NPF is very proud to announce the latest Thomas L. Stokes award for energy writing to Jim Morris and Chris Hamby of the Center for Public Integrity. Details and links are here.
We had 28 entries, the over-riding message of which was that the many energy sources that power our lives are complicated, dangerous, expensive and often poorly regulated. The winning series detailed horrible injuries and a painful death, along with tests that should set off alarms about the safety of some communities near oil refineries. Two entries raised frightening questions about the safety of our nuclear power plants. Several chronicled concerns about techniques for freeing oil from underground shale. In an unusual entry, the Stroud Water Research Center opened a window on its own energy researchers in Papua New Guinea who braved crocodiles, venomous snakes and seizure-inducing plants, just to study carbon loading on the Fly River. And in Chicago, a whole neighborhood woke up one day to find flaming transformers, electric meters throwing sparks, and home siding suddenly ablaze.
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