The heart of the searchable on-line database is the ability to locate and track wells regulated under Article 23 of the Environmental Conservation Law, mainly oil, gas, solution salt mining and underground gas storage wells. In addition, the law also regulates brine disposal, stratigraphic and geothermal wells greater than 500 feet deep.
FracTracker is a project of the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities at the University of Pittsburgh. It provides citizens with a common place to learn about & share their Marcellus Shale drilling experiences. The DataTool allows registered users to map geo-located data related to gas extraction activities. Click here to upload or view data & even create your own snapshots!
PA Oil and Gas Violations Map
Operators of Gas Wells Around Dimock
Lindsay Speer put this together as a reference for a recent trip to Dimock, PA
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Have you made a map in Fractracker? Let us know about it, we may feature you on the website! Fractracker is actively working on improving the availability of content for NY.
Latest Data on Fractracker
Eyes on Drilling Tipline
The EPA is asking citizens to call 1-877-919-4EPA (toll free) if they observe what appears to be illegal disposal of wastes or other suspicious activity. Anyone may also send reports by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Citizens may provide tips anonymously if they don’t want to identify themselves.
In the event of an emergency, such as a spill or release of hazardous material, including oil, to the environment, citizens are advised to call the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.
The MIT ExtrACT group develops technologies to assist communities impacted by extraction. They have developed many useful tools.
This site provides tools to learn about landmen and their companies through reading reviews submitted by users. It also allows users to submit their own report cards, contact other users and use the site as their own private diary of interactions with this industry.
Is your local well leaking? Is it non-compliant? Was your topsoil not replaced? If so, enter the information as a complaint about a facility. Or do you think a particular well or employee deserves special recognition? Do you have a tip or a bit of history that you would like to add to the record? Then please leave a note on WellWatch.