Fracking Resources

Frac Sand Mining: Legal Strategies to Address Uncertain Health Impacts

By now, many people are aware of the rise in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a natural gas extraction method. But most people probably have not thought about the health implications of all that silica sand used in fracking.

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Fact Sheet: State Laws Governing Hydrualic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale

This environmental health fact sheet examines state by state laws regarding fracking in states above the Marcellus Shale in the Eastern U.S.

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Fact Sheet: Summary of Federal Regulations and Regulatory Gaps Associated with Fracking

This fact sheet summarizes federal regulations and regulatory gaps associated with fracking.

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Fact Sheet: Environmental Impacts Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing

This fact sheet details the environmental impacts of fracturing including toxic chemicals and radioactive materials, water contamination and air contamination.

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Hydraulic Fracturing: Should "Fracking" Be a Dirty Word?

Hydraulic Fracturing

Never having watched an episode of Battlestar Galactica, I didn’t understand the funny looks I got when I started talking about a new issue being researched by the Network: fracking. Apparently in BG’s science fiction universe, “frack” is a dirty word. In the real world, fracking is considered a potentially dirty process by many environmental and public health researchers and advocates.

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