Pennsylvania’s environmental justice policy is an important tool for protecting marginalized communities from harm – but it needs your input!
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
Sen. Muth and Dimock, PA residents are fighting a permitted Eureka Resource Susquehanna facility that puts their water at risk.
FracTracker’s Erica Jackson outlines ten things she learned in Break Free From Plastic’s virtual Toxic Tours.
A look at the petrochemical industry’s footprint in the Ohio River Watershed and how much toxic pollution is discharged into waterways.
FracTracker received a letter from federal regulators with news on Shell’s Falcon Pipeline investigation, but many concerns still remain.
FracTracker mapped the 21 locations and over 120 violations by Energy Transfer Partner since Mariner East 2 Pipeline construction began.
Ohio River Valley Groups react to a new safety warning issued by federal regulators to Shell regarding the troubled Falcon Pipeline
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.
There are over 100,000 active conventional wells in PA, with more permitted each year. Most are unplugged, posing serious threats to the climate.