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Where to Turn: A Resource Directory

This guide includes resources for those: 

  • Living with shale gas development (sometimes called “fracking”)  

  • Wanting to learn more about shale gas development and its impacts; 

  • Needing assistance with shale gas-related emergencies, health concerns, legal assistance, and other services 

  • Looking for opportunities to get involved 

The resources below have been used by EHP in the past or recommended to EHP by partners. Many of the resources are relevant to Southwestern Pennsylvania, many are nationwide, but our resource list is dynamic and growing.  


Please contact us if you are interested in your group or resource being listed in this guide, or if you need to request changes to an existing entry.

Emergency Contacts

Call 911 if there is an emergency requiring immediate local police, fire, or emergency medical services.  

Remember to ask for a case/reference number and to have your complaint logged when you call.  

Environmental Health Project (EHP)  


724-260-5504 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET, M-F

Concerning Event Reporting Form

Accurate, timely, and trusted public health information and services associated with shale gas extraction  

National Response Center (NRC)  

800-424-8802 | 202-267-2675 | 24/7 

Call if you witness an oil spill or chemical or radiological release.   

The designated federal point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, biological, and etiological discharges into the environment, anywhere in the United States and its territories. 

U.S. Department of Labor  
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  

800-321-6742 (OSHA) | TTY: 877-889-5627 | 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, M-F
or by email or contact your nearest OSHA office (by state)

Safety and Health Topics | Oil and Gas Extraction

Contact OSHA to discuss a health and safety issue at work. Your information will be kept confidential.

WTRD: Emergency Contacts

Pennsylvania Reporting

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP)  

  • Environmental Complaint Line | 1-888-723-3721 or online 

Pennsylvania Department of Health: Bureau of Epidemiology 

  • Phone | 717-787-3350 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, M-F  

  • For PA residents wanting to report environmental health concerns. 

  • Oil and Natural Gas Production (ONGP) Health Registry: If you have a health concern related to the oil and gas industry in your area, please contact this division to be included in the registry. DOH environmental health staff are also available to answer general questions about health impacts of the oil and gas industry. Contact EHP if you need assistance with this. 

Pennsylvania Office Attorney General: Environmental Crimes Section 

  • Email | 

  • Fracking Hotline | 570-904-2643 

  • The Office of the Attorney General does not have original jurisdiction but can direct you as to the best course of action. 

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Pollution or Fish Kill  

  • PFCB toll-free hotline 855-347-4545 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

  • If you see anything you suspect is pollution, disturbance, or poaching on any waterway, regardless of how insignificant it seems, report it immediately by calling the local PFBC Region Law Enforcement office 

  • Do not leave messages to report violations, pollution, or fish kills at the regional offices. Outside of business hours, call PADEP


WTRD: Emergency Contacts, PA

Ohio Reporting

Environmental Protection Agency  


Department of Health: Bureau of Environmental Health & Radiation Protection  


Office of Attorney General: Environmental Enforcement Unit 

West Virginia Reporting


Department of Environmental Protection  


Department of Health & Human Resources: Environmental Health Services  

  • Phone | 304-558-2981  


Attorney General 

  • Main office Phone| 304-558-0140 

  • Health & Human Resources Division| 304-558-2131 

New York Reporting

Department of Environmental Conservation  

  • Environmental Emergency Phone| 800-424-8802 

  • Report Environmental Violations | 212-637-4040  

Department of Health 

Attorney General 

Colorado Reporting

Department of Public Health & Environment  

  • Phone | 303-312-6312 

  • Oil and Gas Health Information and Response Program  

  • Phone | 303-389-1687  

  • Email |  

Attorney General 

WTRD: Emergency Contacts, OH
Reporting: WV
Reporting: NY
Reporting: CO

Local & State Legislators

To find your federal and state legislators

Find Your PA State Legislator

Find Your State Elected Officials


GovTrack aims to help everyone learn about and track the activities of the United States Congress. On this site, you can find the status of federal legislation, information about your representative and senators in Congress including voting records, and original research on bills and votes.


WTRD: Local & State Legislators


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WTRD: Organizations

Allegheny County Clean Air Now (ACCAN) 
Local (Allegheny County, PA) 

Air, Education/Advocacy 

The ACCAN mission is to support communities in their fight for better air quality and improved health outcomes. 


Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring (ALLARM)  

State PA 

Tracking/Reporting, Water 

ALLARM, a program of Dickinson College, engages communities to use science as a tool to investigate the health of their streams and to use the data they generate for aquatic protection and restoration efforts. ALLARM has provided capacity building assistance to Pennsylvania communities to monitor, protect, and restore local waterways since 1986. 


Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment (ANHE) 


Education/Advocacy, Health 

ANHE promotes healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 

The ACLU protects your freedom through a nationwide network of staffed offices in every state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. To request legal assistance, get involved, or find your local ACLU affiliate, click the title link above.

American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU) 

Toll free: 877-PGH-ACLU (744-2258)  

412-681-7736  Pittsburgh 

ACLU of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization dedicated to defending and expanding individual rights and personal freedoms throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania.  


American Lung Association 

1-800-LUNGUSA or 1-800-586-4872 




412-430-3062 Pittsburgh 
Air, Education/Advocacy, Health 

Working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education, and advocacy. 


Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Committee (BCMAC) 

Local (Beaver County, PA)  
Air, Education/Advocacy, Water 

Seeks to protect the residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania, with emphasis on those in Beaver County, by informing them about the health, safety, environmental, and economic impacts of shale gas infrastructure, including the petrochemical buildout, and by supporting sustainable alternatives to carbon-based energy sources and economic development strategies in Beaver County.

Citizens to Protect the Ambridge Reservoir (CPAR)  

BCMAC subcommittee formed in 2012 to protect the reservoir from shale gas drilling. CPAR has been working closely with our local municipal water authority, Pennsylvania legislators and senators, boroughs, and townships, to ensure our community will long have access to this vital, pristine resource. 


Breathe Easy Susquehanna County  

Local (Susquehanna County, PA)  

Air, Education/Advocacy 

To protect regional air quality and health of communities in Susquehanna County, PA, from potentially harmful air emissions released through the processes of shale gas extraction, production, and transport. 


Buffalo Creek Watershed Association (BCWA) 

Local (Washington County, PA) 

Education/Advocacy, Water 

Through a watershed based approach, BCWA provides a collaborative framework to support the efforts of all local watershed associations; encourage responsible utilization of air, land and water resources; support sound agricultural activities and encourage sustainable land use and the protection and preservation of agricultural lands; and promote the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the county’s natural resources, biodiversity, and ecological health for the benefit of current and future generations. 


Center for Coalfield Justice (CCJ) 

Local (Greene & Washington Counties, PA)  
Education/Advocacy, Legal/Regulations 

To improve policy and regulations for the oversight of fossil fuel extraction and use; to educate, empower and organize coalfield residents; and to protect public and environmental health. 


Center for Environmental Health (CEH) 


Education/Advocacy, Tracking/Reporting 

Protects people from toxic chemicals by working with communities, consumers, workers, government, and the private sector to demand and support business practices that are safe for public health and the environment. CEH continues to educate communities on the dangers of fracking.  

Toxic and Dirty Secrets: The Truth About Fracking and Your Family’s Health  


Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) 


Education/Advocacy, Health 

A national multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment. 


Citizens to Preserve Ligonier Valley (CPLV) 

Local (Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County, PA) 

Air, Education/Advocacy, Tracking/Reporting, Water 

To preserve the quality of life in the Ligonier Valley so that it remains a safe, healthy, and attractive place for living, working, recreation, and tourism, for now and for generations to come. 


Clean Air Council (CAC) 

Mid-Atlantic Region 
215-567-4004 (Philadelphia) 

412-954-8494 (Pittsburgh) 

Methane Campaign

Air, Education/Advocacy, Legal/Regulations 

Dedicated to protecting and defending everyone’s right to a healthy environment. The Council works through a broad array of related sustainability and public health initiatives, using public education, community action, government oversight, and enforcement of environmental laws. 


Clean Air Task Force (CATF) 


Super Pollutants 
Air, Education/Advocacy, Health, Legal/Regulations 

Push the change in technologies and policies needed to get to a zero-emissions, high-energy planet at an affordable cost.  


Clean Water Action (CWA) 


202-895-0420 Washington, DC 

412-765-3053 Pittsburgh 

Oil and Gas 
Education/Advocacy, Water 

Working to protect people and communities from oil and gas production's harmful environmental and health impacts while pushing for the transition to a clean energy economy. 


