Entries by Ted Auch, PhD

Industrial Impacts in Michigan: A Photo Essay & Story Map

Southwest Detroit and neighboring South Rockwood in Monroe County could not be more different demographically, but one thing they have in common is a consistent battle with the extractives industry. With environmental advocates Theresa Landrum and Doug Wood, FracTracker created a Story Map to document what this infrastructural buildout in Southeastern Michigan looks like from […]

The North Dakota Shale Viewer Reimagined: Mapping the Water and Waste Impact

We updated the FracTracker North Dakota Shale Viewer with current data and additional details on the astronomical levels of water used and waste produced throughout the process of fracking for oil and gas in North Dakota. As folks who visit the FracTracker website may know, the fracking industry is predicated on cheap sources of water […]

The Hidden Inefficiencies and Environmental Costs of Fracking in Ohio

Ohio continues to increase fracked gas production, facilitated by access to freshwater and lax radioactive waste disposal requirements.  View map fullscreen | How FracTracker maps work Map: Ohio Quarterly Utica Oil and Gas Production along with Quarterly Wastewater Disposal Well Volumes A little under a year ago, FracTracker released a map and associated analysis, […]