Writing

While writing has been an integral part of my work throughout my career, in 2014 I started writing and reporting for DeSmogBlog. My articles have also been published at In These Times, EcoWatch, Naked CapitalismTruthout, Alternet, The Contributor and Nation of Change.

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Series:  

Finances of Fracking: Shale Industry Drills More Debt Than Profit

Oil By Rail: Following the Bomb Trains

Recent Articles:

3 Reasons the Deadly Lac-Mégantic Oil Train Disaster Could Happen Again

The Secret of the Great American Fracking Bubble

GOP Tax Law Bails Out Fracking Companies Buried in Debt

How Wall Street Enabled the Fracking ‘Revolution’ That’s Losing Billions

This Federal Policy Enabled the Fracking Industry’s $280 Billion Loss The ‘Green’ Biomass Industry Pruitt Called ‘Carbon Neutral’ Uses Typical Fossil Fuel Industry Tricks to Pollute More

With Oil by Rail Poised for Comeback, Will Lack of Safety Regulations Mean ‘Bomb Trains’ Return too?

Safety Officials Order Partial Shutdown of Sabine Pass LNG Export Facility After Discovering 10-Year History of Leaks

‘Keep It in the Ground’ Approach to Fossil Fuels on Public Lands Would Cut Climate Emissions, Study Confirms

Is This New Tar Sands Technology a Game Changer for Exporting Canada’s Bitumen?

Washington Governor Inslee Rejects Major Oil-by-Rail Project

Why Do Oil Trains Derail More Often than Ethanol Trains?

Bomb Trains: What Can We Learn From Shipping Ethanol to Improve Oil-By-Rail Safety?

There Will Be Blood – Oil Train Regulations Fail To Address Known Risks

Ivy League Universities Pushing Oil Industry Agenda With No Accountability

Oil-by-Rail Reality: Watch What Industry Does, Not What They Say

Obama Admin’s Year-End Gift to the Oil Industry Quietly Allows Light Oil Exports

Should CEO’s Get Jail Time for Oil-by-Rail Accidents like Lac Megantic?

Playing with Fire: U.S. Regulators Resort to Weak Voluntary Measures for Oil-by-Rail Safety

How This U.S. Rail Safety Measure Has Been Delayed for 44 Years….And Counting 

Why Nothing Will Happen on Oil by Rail Safety

Energy Industry Leaders and Government Officials Rub Elbows at CERAWeek 2014