Climate Psychiatry Alliance 


Educate the profession and the public about the urgent risks of the climate crisis and the profound impacts on mental health and well-being. 


Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) 



Build sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature. 


Concerned Health Professionals of NY 


Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction) 

Air, Education/Advocacy, Health, Water 

Provides educational resources and works to ensure that careful consideration of science and health impacts are at the forefront of the fracking debate. 


Concerned Ohio River Residents (CORR) 

Regional (OH) 


Air, Education/Advocacy, Tracking/Reporting, Water 

Advocate for clean air and water, healthy communities, and a sustainable future where everyone benefits. 


Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS) 

Regional (Marcellus Region)  

Gas/Oil Industry 

Air, Health, Legal/Regulations, Tracking/Reporting, Water 

Collaborative endeavor to preserve and protect clean air, land, and water as a civil and basic human right in the face of the threat posed by the shale gas extraction industry. Our mission continues to be the effort to preserve and protect clean air, land, and water as a civil and basic human right, not just for today, but for the future as well. 




Waste Issues: Still Wasting Away 

Exemptions in Environmental Legislation: Loopholes for Polluters 

Air, Education/Advocacy, Tracking/Reporting, Water 

Dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water, and land; healthy communities; and corporate accountability.  


Environmental Health Project (EHP) 

Regional (PA, OH, WV, NY)  

Air, Education/Advocacy, Health, Tracking/Reporting, Water 

Defends public health in the face of oil and gas development. Provides frontline communities with timely monitoring, interpretation, and guidance. Engages diverse stakeholders: health professionals, researchers, community organizers, public servants, and others. Because knowledge protects health.  


Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) 


Oil and Gas 

Pennsylvania Citizens’ Toolkit 
Education/Advocacy, Legal/Regulations 

Advocates for effective enforcement of environmental laws. EIP has three goals: to illustrate through objective facts and figures how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and harms public health; to hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; and to help local communities obtain the protections of environmental laws. 


Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services 

Regional (PA, OH)  

Foster equal access to environmental justice. Provide education in legal service entrepreneurship. Support community empowerment. Provide client-centered legal representation regardless of income to level the playing field for people of modest means, or no means at all. 


Fayette County Marcellus Watch 

Local (Fayette County, PA) 


Informally organized group of people who have been expressing concerns about Marcellus Shale issues for a number of years.  


Food & Water Watch  



Climate and Energy 

Pennsylvania Regional Office 


Education/Advocacy, Water 

Champions healthy food and clean water for all. They stand up to corporations that put profits before people and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.

Food & Water Action 

Mobilizes regular people to build political power to move bold and uncompromised solutions to the most pressing food, water, and climate problems of our time. We work to protect people’s health, communities, and democracy from the growing destructive power of the most powerful economic interests. 


FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry 

405-607-6808 Help Desk | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-Th | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. F CDT 


The national hydraulic fracturing chemical registry, managed by the Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission – two organizations whose members are state government officials. Both organizations’ missions are focused on conservation and environmental protection. The primary purpose of this site is to provide factual information about hydraulic fracturing chemical use.  


FracTracker Alliance 



Education/Advocacy, Legal/Regulations, Tracking/Reporting, Zoning 

Map, analyze, and communicate the risks of oil, gas, and petrochemical development to advance just energy alternatives that protect public health, natural resources, and the climate.  

Online maps assist in: locating wells, compressor stations, and other oil and gas (O&G) facilities; measuring distance from O&G sites; seeing patterns of O&G development and violations; following the development of O&G projects, such as pipelines. Extensive photo/video library. 


Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) 

Local (Pittsburgh, PA)  

A diligent watchdog, educator, litigator, and policymaker on many environmental issues, with a focus on air quality in the Pittsburgh region. Working for a healthy, sustainable environment. 


Halt the Harm Network (HHN) 


Fracking Help Center 
Education/Advocacy, Legal/Regulations, Zoning 

A people-powered network that connects Leaders and Supporters in the movement to halt the harms of fracking. HHN’s goal is to solve problems, collaborate, share ideas, inspire each other, and halt gas development’s impact on our families, communities, and environment. HHN is for people working in the movement to connect to each other and to share and access services, resources, and tools. 


Izaak Walton League (IWL) 



Education/Advocacy, Water  

To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife. 


Allegheny County Chapter 

Regional (Allegheny County, PA) 

Fighting for our constitutional right to clean air, water, and sustainable future. 

