Unconventional Oil & Gas Development and Land Impacts

The articles and maps below deal in part with impacts of oil and gas development on land use including for agriculture, public land, watersheds, forests, private property, etc. 

FracTracker Articles and Maps – Land

Allegheny County, PA map of zoning designations

Allegheny County, PA – Drilling, Leasing, and Zoning Trends

By Kirk Jalbert, Manager of Community-Based Research and Engagement and…
US Farms and Agricultural Production near Drilling

Health vs. Power – Risking America’s Food for Energy

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Over 50% of land in the United States is dedicated to agriculture.…
Forest fragmentation in PA

Forest Fragmentation and O&G Development in PA’s Susquehanna Basin

In this forest fragmentation analysis, FracTracker looked at…
Wayne National Forest map and drilling

Wayne National Forest Could Be Deforested – Again

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Guest article by Becca Pollard Eighty years ago, Southeastern…
Ethanol and fracking

North American Ethanol’s Land, Water, Nutrient, and Waste Impact

Corn Ethanol and Fracking - Similarities Abound Even though…
Frac sand mining from the sky in Wisconsin

Fracking in Dairy Country

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A dairy farmer in Wisconsin reflects upon a new industry in town:…

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