Mainstream journalism is now a 24/7 operation, but that doesn’t mean every crucial story is getting the attention it deserves. So as 2012 draws to a close, we asked top editors and journalists in alternative press: What was the most underreported issue of the year?
America’s Latest Oil and Gas Rush
"As the unconventional oil and gas drilling rapidly industrializes rural areas across the nation, the lessons of Bayou Corne will be crucial to draw upon. The full story of America's current oil and gas rush cannot be told without the voices of the people living in areas impacted by the industry."