Mapping PFAS Chemicals Used in Fracking Operations in West Virginia

FracTracker mapped data for a report by Physicians for Social Responsibility that sheds light on the oil and gas industry’s use of hazardous “forever chemicals” in West Virginia.

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Chevron’s $2.3 Billion Asset Adjustment Raises Questions Amidst Regulatory Changes in California

Information disclosed in Chevron’s 2023 Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) Form 10-K filed on February 26, 2024, suggests Chevron was hoping to eventually offload its idle wells to a limited liability company to avoid the cost of properly decommissioning its wells in California.

Data Gaps: A Critical Examination of Oil and Gas Well Incidents in Ohio

Over the past five years, over 1,400 incidents associated with oil and gas wells occurred in Ohio. Many incidents were not accurately categorized, meaning much of the data understates the severity of records.

Stop Toxic Threat: A Heavy Industrial Zoning Battle

The Norfolk Southern train derailment in February 2023 ignited a battle for public health, safety, and welfare over 100 miles away in Eaton Township, Ohio.

East Palestine Warning: The Growing Threat From Hazardous Waste Storage

Is the gradual increase in hazardous waste storage and incineration expansion in Eaton Township, Ohio, fueling a preventable future disaster?

Index of Oil and Gas Operator Health in California Shows Risks to State Economy and Taxpayers

Though a handful of California of oil and gas operators continue to produce profitable volumes of oil, the majority of California operators, including the state’s oil and gas major corporations, Chevron, Aera Energy, and California Resources Corporation, are producing very low average volumes of oil per well.

Calling for Change: Life on the Fracking Frontlines

Frontline residents of the Ohio River Valley have first-hand experience of the impacts of fracking.

On the Wrong Track: Risks to Residents of the Upper Ohio River Valley From Railroad Incidents

Report finds risks to residents of the Upper Ohio River Valley as a result of an average of over four rail incidents per week in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Digital Atlas: Exploring Nature and Industry in the Raccoon Creek Watershed

Digital atlas of Pennsylvania’s Raccoon Creek unveils a comprehensive exploration of the watershed, emphasizing its ecological richness, recreational offerings, and the multifaceted impacts of industrial activities.

Why Do Houses Keep Exploding in One Pennsylvania Suburb?

An exploration of factors related to oil and gas activity that could contribute to the history of house explosions in Plum Borough, Pennsylvania.