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Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship

2017 Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship Recipients

Award to be presented to three environmental stewards addressing oil and gas impacts at reception held in Pittsburgh, PA, November 18th WASHINGTON, DC – October 5, 2017 – Three community advocates were recently selected by a panel of judges to receive the 2017 Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship, presented this year by Americans Against […]

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Participate in a European Renewable Energy Tour with FracTracker & Ecologic Institute

Next spring, join FracTracker Alliance and Ecologic Institute on a unique and timely European Renewable Energy Tour. Witness the incredible – and essential – energy revolution happening in Europe in an immersive, holistic way. Europe’s energy policies are set to reduce dependence on foreign providers of fossil fuels, and substantially reduce the region’s climate change footprint.  In addition to learning how […]

Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship

Nominations being accepted for 2017 Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship

The impact of the oil and gas industry is visible in almost every community across the United States. As such, the thousands of volunteers working in their communities and cherished places to observe, measure, document, report, address, and limit impacts caused by activities of the oil and gas industry are invaluable. Their actions and advocacy […]

For the Environmental Justice Listening Tour

PA DEP Environmental Justice Listening Tour

A Guide to Current EJ Rules and Potential Changes by Kirk Jalbert, Manager of Community-Based Research & Engagement, FracTracker Alliance and Veronica Coptis, Executive Director, Center for Coalfield Justice The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be hosting a nine-stop “listening tour” to hear residents’ perspectives on environmental justice (EJ). These sessions begin in […]

Re-imagine Beaver County meeting - Photo by Sophie Riedel

Mapping a new vision in PA: Alternatives to petrochemical development

At a Re-Imagine Beaver County gathering in Pennsylvania earlier this month, static maps became dynamic in the hands of those who live in and around the region depicted. Residents of this area in the greater Pittsburgh region gathered to depict a new vision for Beaver County, PA. This county is currently faced with the proposal of a massive […]

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A Fresh Look at Oil and Gas Drilling from Europe

By Ted Auch, Kyle Ferrar, and Samantha Rubright with Max Gruenig Fourteen days is not nearly enough time to fully understand the complex differences between oil and gas drilling issues and policies in the United States and several European Union countries. The EU’s drilling policies, geography, and the industry’s level of activity are quite distinct […]

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Oil Train Response 2015

November 13-15, 2015 Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Coordinated by FracTracker Alliance and ForestEthics Couldn’t make it? Watch Friday’s Presentations Or check out the conversation on Twitter: #oiltrain15 About the Event Over the past few years, oil train traffic across the continent has increased rapidly with more than 500,000 rail cars moving oil in 2014 alone, […]

Volunteers counting trucks supplying a new well pad in PA

3 Community ‘Sentinels’ Honored with FracTracker’s Environmental Stewardship Award

By Brook Lenker, Executive Director In my earlier conservation work, I was always inspired by the activities of certain volunteers. Whether it was a guy who touched the lives of scores of kids through his outings and mentorship or a watershed maven who was the queen of planting and restoration, there are people who go […]

Events

European Renewable Energy Tour

Guided European Renewable Energy Tour

Witness the renewable energy revolution in Europe with FracTracker Alliance & Ecologic Institute Dates: May 27 – June 2, 2018 Stops: Copenhagen | Hamburg | Berlin | Frankfurt Join FracTracker Alliance and Ecologic Institute on a unique and timely European Renewable Energy Tour. Witness the incredible – and essential – energy revolution happening in Europe in an immersive, holistic way. […]

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2018 Annual Shale Network Workshop

You are Invited to Attend the Annual Shale Network Workshop co-organized by: Shale Network, Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, and PA Department of Environmental Protection. Integrating data about Shale Gas development: Toward a more collaborative future The seventh annual Shale Network workshop is scheduled for May 17 and 18 on the the Penn State, University Park campus and the nearby Atherton […]