Stories by Nicholas Kusnetz

Nicholas Kusnetz reports on state government corruption and transparency for the State Integrity Investigation. He comes to the Center for Public Integrity from ProPublica, where he covered fracking and energy as a reporting fellow. His work has appeared in Businessweek, Fast Company, The Nation and other publications. He holds a degree from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.  subscribe to Nicholas Kusnetz 's feed

Posted on: Apr 16, 2014, Source: The Center for Public Integrity

Lindsey Graham, Sheldon Adelson and a colorful cast of characters jockey over regulation.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2011, Source: ProPublica

As furious debate over fracking continues in the United States, it is instructive to look at how a similar gas boom is unfolding for our neighbor to the north.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2011, Source: ProPublica

The agency's findings could be a turning point in the heated national debate about fracking.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source: ProPublica

More than 14,000 oil-and-gas companies were active in the United States in 2009. But multinational giants like Exxon Mobil and BP now produce much of the nation's gas.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2011, Source: ProPublica

The leak resulted from a faulty weld that hadn't passed inspection and other sections of the pipeline appear to have been installed without proper evaluation.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2011, Source: ProPublica

If the drilling rules are approved, New York City's aging water tunnels may be at risk.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2011, Source: ProPublica

A few states now require companies to disclose some of their fracking chemicals, but some say the requirements aren't enough to understand health and environmental risks.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2011, Source: ProPublica

Clearly, proper safety precautions are not in place.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2011, Source: ProPublica

There's been warnings for decades that abandoned wells can provide pathways for oil, gas or brine-laden water to contaminate groundwater supplies or to travel up to the surface.