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

Regulatory Gaps for Train Spills?

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By Matt Kelso, Manager of Data & Technology On January…

Where have all the guardrails gone?

Guardrails vs. Trucks Wetzel County in northwestern West Virginia…

Updated PA Data and Trends

By Matt Kelso, Manager of Data and Technology The FracTracker…
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…

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