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

FracTracker – Find wells, permits, violations, and water bodies near you; (717) 756-2637.

SkyTruth – Receive email alerts when activity is in your area; (304) 885-4581.

eMapPA – PA Dept. of Environmental Protection’s online mapping tool.

eMapPA Tutorial – – Tutorial for using PA DEP’s eMapPA to assess gas wells and water resources by Save Our Streams PA;

eNotice –

eNotice Tutorial – Video tutorial on using PA DEP’s online permit tracking system.

 Water Testing & Monitoring

Southwest PA Environmental Health Project – – “ Water Well Contamination Ranking System & Monitoring Strategy” by PA’s only shale gas health organization; (724) 2605504.

Mountain Watershed Association – – 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 – – Focus on stream monitoring for background or baseline data; (717) 245-1565.

 Air Testing & Monitoring

Shale Test – – 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 – Tips for handling gas industry landmen and leasing , with landowner reviews about specific landmen. 

Landowner’s Toolkit – – 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.





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

Bucks – Chester – Delaware – Montgomery – Philadelphia





Clearfield – Jefferson


  • Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund –; (717) 254-3233 

Dauphin – Central PA



Fayette – Westmoreland – Somerset – Washington – Greene – Allegheny

Forest – Elk –McKean-Warren

Greene – Washington



Lawrence – Mercer



McKean – Potter








 Documentary Films

Triple Divide (2013) –

Gasland (2010) –

Split Estate (2009) –

Short Film Series

Gas Rush Stories
Marcellus Shale Reality Tour
From the Frontlines

 Other state, regional, and national groups

Marcellus Shale US –

List of the Harmed

Un-Natural Gas

The League of Activists

Marcellus at The Polls

United for Action

Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy

 Media Covering Shale Gas

Public Herald; (724) 388-0464

ProPublica –; (212) 514-5250

Pipeline: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; (412) 263-1100

Public Source; (412) 681-5685

Rust Belt Radio; (412) 444-3569

Allegheny Front;( 412) 697-2933

State Impact PA –

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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