Our thoughts and opinions about gas extraction and related topics


Staff Spotlight: Kyle Ferrar

As part of our staff spotlight series, learn more about Kyle Ferrar and why he works with FracTracker Alliance to conduct and communicate research on the public health impacts associated with the oil and gas / fossil fuel industry.   Time with FracTracker: I’ve been working with FracTracker since its inception in 2010, and started as an official staff member in July, […]

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Welcome to FracTracker Alliance 2.0

By Brook Lenker, Executive Director, FracTracker Alliance The understanding of fracking’s harms has grown dramatically in the last decade, especially since FracTracker’s formation in 2010. Across the country and around the world, environmental and human health impacts of oil and gas development have been well documented. Every day brings new cause for concern. During this […]

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Staff Spotlight: Bill Hughes

As part of FracTracker’s staff spotlight series, learn more about Bill Hughes and why he works with FracTracker Alliance to document the oil and gas industry.   Time with FracTracker: I started in July 2014 with FracTracker, but I have been working on these issues for several years Nickname: Bill Education: BA from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia Office Location: My home in Wetzel County, […]

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Staff Spotlight: Gwen Lehman

As part of FracTracker’s staff spotlight series, learn more about Gwen Lehman and how she first got involved in working with FracTracker Alliance and studying the oil and gas industry.    Time with FracTracker: 3 years Education: Currently completing an Associate’s degree in Health Sciences Office Location: Camp Hill, PA Title: Manager of Operations What do you actually do in […]


Staff Spotlight: Ted Auch

As part of FracTracker’s staff spotlight series, learn more about Ted Auch, PhD and why he started researching the impacts of oil and gas development. Time with FracTracker: 3 ½ years College: University of Vermont BS and PhD, Virginia Tech Office Location: Cleveland Heights, OH Title: Great Lakes Program Coordinator What do you actually do in that role? My interests include […]


Interview with Therese Vick – Sentinel Award Winner

Kirk Jalbert, FracTracker’s Manager of Community Based Research & Engagement, interviews Therese Vick, one of FracTracker’s 2015 Community Sentinels Award Winners. Therese Vick is a highly-regarded community organizer with the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League in North Carolina. A big part of her work is serving BREDL chapters in Stokes, Anson, Lee, and Chatham counties – […]

Sam Rubright

Staff Spotlight: Sam Rubright

Over the next several months, FracTracker will be featuring our employees in a staff spotlight series. To start things off, learn more about Sam Rubright and how she got started in the fracking world. Time with FracTracker: 5 ½ years Nickname: Depends on whom you ask… Sam, Sammi, Ruby, or Ted Education: Washington & Jefferson College & Pitt […]