By Lisa Song and Rosalind Adams

Amid a fracking boom, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has quietly weakened air pollution guidelines for toxic chemicals.

By Kristen Lombardi, Jamie Smith Hopkins and Talia Buford

The EPA announced what it called a "milestone" rule for toxic coal ash, but critics says it doesn't go far enough.

By Susan Ferriss

A Tennessee state legislator is concerned that accused truants can be prosecuted without having counsel to aid them in court

Primary Source

Primary Source keeps you up-to-date on developments in the post-Citizens United world of money in politics.

Big Oil, Bad Air

Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas.

By Jim Morris, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer

In partnership with InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel, Center examines oil industry exploitation of Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Industry has transformed the state, but at what cost?

By Jim Morris and Lisa Song

No one at the Environmental Protection Agency has been willing to talk on the record about air pollution associated with fracking in Texas.

Medicare Advantage Money Grab

Billing errors cost taxpayers billions

By Fred Schulte, David Donald and Erin Durkin

Critics warned of billing abuse in Medicare Advantage health plans, but oversight is lagging.

By Fred Schulte

Billions in Medicare Advantage overpayments likely gone for good.

By Fred Schulte

Medicare Advantage home visits may not improve health, but boost risk scores and cost taxpayers billions.

Finance

The latest investigations about U.S. financial reform, corporate accountability and consumer finance.

Broadband

Investigating the political power of the information technology industry.

By Allan Holmes and John Dunbar

Civil rights group calls for lighter Internet regulation that would benefit telecommunications donors.

By Allan Holmes

Municipal broadband boosts business, but often stops at city limits thanks to lobbying muscle of telecom giants.

By Allan Holmes and Amirah Al Idrus

Industry-backed law prohibits expansion of cities' Internet service

By Allan Holmes

Tennessee city seeks to expand municipal broadband service, pre-empting industry-backed state ban.

Consider the Source

Seeking to ‘out’ shadowy political organizations flourishing in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.