FracTracker details the disproportionate amounts of water used by the oil and gas industry in CA and recommends that Gov. Newsom take action.
About Kyle Ferrar, MPH
Western Program Coordinator
Kyle manages work in the west coast region, where most of the current projects focus on extraction activities in California and Colorado. He is constantly managing relationships and collaborating with allies, including community groups, other researchers, and both local and national advocacy groups.
Kyle has held a myriad collection of jobs. Within his career, he has been a staff researcher at the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities and has worked in many laboratories as a research assistant. Prior to that Kyle worked every restaurant service industry job imaginable, and was also a mechanic for several bicycle shops. Kyle still enjoys cooking and cycling.
At the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Kyle is currently a doctoral candidate. Outside of work, he is an explorer, who strives to ride mountain bikes and surf everywhere on the west coast.
Phone: (415) 890-3722
Oil & gas wells in Los Angeles disproportionately impact marginalized communities, producing dangerous levels of invisible, toxic emissions.
California prisoners are on the frontlines of the environmental justice movement, thousands living within 2,500’ of operational O&G wells.
California drilling permits continue while Frontline communities and grassroots groups call for an immediate moratorium and 2,500′ setback.
As California permit approvals for new oil & gas well drills decrease, Consumer Watchdog urges the Governor to move from fossil fuels.
California regulators recently denied 21 well stimulation permit applications—a welcomed move in the right direction—but not enough.
Built on sound data and ample research, FracTracker recommends several measures be taken to protect the health of California’s overburdened Frontline Communities.
The purpose of this memo is to recommend guidelines to CalGEM for evaluating the economic value of the social benefits and costs to people and the environment in requiring a 2,500 foot setback for oil and gas drilling (OGD) activities.
The fossil fuel industry has historically taken advantage of the nation’s mineral estate for private profit, while outsourcing the public health debts of degraded environmental quality to Frontline Communities. While President Biden has recently ordered the Department of Interior to put a 60-day halt on permitting new oil and gas drilling permits on federal lands, […]
Executive Summary New research shows that low-income communities and communities of color that are most impacted by oil and gas extraction (Frontline Communities) in California are at an elevated risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and other negative birth outcomes. This is in addition to the elevated risks of cancer; risks for respiratory, cardiovascular, […]