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

Map of pipelines, platforms, and active oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico

Latest Oil and Gas Incident in the Gulf of Mexico

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By Karen Edelstein, NY Program Coordinator The extent of offshore…

Hydraulic fracturing, stimulations, & oil & gas drilling unjustly burden Hispanic & non-white students

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By Kyle Ferrar, CA Program Coordinator, FracTracker Alliance As…
Conventional and unconventional wells in PA

Over 1.2 Million Pennsylvanians Within 1/2 Mile of a Well

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One of the potentially troubling aspects of oil and gas development…
Inadequate vapor recovery system lead to residue forming on tank from escaping fumes. Jay-Bee was finally fined in Oct 2014 for these emissions.

Finally Fined – Oct. 5, 2014

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Sometimes we all need to be more patient. Enforcement of environmental…

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