When I got out of Rosanna Esparza’s car, a mixture of smelly eggs and sewer sludge hit me. I was just feet away from an unlined pit used to dump wastewater from oil and gas operations and I had to resist from gagging.
Earlier this week, I got a chance to fly in the cockpit of a miniature airplane up above California's Central Valley (thanks to our pilot, Michael, and an awesome organization called Lighthawk). My mission: to photograph fracking from above and to see what I could of the oil industry's [...] read more
Fracking has long been the oil and natural gas industry’s best kept secret – in particular, the chemicals found in fracking fluids, which have been linked to a host of weird mystery ailments, like respiratory or gastrointestinal distress.