gas Drilling Debate

The use of a mix of water and chemicals, known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has generated controversy and a series of studies, orders and regulations in 2010 from the federal government and a number of states on the topic of gas drilling.

Residents Divided About PA’s Agreement With Gas Drilling Company Over Water Contamination

Residents of Dimock, Pa., are surprised -- and in some cases upset -- by a settlement that state environmental regulators reached last week with Cabot Oil & Gas, which the Department of Environmental Protection says contaminated local water from its gas drilling operations.

Massachusetts Posts Pharma Payments to Health Providers

This week, Massachusetts became the first state to post an online database of payments from drug and medical device companies to the state's health care providers.

Drug Firms Say They’ll Take Closer Look at the Docs They Pay

In the wake of our Dollars for Docs investigation, drug companies say they will more closely scrutinize the docs they pay to speak or promote their drugs.

Consumer Reports: Most Patients Worry About Pharma Payments to Doctors

Patients worry that a doctor who gets paid to promote a drug could impact the care they get, a survey shows.

Wyoming Fracking Rules Would Disclose Drilling Chemicals

New rules place Wyoming at the forefront of the national push to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

New York Senate Passes Temporary Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing

New York senate passes a bill that could effectively ban most gas and oil drilling until May 15.

A Reading List to Put the WikiLeaks ‘War Logs’ in Context

The WikiLeaks documents on the war in Afghanistan provide a closer look at Pakistan, civilian casualities and other long-building issues.

Drilling Company Says It Will List Hazardous Chemicals Used in Fracking

Range Resources plans to disclose details of the chemicals it uses to drill for natural gas in Pennsylvania.

For Gas-Drilling Data, There’s a New Place to Dig

A new website lets users post and find information about natural gas drilling and where it is happening.

A Fracking First in Pennsylvania: Cattle Quarantine

After contaminated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing leaks into a nearby pasture, Pennsylvania agriculture officials issue a quarantine to keep 28 beef cattle off the market.

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