Harry Enstrom Chapter 
Regional (Greene County, PA)  

To conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization. 

Larimer Alliance

State (CO)


Air, Education/Advocacy, Tracking/Reporting, Legal/Regulations, Water
Offers information and education to city and county officials, as well as the public. Information is compiled from the most current medical and scientific evidence on oil and gas extraction available in peer-reviewed journals and from recognized experts in human and animal health, land use, water resources, and air quality.


Lawrenceville Clean Air Now 

Local (Pittsburgh, PA) 



Share information, resources, and advocacy opportunities regarding air quality in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, and Allegheny County in order to address local air pollution. 


League of Women Voters (LWV) 




Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 


The Straight Scoop on Shale 


Education/Advocacy, Health, Legal/Regulations 

Empowering voters. Defending democracy.  

Encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. 


Marcellus Outreach Butler (MOB) 

Local (Butler County, PA) 

Educate, advocate, and activate communities to ban fracking and its infrastructure and promote renewable energy.  


Moms Clean Air Force 




West Virginia  
Air, Education/Advocacy, Health 

Over one million parents united against air and climate pollution to protect our children’s health. 


Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) 

Local (Fayette & Washington Counties, PA)  

Shale Gas   

Education/Advocacy, Tracking/Reporting, Water 

Hold polluters and environmental regulators accountable to ensure protection of our communities and the environment. Threats from coal mining, shale gas development, and other issues jeopardize conservation and restoration efforts and water quality. 


Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) 



Region 1 | Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia

Region 2 | Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Region 3 | Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas

Region 4 | Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming 


Region 5 | Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific 


Region 6 | Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin 


Region 7 | Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont 

Education/Advocacy, Health 

Advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.  


National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) 

212-727-2700 (General question) (Action center questions)

Dirty Energy 
Education/Advocacy, Legal/Regulations 

Works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.  


North Braddock Residents for our Future 

Local, PA 

Air, Education/Advocacy, Health 

Promote community health and clean air and fight unconventional gas drilling in our community. 


Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) 


888-227-1785 (Toll Free)


Region 2 | New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands 


Region 3 | Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia 


Region 5 | Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin 



Region 6 | Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas 


Region 8 | Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming 



Region 9 | Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada 




Improve reproductive and children’s health by leading the integration of environmental health into clinical care and public health while supporting communities to address historical injustices and ongoing environmental racism and address the existential threat of climate change. 

The PEHSU network has experts in pediatrics, allergy/immunology, neurodevelopment, toxicology, occupational and environmental medicine, nursing, reproductive health, and other specialized areas.  



State (PA) 

215-732-5897 (Philadelphia) 

412-521-0943 (Pittsburgh) 


Transform the power of our imaginations and our ideas into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place for all. Protect the places that all of us love and promote core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives. We focus on timely, targeted action that wins tangible improvements in the quality of our environment and our lives.  



State/Regional (PA) 


717-214-7920 Central PA 

570-216-3344 Northeast PA 

215-545-9692 Southeast PA 

412-456-2780 Southwest PA 
Education/Advocacy, Legal/Regulations 

Leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We are protecting our air, water, and land and empowering citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations.  


Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air 

State (PA) 


Raises awareness of the dangers of hydraulic fracturing on public health and the environment and works to halt any activity that threatens the quality of life of the residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  

Pennsylvanians Against Fracking 

State, PA 


A statewide coalition of groups representing a diversity of issues, backgrounds, and locations, united in the mission of achieving a ban on fracking in the commonwealth. 


Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General (OAG)  

State (PA) 


570-904-2643 - Environmental Crimes Hotline 

43rd Statewide Grand Jury Report 1 

Legal/Regulations, Tracking/Reporting 

OAG is committed to protecting the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians by taking prompt action to prevent their exposure to toxic substances. The Office of Attorney General also works aggressively to seek compensation from those parties who are responsible for harming Pennsylvania’s natural resources.  

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) 



Air, Education/Advocacy, Health, Tracking/Reporting, Water 

Amplifies the voices of health professionals and other advocates on the catastrophic consequences of climate change and other environmental hazards to health.

Pennsylvania Chapter  


Colorado Chapter


Concerned Health Professionals of PA 

Doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals advocating for Pennsylvanians affected by fracking.   

