Stories by Justin Mikulka

Justin Mikulka is a freelance writer and audio and video producer living in Albany, New York. He holds a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. subscribe to Justin Mikulka's feed

Posted on: Sep 10, 2015, Source: DeSmogBlog

Communities within the half-mile blast zones are also more likely to be low-income minority neighborhoods.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2015, Source: DeSmogBlog

California Rep Jeff Denham slows the review of deadly cargo to a halt.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2015, Source: DeSmogBlog

Oil-by-rail again runs through Lac-Megantic, Quebec, the scene of a horrific explosion.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

The U.S. government is continuing to stick its head in the sand where the environmental impacts of fracking are concerned.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

Like it did with mortgage-backed securities before the housing crisis, the investment bank bet against its advice to clients.

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

The oil industry knowingly misclassifies explosive Bakken crude oil to make it appear less explosive than it actually is.

Posted on: May 9, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

Until now, efforts by the oil and rail industry to help first responders be prepared for an oil-by-rail accident have been only voluntary.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

The 'Virtual Pipelines' of crude oil that run through our communities are a disasters in the making.