Abrahm Lustgarten

Abrahm Lustgarten appears in the following:

The Military Explosives Buried in Your Backyard

Monday, December 11, 2017

Senior ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten discusses his investigation into sites contaminated by U.S. military operations. 

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The Power Plant Fueling America's Drought

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Navajo Generating Station in Arizona provides water and power to the state's citizens. It also runs on coal and emits harmful gases that may be fueling the drought in the West.


The West's Man-Made Water Crisis

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Seven states depend on the Colorado River for water. A new investigation from ProPublica finds that much of the drought is man-made—and subsidized by the federal government.


Governor Cuomo: No To Fracking In New York State

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A ban on hydraulic fracturing across New York State.

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Fracking Feud

Friday, June 21, 2013

As hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, continues its spread throughout the nation, oil industry representatives and environmentalists vie for control over coverage of the issue. Brooke speaks to ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten about how advocates on both sides of the issue are attempting to control the narrative.

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The Perils and Promise of Fracking

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica reporter; Mark Boling, executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary at Southwestern Energy; and Stu Gruskin, consultant and former executive deputy of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation, discuss fracking—how it works, its pros and cons, its promise and perils.

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BP Has History of Energy-Related Accidents

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Global energy giant BP has taken full responsibility for cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Though it neither owned nor directly operated the rig, BP had given the contract for the job to Transocean, the world’s largest offshore drilling company. This is not the company's only recent accident in energy production, however: Prior to this accident, BP made headlines in 2005 when a massive explosion at one of their refineries in Texas killed 15 workers. In 2006, a large hole was found in a BP pipeline in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. But are these isolated incidents or does the company have a track record of negligence?


Drilling, Dredging and New York’s Water

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Two issues pertaining to water in New York are coming to a head. Riverkeeper president Alex Matthiessen, discusses natural gas drilling in the watershed and the cleanup of PCB's in the Hudson River. ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten has been covering the drilling issue and his latest report is ...

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Drilling for Gas Upstate and New York City's Water

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica reporter (and author of the newly published book China’s Great Train) returns to discuss the draft environmental review of natural gas drilling upstate and its impact on New York City’s water.

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China's Great Train

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Chinese government’s ambitions are on full display now that the Olympics are underway. Abrahm Lustgarten talks about how China’s nationalistic goals influenced its 50-year quest to build a railway into Tibet. His new book is China’s Great Train: Beijing’s Drive West and the Campaign to Remake Tibet.

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Unconventional Play

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

WNYC, in a joint investigation with ProPublica, a non-profit investigative news organization, recently discovered that New York State legislators have been aggressively promoting the exploration of natural gas in New York's Macellus Shale, a type of gas-rich sediment. WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz, who investigated the practice, and ProPublica ...

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