FracTracker Alliance and Halt the Harm Network honor the memory of three environmental heroes as part of the 2023 Community Sentinel Awards program.
About Erica Jackson
Manager of Community Outreach and Support
Erica leads FracTracker Alliance’s outreach efforts and supports the mapping and data needs of communities impacted by oil and gas development. Utilizing FracTracker’s online platforms, outreach programs, and mapping and data expertise, Erica engages the public in fracking issues and provides resources to support local organizations and campaigns. Her work - in partnership with local allies - focuses on the Ohio River corridor and other regions confronted by fossil fuel harms.
Erica received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. During her undergraduate career, she completed research on environmental justice concerns regarding Pittsburgh’s air quality, and continued to research the region’s air as a fellow within Pitt’s Center for Healthy Environments and Communities. She has also held various environmental education positions in Pittsburgh, California, and Alaska, and enjoys engaging people on environmental issues. In her free time, Erica likes to explore the outdoors with friends or stay inside painting and crafting.
Entries by Erica Jackson
FracTracker dives into how toxic fracking chemicals and waste products enter our environment through accidents, spills, and equipment failures, and the impact on Pennsylvania communities.
Studies in Pennsylvania find strong associations between hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and health risks, including respiratory issues and increased risk of childhood cancer.
Hundreds of reports from the frontlines prove that the impacts of the disaster in East Palestine, Ohio, warrant an emergency response.
Explore an album of photos shared by Pennsylvania residents of the treasured communities, animals, plants, and ecosystems that they feel are worth protecting from the impacts of the climate crisis.
Following an enormous gas leak in Jackson Township, Cambria County Pennsylvania, we mapped oil and gas storage wells and fields throughout the state and found that the majority of Pennsylvania’s storage wells were drilled prior to 1979, making them most vulnerable to well failures.
The Shell ethane cracker in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and Falcon Pipeline begin operations following civil penalties from Pennsylvania regulators for violations of the Clean Streams Law.
Fracking is one of many issues on our minds as voters cast their ballots for the Pennsylvania midterm election. Read more about what’s at stake in November 2022.
Our statement regarding the University of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Department of Health abruptly dropping out of a public meeting on their own environmental health studies.
The federal government is accepting comments on a 5-Year Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Program. We need your voice to join in solidarity with communities in the Gulf and the Arctic and call for no new leases.