Health & Safety

The FracTracker articles and maps below explore the ways that unconventional oil & gas development impact public health and safety, including air pollution, water contamination, pipeline incidents such as explosions, fracking-induced earthquakes, and more. We analyze many of these issues through an Environmental Justice lens, considering that marginalized communities are disproportionately impacted by health issues caused by oil and gas activities.

FracTracker Articles

Pump jack in Lost Hills, Kern County, CA.

Recommendations for an EIR to prioritize Kern County Frontline Communities

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Kern County Environmental Impact Report As we have discussed…
Flaring at a natural gas compressor station in Butler County, OhioTed Auch, FracTracker Alliance
Image courtesy of Lois Bower-Bjornson from the Clean Air Council.

Testimony to PA DEP on Control of Methane & VOC Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Sources

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This testimony was provided by Shannon Smith, FracTracker Manager…
FracTracker Falcon Pipeline spills map
Map of New 2020 Fracking Permits in California

California, Back in Frack

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California is once again a fracked state. The moratorium on well…

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