Entries by FracTracker Admin

Oil Train Response 2015

November 13-15, 2015 Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Coordinated by FracTracker Alliance and ForestEthics Couldn’t make it? Watch Friday’s Presentations Or check out the conversation on Twitter: #oiltrain15 About the Event Over the past few years, oil train traffic across the continent has increased rapidly with more than 500,000 rail cars moving oil in 2014 alone, […]

Gas Trucks Blocking Roads

Companies Lack Truck Traffic Coordination Recently, I was observing how Statoil was managing their gas well traffic, how well it was moving, and whether local residential traffic was being significantly delayed. In Wetzel County, WV, gas trucks travel 4.5 miles from a Statoil pipe yard (Fig 1. Location A) in Uniontown to the Statoil Kuhn […]

Putting the “Fun” in Fundraisers

By Brook Lenker, Executive Director, FracTracker Alliance It’s almost July, but just a few weeks ago, FracTracker wrapped up the last of three fundraising events. From a site in San Francisco overlooking the Pacific to a budding distillery in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, friends and colleagues came together to show their support for our work and […]

Unpaid Interns Sought for Fall 2014

There is always more work to do than FracTracker has staff. For the fall, we’re on the search for some unpaid interns to help out in the following offices: Camp Hill, PA Pittsburgh, PA Wheeling, WV Cleveland Heights, OH Oakland, CA FracTracker interns are current college or graduate students who aid in conducting research, gathering […]

An Open Letter to FracFocus

FracFocus.org is the preferred chemical disclosure registry for the oil and gas (O&G) industry, and use of your website by the industry is mandated by some states and regulatory agencies. As such, we hope you’ll be responsive to this call by FracTracker, other organizations, and concerned citizens across the country to live up to the […]

Three Cities, One Cause

By Brook Lenker, Executive Director, FracTracker Alliance Tracking the impacts of oil and gas development is downright sobering. Sometimes recharge is needed for the work ahead, so as the FracTracker Alliance approaches its two-year organizational anniversary, it is due time to make time for fun and mixing with friends, partners, and supporters. On a parallel […]

Renewal

By Brook Lenker, Executive Director, FracTracker Alliance This isn’t a call for membership (we really don’t have members, but we do accept donations through the donate button on our home page), it’s a pause for gratitude, reflection, and sharing of good news and good will as we begin 2014. In our expanding efforts to communicate […]