I thought Ray Ring’s “Disposable Workers of the Oil and Gas Fields” was the finest piece of investigative journalism I’ve ever read in HCN (HCN, 4/2/07). And I certainly don’t recall reading anything remotely this good about the magnitude of the dangers workers in the oil and gas fields face, and the apparent indifference of regulatory agencies to this situation, in the “mainstream press.” It was shocking, riveting and harrowing. I felt so badly for the workers and their families who have died or been permanently injured in this dangerous occupation.
Hats off to HCN and Ray Ring — I hope the story will contribute to saving some lives and preventing some injuries.
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- Ricardo Small on In Arizona, the people move ahead of the politicians
- Dean Nyffeler on New data released on violent threats to federal employees
- John Crosse on The Los Angeles wetland wars
- John Worlock on The U.S.’s only rare-earth mine files for bankruptcy