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Abrahm Lustgarten

Abrahm Lustgarten is a reporter with ProPublica. He is a former staff writer and contributor for Fortune, and has written for Salon, Esquire, the Washington Post and the New York Times since receiving his master's in journalism from Columbia University in 2003. He is the author of the book China’s Great Train: Beijing’s Drive West and the Campaign to Remake Tibet, a project that was funded in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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Stories by Abrahm Lustgarten
February 28, 2013
As the oil boom continues in North Dakota, some Native Americans are going bust.
January 7, 2013
As mining surges in drought-stricken areas, a battle over injecting uranium waste into aquifers beneath a Wyoming ranch could shape decisions nationwide.
September 28, 2012
Wells used to dispose of the nation’s most toxic waste are showing signs of stress as regulatory oversight falls short and scientific assumptions prove flawed.
August 4, 2011
A 24-year-old EPA report uncovered this week adds to a list of examples of how water supplies are polluted in natural gas drilling areas.
May 9, 2011
It's the first peer-reviewed evidence that natural gas drilling leads to drinking water contamination -- enough to set water from faucets on fire.
January 25, 2011
Natural gas has been touted as the bridge to a clean energy future, but new analyses suggest it could be only marginally cleaner than coal and oil.
October 26, 2010
An EPA attorney tried for 12 years to make oil giant BP operate safely. Now, recently retired, she says BP should be banned from doing future business with the U.S. government.