Additional Oil and Gas Resources

The following resources provide more information about unconventional natural gas and oil extraction, commonly referred to as “fracking.” If you don’t see a resource listed here or in the Endnote Library, please let us know.

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Physicians, Scientists, Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE)

If your are looking for reliable sources of information and up-to-date research related to unconventional oil and gas activities, there are many organizations like FracTracker that provide this service.  Included in this category is the PSE website, Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy. The PSE website ( includes:

  • Publications focused on public health, climate change, methane emissions, well integrity, setbacks, LPG storage, ethics, policy, renewables…
  • Science Summaries including surface and groundwater contamination, Peer Reviewed Literature 2011-2013, renewables and intermittency/storage technologies/grid applications, public health issues…
  • PSE Presentations Presentations on well integrity, renewables as energy security, Fracking 101…
  • A Library of articles on unconventional oil and gas that includes information on air standards, oil depletion, climate change, greenwashing, animal health, ozone, tar sands…
  • Resources, including a link to the PSE Study Citation Database is provided with categories ranging from Air Quality to Economics.
  • FAQs page provides quick answers to some of the questions arising from the misinformation campaign and the confusion of information coming from some media sources.
  • Arkansas Public Policy Panel – Series of reports on natural gas drilling in Arkansas – Model Oil and Gas Laws, Regulations and Ordinances|  Executive Summary | Full Report
  • Estimation of Regional Air Quality Damages from Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania. PDF
  • Comparing Pennsylvania and Texas Law on Ownership and Marital Rights: Common Law v. Community Property—Impact On Oil and Gas Leasing. PDF
  • Energy Boomtowns & Natural Gas: Implications for Marcellus Shale Local Governments & Rural Communities. By Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, Penn State University. PDF
  • Gas Patch Roulette: How Shale Gas Development Risks Public Health in PA. By Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project. PDF
  • Impacts to USDWs by Hydraulic Fracturing: Study to Evaluate the Impacts to USDWs by Hydraulic Fracturing of Coalbed Methane Reservoirs. By USEPA. Report
  • In the Shadow of the Marcellus Boom. By PennEnvironment. Read more
  • Manual for Private Well Owners – By Brian Oram, PG; Dr. Sid Halsor, PG; and Dr. Brian Redmond, PG, Wilkes University.PDF
  • Marcellus Shale Natural Gas: From the Ground to the Customer. A Study Guide by the League of Women Voters Study Guide. PDF
  • FJ, McAuley SD. Read more
  • Oil Drilling News from Oil & Gas Journal.Read more
  • PennState College of Agricultural Studies: Website offers extensive resources & presentations on topics related to Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction. Explore
  • Natural Gas Plays in the Marcellus Shale: Challenges and Potential Opportunities. Read more

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