Justin Mikulka

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Justin Mikulka is a freelance investigative journalist. Justin has a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.

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Fracking companies aren’t drilling as investment continues to dry up.

Fracking companies aren’t drilling as investment continues to dry up.
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The top oil trade group, which a senior Exxon lobbyist recently described as one of the company's "whipping boys," used similar delay tactics to push back against oil-by-rail safety rules.

The top oil trade group, which a senior Exxon lobbyist recently described as one of the company's "whipping boys," used similar delay tactics to push back against oil-by-rail safety rules.
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An increasing number of investor lawsuits shine a light on how oil industry leadership has been demanding optimistic predictions of oil production that turn out to be fraudulent.

An increasing number of investor lawsuits shine a light on how oil industry leadership has been demanding optimistic predictions of oil production that turn out to be fraudulent.
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The accounting companies hired by oil companies to evaluate their inflated financial claims are on the hook from investors frustrated by the lack of accountability.

The accounting companies hired by oil companies to evaluate their inflated financial claims are on the hook from investors frustrated by the lack of accountability.
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The fracking industry's over-the-top claims to investors have been the norm, but even when proven to be fraudulent, companies suffer almost no consequences.

The fracking industry's over-the-top claims to investors have been the norm, but even when proven to be fraudulent, companies suffer almost no consequences.
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More proposed rules to fix a broken regulatory system are a distraction from the real issue of the government failing to hold the oil industry accountable.

More proposed rules to fix a broken regulatory system are a distraction from the real issue of the government failing to hold the oil industry accountable.
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Banks and investors have given up on the U.S. fracking industry, which is bad news for current investors who waited too long to get out.

Banks and investors have given up on the U.S. fracking industry, which is bad news for current investors who waited too long to get out.
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The total cost of decommissioning offshore oil wells around the world is expected to be over $100 billion by 2030.

The total cost of decommissioning offshore oil wells around the world is expected to be over $100 billion by 2030.
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Global declines in coal powered electricity are being offset by China's continued plans to build more coal-fired power generation capacity.

Global declines in coal powered electricity are being offset by China's continued plans to build more coal-fired power generation capacity.
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New calls for market-based approaches to limiting climate pollution raise concerns about these policies’ effectiveness

New calls for market-based approaches to limiting climate pollution raise concerns about these policies’ effectiveness
Analysis
on

Fracking companies aren’t drilling as investment continues to dry up.

Fracking companies aren’t drilling as investment continues to dry up.
Analysis
on

The top oil trade group, which a senior Exxon lobbyist recently described as one of the company's "whipping boys," used similar delay tactics to push back against oil-by-rail safety rules.

The top oil trade group, which a senior Exxon lobbyist recently described as one of the company's "whipping boys," used similar delay tactics to push back against oil-by-rail safety rules.
Analysis
on

An increasing number of investor lawsuits shine a light on how oil industry leadership has been demanding optimistic predictions of oil production that turn out to be fraudulent.

An increasing number of investor lawsuits shine a light on how oil industry leadership has been demanding optimistic predictions of oil production that turn out to be fraudulent.
Analysis
on

The accounting companies hired by oil companies to evaluate their inflated financial claims are on the hook from investors frustrated by the lack of accountability.

The accounting companies hired by oil companies to evaluate their inflated financial claims are on the hook from investors frustrated by the lack of accountability.
Analysis
on

The fracking industry's over-the-top claims to investors have been the norm, but even when proven to be fraudulent, companies suffer almost no consequences.

The fracking industry's over-the-top claims to investors have been the norm, but even when proven to be fraudulent, companies suffer almost no consequences.
Opinion
on

More proposed rules to fix a broken regulatory system are a distraction from the real issue of the government failing to hold the oil industry accountable.

More proposed rules to fix a broken regulatory system are a distraction from the real issue of the government failing to hold the oil industry accountable.
Analysis
on

Banks and investors have given up on the U.S. fracking industry, which is bad news for current investors who waited too long to get out.

Banks and investors have given up on the U.S. fracking industry, which is bad news for current investors who waited too long to get out.
Analysis
on

The total cost of decommissioning offshore oil wells around the world is expected to be over $100 billion by 2030.

The total cost of decommissioning offshore oil wells around the world is expected to be over $100 billion by 2030.
Analysis
on

Global declines in coal powered electricity are being offset by China's continued plans to build more coal-fired power generation capacity.

Global declines in coal powered electricity are being offset by China's continued plans to build more coal-fired power generation capacity.
Analysis
on

New calls for market-based approaches to limiting climate pollution raise concerns about these policies’ effectiveness

New calls for market-based approaches to limiting climate pollution raise concerns about these policies’ effectiveness