Watch the video to learn more about the fracking process (but note it leaves out the large number of toxic chemicals  involved in the drilling process as well as the toxic materials that are brought to the surface in the flowback fluid.)

There are over 500 fracking permits in Ohio;  check this map to see if there is a permitted well near you.

View Ohio Fracking Map II in a full screen map

 

Sierra Club Factsheets

Sierra Club Beyond Gas’s Fact Sheet

An Explosion of Fracking? The Trans Pacific Partnership

Above Beyond Natural Gas Campaign Fact Sheet

Sierra Club Supports BREATHE Act

Clean Energy Fact Sheet

Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless Evasion of Regulations Act (CLEANER Act)

Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act (FRAC Act)

Fracking 101 Fact Sheet

Fracking Sand Mining Fact Sheet

Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater Runoff through Hydrofracking Environmental Act

Health Impacts of Fracking Fact Sheet

Liquid Natural Gas Export – Sierra Club Recommendations

Environmental Loopholes for Oil and Gas Industry Pollution

Safe Hydration is an American Right in Energy Development

State by State Comparison of Forced Pooling Policies

Top 10 Myths About Pennsylvania’s “Mad Rush to Frack Act”

Carriage of Conditionally Permitted Shale Gas Extraction Waste Water in Bulk – Public Comments to USCG


FracTracker Resources

Water Use in Hydraulic Fracturing

Ohio Production and Injection Well Firms Map

ODNR Gas & Oil Well Database

Ohio Production Well Inspections and Violations

Ohio Class II Injection Wells – 2012 Year-in-Review

Ohio Waste Disposal Network Map

Class II Injection Well Depth

Total Fracking Waste Received Map

Total “In Sector” Fracking Waste Received

Total “Out of Sector” Fracking Waste Received

Map of Ohio’s Lakes, Streams, and Wetlands Near Oil & Gas Wells

Average Water Usage Per Well


Ohio Fracking Legislation

House Bill 278 Removing Local Control of Oil and Gas from Local Entities

Senate Bill 165 Amending Ohio’s Oil and Gas Regulations 

House Bill 133 Allowing Oil and Gas Drilling in State Parks

Senate Bill 315 Revising Portions of Ohio’s Oil and Gas Regulations

Mandatory Pooling for Oil and Gas Leases


Fracking Investigative Reports, Studies and Research

Propublica Series on Fracking

The Endocrine Disruption Center’s Summary of Chemicals Used in Fracking and Health Impacts

Study indicates high levels of methane leakage from drilling operations

Duke University study links elevated methane levels in groundwater to fracking

Cornell study on greenhouse gas emissions from fracking

US EPA report on water contamination from fracking in Pavillion, Wyoming

Endocrine Disruption Center study outlines the human and ecological health risks and fracking

Penn State analysis of material contained in fracking flowback from the Marcellus Shale

Harvard Law School study on deficiencies with FracFocus and voluntary disclosure

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