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

CA Crude Oil by Rail Shipments and Railway Accidents

CA Crude Oil by Rail Shipments and Railway Accidents

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By Kyle Ferrar, Western Program Coordinator, FracTracker Alliance Incidents…
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Fracking’s Most Wanted – An NRDC Issue Paper

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Lifting the Veil on Oil & Gas Company Spills & Violations NRDC…

Responses to the Rash of Oil Train Incidents

By Kyle Ferrar and Samantha Malone Throughout the U.S. more…

Population Near Railroads in Allegheny County, PA

By Matt Kelso, Manager of Data and Technology In a joint project…

What can violations data tell us?

By Samantha Malone, MPH, CPH - Manager of Education, Communications,…

Danger Around the Bend

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The Threat of Oil Trains in Pennsylvania A PennEnvironment Report…

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