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Blowout: Inside America's energy gamble

Death in the oilfields: Fossil fuel boom brings mounting risk of death, injuries

From 2008 through 2017, 1,566 workers perished trying to extract oil and gas in America. About as many U.S. troops died fighting in Afghanistan during that period.

Randall and Shellye Claxton of Nocona believe the death of their son, Gregory, from hydrogen sulfide exposure, was preventab…

Blowout: Inside America's energy gamble

How a new oil boom is transforming West Texas, sending U.S. oil around the world and threatening efforts to fight climate change.

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‘Rogue corporate entity’

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