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Oil and gas companies use a lot of water to extract oil in drought-stricken California

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FracTracker details the disproportionate amounts of water used by the oil and gas industry in CA and recommends that Gov. Newsom take action.

Southeastern Texas Petrochemical Industry Needs 318 Billion Gallons of Water, but the US EPA Says Not So Fast

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The US EPA is moving to turn off the tap to Texas’ petrochemical operators that are demanding exorbitant water quantities where there are none.

Chickahominy Pipeline project tries to exploit an apparent regulatory loophole

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Local communities are skeptical of the Chickahominy Pipeline company, which plans to build a supply line through five Virginia counties. With no track record and very little experience in pipeline construction, the company's capacity to take on this project is questionable.

Map Update on Criminal Charges Facing Mariner East 2 Pipeline

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FracTracker mapped the 21 locations and over 120 violations by Energy Transfer Partner since Mariner East 2 Pipeline construction began.
Stock photo - European Renewable Energy Tour 2018

Paid Data & GIS Internship Positions Available for Spring 2022

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FracTracker Alliance is offering two paid data & GIS internship positions starting in February 2022. Apply today!

It’s Time to Stop Urban Oil Drilling in Los Angeles

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Oil & gas wells in Los Angeles disproportionately impact marginalized communities, producing dangerous levels of invisible, toxic emissions.

Infrastructure Networks in Texas

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This map illustrates infrastructure networks in Texas and explores how these unseen webs connect us and improve lives, but also carry risks and burdens.
FracTracker in the Field Great Lakes feature

FracTracker in the Field 2021: the Great Lakes expedition

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In this special one-day fundraiser event, the FracTracker team built a virtual map of energy infrastructure in states around the Great Lakes.
Prison Strike Poster by Melanie Cervantes

California Prisons are Within 2,500’ of Oil and Gas Extraction

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California prisoners are on the frontlines of the environmental justice movement, thousands living within 2,500’ of operational O&G wells.
FracTracker map of proposed Renovo, PA power plant

New power plant proposal called senseless and wasteful by climate groups

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Residents and local advocacy groups are fighting a new power plant in Renovo, PA, planned to be constructed on an abandoned rail yard.

Ongoing Safety Concerns over Shell’s Falcon Pipeline

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Ohio River Valley Groups react to a new safety warning issued by federal regulators to Shell regarding the troubled Falcon Pipeline