Pipeline Safety Coalition (PSC)  



Education/Advocacy, Legal/Regulations 

Provide pipeline safety information, engagement, and advocacy in the public interest. 

Protect PT (Penn-Trafford) 

Local (Westmoreland & Allegheny Counties, PA)  


Air, Education/Advocacy, Tracking/Reporting, Legal/Regulations, Water, Zoning 

Working to ensure the safety, security, and quality of life from the effects of unconventional gas development in Penn-Trafford and surrounding communities in Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties.  


Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy 



The ROGER Citation Database - Repository for Oil and Gas Energy Research  

Education/Advocacy, Health  

Dedicated to supplying evidence-based scientific and technical information on the public health, environmental, and climate dimensions of energy production and use. 

Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces (ROCIS) 

Regional (Southwestern PA)  

ROCIS Low Cost Monitoring Project 

Air, Tracking/Reporting 

Reduce the impact of exterior environmental pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania to improve healthy and energy efficient indoor environments where we live, work, and learn. 


Sierra Club 


415-977-5500 – Headquarters 

202-547-1141 – Legislative Office   

Fighting Oil and Gas 



West Virginia 

Air, Education/Advocacy, Legal/Regulations, Water  

Works to advance climate solutions and ensure everyone has access to clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment. 





Air, Tracking/Reporting, Water 

Develop and use the latest technology, such as machine learning, to analyze, interpret, and—most importantly—publish maps, images, and other information in a way that allows the public to hold polluters and others accountable for their actions.  


Washington County Watershed Alliance (WCWA) 

Local (Washington County, PA)  


Education/Advocacy, Water 

Provide a collaborative framework to support the efforts of all local watershed associations; encourage responsible utilization of air, land, and water resources; to support sound agricultural activities, encourage sustainable land use, and the protection and preservation of agricultural lands; and promote the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the county’s natural resources, biodiversity, and ecological health for the benefit of current and future generations. 


Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE)  

Regional (Southwestern PA)  


Air, Education/Advocacy, Health, Water  

Educates individuals about environmental risks to human health, provides action steps communities can take to mitigate those risks, and advocates for solutions to better protect the region. Creating healthy spaces for children to live, learn, and play is at the core of our work. 

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Environmental Health Project  

Maternal & Child Health


Moms Clean Air Force  

How Oil & Gas Operations Impact Your Baby’s Health

Environmental Exposure

Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring  

PA Reporting Decision Trees - Visual Observations Decision Tree, Chemical Monitoring Decision Tree, Pipeline Monitoring Decision Tree


American Lung Association  

State of the Air

Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community (BCMAC) 

Eyes on Shell

Clean Air Task Force, Earthworks, FracTracker  

Oil & Gas Threat Map   


Damascus Citizens for Sustainability  

Compressor Stations

Fracking the Farm


Road Use 

Your Farm at Risk  


Environmental Health Project  

Episodic Exposures to Shale Gas Development Air Pollution

Illustrated Stages of Shale Gas Development: Examining the potential for ground/surface water and air contamination

Outdoor Air, Indoor Air, and School Exposure

Radium Monitoring of Surface Water User Guide 

Risks from Liquid, Sludge and Solid Waste from Shale Gas Development

Risks to Water from Shale Gas Development

User Guide for Radium Monitoring of Drinking Water Using PA DEP’s Water Data System

Environmental Integrity Project  

Oil and Gas Watch


Environmental Working Group (EWG) 

EWG Explains Radium in Tap Water Video (2021) 



Wasting Away 

Still Wasting Away



Chemical Disclosure Registry


Know Your H2O Water Research Center


Moms Clean Air Force  

Methane Leaks: Harmful, Wasteful and Preventable

Natural Gas and Air Pollution

Natural Gas Q&A



Home Water Treatment


National Ground Water Association 

NGWA Well Owners Guide



Maximum Contaminate Levels

My Water



The Most Detailed Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution in the U.S.

ProPublica’s analysis of five years of modeled EPA data identified more than 1,000 toxic hot spots across the country and found that an estimated 250,000 people living in them may be exposed to levels of excess cancer risk that the EPA deems unacceptable.

CAVEAT: This map does not reflect oil and gas development; however, it does capture large established end-use infrastructure, such as petrochemical and fertilizer plants.


Air Monitoring Map 


Smell Pittsburgh 

Smell Pittsburgh App


SkyTruth Alerts

Delivers real-time updates about environmental incidents in your backyard.  



