RESOURCES

There are many resources about shale gas extraction. Here are some of the ones we use most, many of which are focused in PA.

*If you have health concerns call Southwest PA Environmental Health Project, (724) 260-5504.


Tracking Shale Gas Activity

FracTrackerhttp://www.fractracker.org/maps/ – Find wells, permits, violations, and water bodies near you; (717) 756-2637.

SkyTruthhttp://alerts.skytruth.org/ – Receive email alerts when activity is in your area; (304) 885-4581.

eMapPA http://www.emappa.dep.state.pa.us/emappa/viewer.htm – PA Dept. of Environmental Protection’s online mapping tool.

eMapPA Tutorial – https://docs.google.com/a/publicherald.org/file/d/0BwV75wo6lhJPNnBsNnFyUUZjWDQ/edit – Tutorial for using PA DEP’s eMapPA to assess gas wells and water resources by Save Our Streams PA; saveourstreamspa@gmail.com.

eNotice – http://www.ahs2.dep.state.pa.us/eNOTICEWeb/

eNotice Tutorialhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfU4URFF3ZY&feature=relmfu – Video tutorial on using PA DEP’s online permit tracking system.


 Water Testing & Monitoring

Southwest PA Environmental Health Project – http://www.environmentalhealthproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/SWPA-EHP-wellwater-testing-strategy.pdf – “ Water Well Contamination Ranking System & Monitoring Strategy” by PA’s only shale gas health organization; (724) 2605504.

Mountain Watershed Association – http://www.mtwatershed.com/marcellus.html – Scroll down to “Your Water: What Can You Do?” for a list of certified water testing labs; (724) 455-4200.

Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring – http://www.dickinson.edu/about/sustainability/allarm/ – Focus on stream monitoring for background or baseline data; (717) 245-1565.


 Air Testing & Monitoring

Shale Test – http://www.shaletest.org/ – non-profit organization that will collect environmental data, and provide environmental testing to lower income families and neighborhoods; (530) 237-4558.


 Landowners & Leasing

[ALERT! website is down. We’re not sure why so here is a video about the landman site] Landman Report Card – http://www.landmanreportcard.com/ Tips for handling gas industry landmen and leasing , with landowner reviews about specific landmen. 

Landowner’s Toolkit – http://mtwatershed.com/resources/marcellus/120917_toolkit.pdf – A Marcellus Primer and leasing  tips from Mountain Watershed Association;(724) 455-4200.


 Community, Outreach, & Educational Resources

Though organized by county for Pennsylvania, some groups have a regional or statewide focus.

Allegheny 

Beaver

Berks

Bradford

  • Landowner Group for Awareness & Solutions – Carolyn (570) 358-3177, Carol (570) 247-7170

Bucks – Chester – Delaware – Montgomery – Philadelphia

Butler

Centre

Clarion

Clinton

Clearfield – Jefferson

Cumberland

  • Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund – http://CELDF.org; (717) 254-3233 

Dauphin – Central PA

Delaware

Elk

Fayette – Westmoreland – Somerset – Washington – Greene – Allegheny

Forest – Elk –McKean-Warren

Greene – Washington

Indiana 

Lancaster

Lawrence – Mercer

Luzerne

Lycoming

McKean – Potter

Philadelphia

Tioga

Union

Washington

Wayne 

Westmoreland

York


 Documentary Films

Triple Divide (2013) – http://www.tripledividefilm.org

Gasland (2010) – http://www.gaslandthemovie.com

Split Estate (2009) – http://www.splitestate.com/

Short Film Series

Gas Rush Storieshttp://www.gasrushstories.com/grs/Main.html
Marcellus Shale Reality Tourhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5QqidiEEHw
From the Frontlineshttp://www.youtube.com/user/urbandisasterrecords/featured


 Other state, regional, and national groups

Marcellus Shale US – http://www.marcellus-shale.us

List of the Harmedhttp://pennsylvaniaallianceforcleanwaterandair.wordpress.com/the-list

Un-Natural Gashttp://www.un-naturalgas.org

The League of Activistshttp://the-league-of-activists.com/

Marcellus at The Pollshttp://www.facebook.com/groups/VoteProEarth/?ref=ts

United for Actionhttp://unitedforaction.org/

Catskill Citizens for Safe Energyhttp://www.catskillcitizens.org/


 Media Covering Shale Gas

Public Heraldhttp://www.publicherald.org/archives/category/fracking-2/; (724) 388-0464

ProPublica – http://propublica.org; (212) 514-5250

Pipeline: Pittsburgh Post-Gazettehttp://pipeline.post-gazette.com; (412) 263-1100

Public Sourcehttp://publicsource.org/; (412) 681-5685

Rust Belt Radiohttp://radio.indypgh.org/; (412) 444-3569

Allegheny Fronthttp://www.alleghenyfront.org/;( 412) 697-2933

State Impact PA –http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/

The development of shale gas plays by way of hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. ‘fracking,’ throughout the United States relies solely on State Regulatory bodies to enforce the law and protect the public interest. We’ve collected our favorite documents and reports on State Regulators to share with you:

Earthworks Report on State Reg Efficacy

Regulating Oil & Gas Waste w/ Deep Well Injection

Oil & Gas Violations for Pennsylvania

Map of Oil & Gas Wells & Violations in Pennsylvania

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