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This section of our website is a collection of online and physical resources for people who are interested in the topic of unconventional natural gas and oil extraction, commonly referred to as “fracking.” If you don’t see a resource listed here or in the Endnote Library, please let us know.

In the event of an emergency, such as a spill or release of hazardous material, including oil, to the environment, citizens are advised to call the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.

Reports

Endnote File:

  • Download our Endnote Library of Shale Gas Extraction Reports (Last updated June 2014 by Ted Auch).

 Clinic’s comprehensive Landowner’s Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing

  • The document focuses on addressing environmental and health issues in oil and gas leases

Physicians, Scientists, Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE)

If your are looking for reliable sources of information and up-to-date research related to unconventional oil and gas activities, there are many organizations like FracTracker that provide this service.  Included in this category is the PSE website, Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy. The PSE website (www.psehealthyenergy.org) includes:

  • Publications focused on public health, climate change, methane emissions, well integrity, setbacks, LPG storage, ethics, policy, renewables…
  • Science Summaries including surface and groundwater contamination, Peer Reviewed Literature 2011-2013, renewables and intermittency/storage technologies/grid applications, public health issues…
  • Presentations on well integrity, renewables as energy security, Fracking 101…
  • A Library of articles on unconventional oil and gas that includes information on air standards, oil depletion, climate change, greenwashing, animal health, ozone, tar sands…
  • Resources, including a link to the PSE Study Citation Database is provided with categories ranging from Air Quality to Economics.
  • FAQs page provides quick answers to some of the questions arising from the misinformation campaign and the confusion of information coming from some media sources.

Testimony

Testimonials and presentations to regulatory and advisory authorities on various environmental issues associated with drilling. Below are some of their most recent written testimonies and presentations. Contact us to add yours:

  • Ecological Values of the Old Logger’s Path area of Loyalsock State Forest. Presentation by Paul T. Zeph, Director of Conservation, Audubon Pennsylvania – September 2013 – PDF
  • Congressional Energy and Environment Subcommittee, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology – February 1, 2012 – PDF
  • Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Natural Gas Subcommittee – June 14, 2011 – PDF
  • New York Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation – June 6, 2011 – PDF
  • Prepared for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for Submission to the Marcellus Shale Commission – May 28, 2011 – PDF
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and its Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, Joint Hearing “Natural Gas Drilling, Public Health and Environmental Impacts” – April 12, 2011 – PwPt | Written
  • U.S. EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study Technical Workshop 3, Fate and Transport – March 28-29, 2011 – PwPt | Written

 

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