InsideClimate News, the Center for Public Integrity and The Weather Channel share the Stokes award for their partnership that produced “Big Oil, Bad Air.” Journalists from the three organizations combined extensive data analysis with narrative reporting, video, photos and graphics. They zeroed in on the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas, a microcosm of the fracking phenomenon.

NPF judges said of the winning work: “First-rate investigative work with a human pulse. The collaborative project blended hard facts with a powerful narrative of real people that made you care. The description of fracking consequences in Texas is now playing out elsewhere, in the Bakken and Utica shales. The project triggered meaningful impact, forcing concessions from state regulators.”

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2014 Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy and Environment Writing
Lisa Song, David Hasemyer, Jim Morris, Greg Gilderman / InsideClimate News, Center for Public Integrity, The Weather Channel