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Oil and Gas Brine in Ohio

A hazardous byproduct of oil & gas operations, called “brine,” poses a problem because of its radioactivity and the volumes produced.

PA Environment Digest Blog: Conventional Oil & Gas Drillers Dispose Of Drill Cuttings By ‘Dusting’

David Hess reports on the pervasive & dangerous practice of waste disposal at oil and gas well drilling sites via “dusting.”

Real Talk on Pipelines

This story map contains audio clips and quotes from local officials and residents on the impacts of oil & gas pipelines in their communities.

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2021 Production from Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Wells

FracTracker has released an analysis of Pennsylvania’s 2021 oil & gas production totals based on PA DEP data. Explore the maps.

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Mapping Energy Systems Impacted by the Russia-Ukraine War

This story map explores how the West’s failure to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is funding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Dimock residents working to protect water from a new threat: fracking waste

Sen. Muth and Dimock, PA residents are fighting a permitted Eureka Resource Susquehanna facility that puts their water at risk.

This photo is of oil drilling in the Inglewood Oilfields of Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles. Photo by Brook Lenker, 2017.

Implications of a 3,200-foot Setback in California

California is the only major oil state without a health and safety setback from fossil fuel activity. This article explores what a setback in California means for its people and environment.

New Trends in Drilling Permit Approvals Take Shape in CA

FracTracker’s recent analysis finds that California’s drilling permit approvals have slowed since last October, but not across the board. This trend only applies to permits for new drilling and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) wells.

Oil and Gas Drilling in California Legislative Districts

FracTracker has been working with grassroots organizations to inform legislators and locals about oil and gas extraction in their districts, including maps and tables of the infrastructure in their areas.

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New Report: Fracking with “Forever Chemicals” in Colorado

A report by PSR provides evidence that oil and gas companies have been using dangerous PFAS “forever chemicals” in CO wells.