Is fracking impacting your air quality?


Front Range Citizen Science Health Tracking Project

Fracking is increasing at an alarming rate in Colorado, raising concerns about possible negative health outcomes. While mapping and air monitoring can contribute valuable data on this topic, there is an information gap when it comes to understanding the true human impact of fracking in the Front Range. To fill this gap, FracTracker Alliance is launching the Front Range Citizen Science Health Tracking Project in partnership with several community groups.

Residents can contribute valuable data about the fracking industry and its impacts from their phone anytime and anywhere. We’ll compare these reports with real-time air quality measurements to gain an in-depth look at the way fracking is affecting Coloradans.

Check back soon for dates and locations of our in-person meetings 

Why Participate?

As a participant, you will join hundreds of other residents in collecting data that will be compared with real-time air quality measurements. You’ll also receive information on threats to your air quality and tips on how to protect your health throughout the length of this year-long project.

Make an important contribution to all Coloradans who breathe air and get involved!

Sign up if you’d like to get involved or stay up to date on the project:

FracTracker – The Mobile App

The oil and gas industry – from its wells to pipelines to refineries – has a variety of ways of impacting the communities and environment that surround its infrastructure. We want to help you document it! 

App Features

  • Check the Oil & Gas Map

    Find wells, pipelines, & user reports near you on the map

  • Activity Feed

    View recent reports from other app users

  • Submit a Report

    Submit reports & photos about nearby activity & issues you witness

  • Impacted Senses

    Classify reports by senses impacted, such as from noise or odors

  • Activity Feed

    Mobile App Newsfeed
  • Wells, Pipelines, & Reports

  • Intuitive Reporting

  • Industry Selection

  • Senses Impacted

  • User Profile

Download on the App Store
Android App on Google Play

Explore the FracTracker App from your laptop

The FracTracker web app is another way to explore the scope and impacts of oil and gas development. Just like the mobile app, this tool contains an activity feed of user reports and a map of these reports. Watch a short video tutorial of the web app.

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