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California Oil & Gas Drilling Permits Drop in Response to Decreased Permit Applications to CalGEM

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As California permit approvals for new oil & gas well drills decrease, Consumer Watchdog urges the Governor to move from fossil fuels.

California Denies Well Stimulation Permits

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California regulators recently denied 21 well stimulation permit applications—a welcomed move in the right direction—but not enough.

Mapping PFAS “Forever Chemicals” in Oil & Gas Operations

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FracTracker Alliance released a new map identifying the locations of over 1,200 oil and gas wells using toxic “forever chemicals” in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming. 

Updated National Energy and Petrochemical Map

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We first released this map in February of 2020. In the year since, the world’s energy systems have experienced record changes. Explore the interactive map, updated by FracTracker Alliance in April, 2021.

Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania Fracking Story Map

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FracTracker’s aerial survey of unconventional oil & gas infrastructure and activities in northeast PA to southern OH and central WV

Ohio & Fracking Waste: The Case for Better Waste Management

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Insights on Ohio’s massive fracking waste gap, Class II injection well activity, and fracking waste related legislation
Pennsylvania conventional wells

Pennsylvania Conventional Well Map Update

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There are over 100,000 active conventional wells in PA, with more permitted each year. Most are unplugged, posing serious threats to the climate.
EPA

Impacts of 2020 Colonial Pipeline Rupture Continue to Grow

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In August 2020, the Colonial Pipeline ruptured, spilling an estimated 1.2 million gallons of gasoline—18 times more than originally reported.
Jared Durelle

Gas Storage Plan vs. Indigenous Rights in Nova Scotia

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The Mi’kmaq First Nations people are facing threats to their lands and water due to plans in Nova Scotia proposed by AltaGas.

Mapping Gathering Lines in Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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FracTracker mapped gathering lines in Bradford County, PA. Public data on gathering lines are incomplete, leaving us to fill in the gaps.

Birds of Northeastern Pennsylvania Threatened by Fracking Development

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Information on which bird species in northeastern Pennsylvania are affected by the fracking industry’s expansion.