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Unknown unknowns: the disturbing case of Vernal, Utah

From time to time we talk about Donald Rumsfeld’s concept of “unknown unknowns,” the things we don’t know that we don’t know. When we look at oil and gas drilling in people’s back yards, which has become common since the … Continue reading

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“This process has not been shown to be safe”

When we look at the impacts of the oil boom on environment and health, it is important to note that the rise of fracking technology is a relatively recent phenomenon. The Bakken boom that so dominates the news today was … Continue reading

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