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

Want Not, Waste Not? Fossil Fuel Extraction’s Waste Disposal Challenges

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Pennsylvania's fracking industry is producing record amounts…

Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services

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Guest Blog by Josh Eisenfeld, Director of Marketing with Fair…
Ohio Secret Fracking Chemicals Report
Urban Drilling in Los Angeles

Impact of a 2,500′ Oil and Gas Well Setback in California

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Why does California need setbacks? A new bill proposed by California…

Pennsylvanians Demand a Response to Rare Cancer Cases, Other Health Impacts

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New research on fracking health impacts, combined with unusually…

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