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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.

8 Maps to Strengthen Environmental Justice Policy in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s environmental justice policy is an important tool for protecting marginalized communities from harm – but it needs your input!

Russia Ukraine Energy Map

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

Permitting Aggregate Mines in Michigan Poses Very Serious Consequences

Varying across municipalities, mine permitting in Michigan can bring very serious consequences. This is the second of a two-part series.

Sylvanian Minerals frac sand mine in South Rockwood, Michigan.

Permitting Aggregate Mines under Michigan’s Zoning Enabling Act

This guest article outlines the role of local government in determining Michigan’s frac sand permitting and explores how decisions can vary.

Fracking Wastewater Concerns Resurface on Pennsylvania Roads as the DEP Undergoes an Evaluation of Coproduct Determinations

Though a 2018 legal win resulted in a statewide ban on the practice, unauthorized brine spreading in PA continues. Guest post by Fair Shake.

Oil and gas companies use a lot of water to extract oil in drought-stricken California

FracTracker details the disproportionate amounts of water used by the oil and gas industry in CA and recommends that Gov. Newsom take action.

Chickahominy Pipeline project tries to exploit an apparent regulatory loophole

Local communities are skeptical of the Chickahominy Pipeline company, which plans to build a supply line through five Virginia counties. With no track record and very little experience in pipeline construction, the company’s capacity to take on this project is questionable.

Map Update on Criminal Charges Facing Mariner East 2 Pipeline

FracTracker mapped the 21 locations and over 120 violations by Energy Transfer Partner since Mariner East 2 Pipeline construction began.

It’s Time to Stop Urban Oil Drilling in Los Angeles

Oil & gas wells in Los Angeles disproportionately impact marginalized communities, producing dangerous levels of invisible, toxic emissions.