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GasDrilling

Sustainability and Unconventional Drilling: Pt. II

Different Definitions, Shared Discourse By Jill Terner, PA Communications Intern, FracTracker Alliance In the previous installment of this three part blog series, I focused on how industry defines sustainability, and how industry mobilizes research done on unconventional drilling in an attempt to label drilling a sustainable practice. That sustainability lends itself to industry’s mostly economic definition. [...]

Ohio Hydrocarbon Production Well Inspections and Violations

Inspections and Violations in Ohio Only a few states in the U.S. currently release free violations data related to unconventional oil and gas drilling. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) maintains an inventory of well inspections and violations within its RBDMS database. We examined and mapped their data with a focus on hydrocarbon (oil [...]

Drilling Spill Sample

Letter of Inquiry from a Public Health Professional

By Mary Ellen Cassidy, Community Outreach Coordinator I recently came across a letter by Dr. Alan Ducatman, MS, MD, Professor of Public Health and Medicine at WVU in Donald Strimbeck’s updates.  It stuck me by its sincerity, logical tone, and reasonableness. Dr. Ducatman’s letter begins by commenting on the gas industry’s response to a surface spill [...]

NC

So, Where’s that North Carolina Map?

Sometimes, one vote really does make a difference.  When the North Carolina state legislature attempted to override then-Governor Beverly Perdue’s veto of a bill designed to allow hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in the Tar Heel State back in July 2012, one legislator pressed the wrong button, and was not allowed to correct her vote.  With [...]

Media 2

Renewal

By Brook Lenker, Executive Director, FracTracker Alliance This isn’t a call for membership (we really don’t have members, but we do accept donations through the donate button on our home page), it’s a pause for gratitude, reflection, and sharing of good news and good will as we begin 2014. In our expanding efforts to communicate [...]