Drinking Water Treatability Database

Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States (2016)

Private Drinking Water Wells

Water Health Series – Filtration Facts

Glossaries & Acronyms




Pipeline Safety Coalition  

Pipeline Glossary


Good Grief Network

10-Steps to Personal Resilience & Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate 


Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility  

The Health Effects of Fracking


Environmental Health Project  

Asthma and Shale Gas Development

Biomonitoring and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Shale Gas Development

Episodic Exposures to Shale Gas Development Air Pollution

Health Impacts of Shale Gas Development: A Collection of Research

How Shale Gas Development (Fracking) Affects Public Health: Multiple risks to our health and environment

Illustrated Stages of Shale Gas Development: Examining the potential for ground/surface water and air contamination

Infectious Lung Disease and Air Pollution

Particulate Matter: What Is PM and Why Should You Be Concerned?

Potential Health Effects Due to Inhalation

Protecting Your Health from Shale Gas Development (Fracking)

Quick Reference Card for Emergency Numbers (PA)

Shale Gas Development and Cancer

Tips for Talking to Your Health Care Provider - Concerns about Shale Gas Development (“Fracking”)

Why Living Near an Ethane Cracker Complex Puts Your Health at Risk

Why You Should Be Concerned About Living Near a Compressor Station 


EHP Resources for Health Care Providers  

Case Definition for Environmental Exposure

Health Professional Toolkit (overview)

Mental Health in Communities with Unconventional Oil and Gas Development (UOGD): A Summary for Health Care Providers

Reference Materials for Diagnostic Coding


Halt the Harm Network  

Find Research with the FrackHealth Database


League of Women Voters - Shale and Public Health Committee  

Shale Gas Extraction and Public Health - A Resource Guide


Network of the National Library of Medicine 


World's largest medical library 


Physicians for Social Responsibility  

Years of Study Reveal the Negative Health Effects of Fracking – PSR PA


Infrastructure Related to Gas

Damascus Citizens for Sustainability  

Compressor Stations

Fracking the Farm


Road Use

Your Farm at Risk


Environmental Health Project  

Illustrated Stages of Shale Gas Development: Examining the potential for ground/surface water and air contamination

Injection Wells 101 – Finding a Place for Our Fracking Waste

Environmental Integrity Project  

Oil and Gas Watch



FracTracker App

Oil & Gas Infrastructure Maps


Halt the Harm Network  

Falcon Ethane Pipeline: Preparing Our Response Through Mapping and Public Impact Assessment


PA Department of Environmental Protection  

Oil and Gas Annual Report


DEP Office of Oil and Gas Management Notifications Report

Information about what activities are occurring at a well


PA State Oil & Gas Mapping Tool

Measure distances from well pad to your location


Track permit activity

E-mail notification of new permit activity for oil and gas wells


Pipeline Safety Coalition  

Pipeline Glossary


Center for Coalfield Justice  

What To Know and Do When a Landman Comes


Damascus Citizens for Sustainability 

Fracking the Farm

Your Farm at Risk


PA Department of Environmental Protection  

Landowners and Oil and Gas Leases in Pennsylvania


Environmental Integrity Project  

Pennsylvania Citizens’ Toolkit

Provides descriptions of key portions of the public notification and participation requirements, as well as providing fact sheets and example templates, so that citizens and decision makers can better prepare themselves


Halt the Harm Network  

Map of Litigation

How to Use Public Hearings to Beat Oil and Gas


Damascus Citizens for Sustainability  

Hunting and Fishing at Risk

The Economics of Fracking

What Happened to the Fish?

What Residents Must Know

Your State Forest Under Siege


Environmental Integrity Project  

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Where are Organizations Monitoring?

Map details the many watersheds in and around the Marcellus Shale where organizations conduct water quality monitoring, in addition to showing the boundaries of the Marcellus Shale formation and drilled wells. Darker shaded watersheds denote a higher “density” of monitoring in those watersheds.  


Halt the Harm Network/Mountain Watershed Association Resource Center

The Help center is an extensive service and set of tools developed by Halt the Harm along with Mountain Watershed Association in Pennsylvania. Find articles, studies, and answers to your questions about fracking or related infrastructure based on your location, zoning, and mineral rights.   


State Impact Pennsylvania  

The Pennsylvania Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing, or “Fracking” - Current News Related to UOGD Development in PA  

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