I am Lisa Song, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from InsideClimate News, and I just spent 8 months investigating fracking in Texas. AMA!
My short bio:
Hi Reddit! I am Lisa Song, an InsideClimate News reporter that covers oil sands/tar sands (and helped our publication win a Pulitzer last year), pipelines and natural gas drilling. But as of late, I’ve gravitated to fracking full time. I just spent 8 months investigating the public health consequences of oil and gas industry sprawl in Texas. Working with the Center for Public Integrity and The Weather Channel, InsideClimate News recently published the results on Tuesday. The project, called “Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale: Big Oil & Bad Air on the Texas Prairie,” reveals that as oil and gas booms in South Texas, legislators and regulators there are often more intent on protecting the industry than residents who fear for their health from the air they breathe. I am especially excited to talk about the project today--the obstacles, the people, the policies, the investigative research. Ask me anything!
For More background:
You can read the main story here: http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140218/fracking-boom-spews-toxic-air-emissions-texas-residents
You can watch the documentary here: http://insideclimatenews.org/video/big-oil-and-bad-air-texas-prairie-residents-fear-their-health
I’ll start answering questions at 1 PM and keep goin’ until 2 PM.
EDIT: I'll be signing off in 5 min. EDIT: I'm heading out. Thanks for the questions!