Worker Hazards in Fracking

Premiere DateJun 17, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
01:34 The Daily Beat pt. 1 The Bakken oil explosion of 2011
06:35 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Lack of safety standards and resisting reforms
08:30 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Gap in the law and push for financial gain
11:29 The Daily Beat Outro
11:45 Easy Laura Marling
15:30 Finish

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This week on The Daily Beat: We are doing an investigation into hydro-fracking and the success of New York State in banning the process.

Today on the Daily Beat, Wednesday June 17, 2015: Listen in as we speak with reporter Jennifer Gollan for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. We discuss her recent piece entitled, In North Dakota’s Bakken oil boom, there will be bloodan investigation into the safety of workers on oil rigs and how oil industries are able to write themselves out of accountability for accidents. We also get into some of the hazardous safety standards of the new process at fracking wells.

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