More About Hydrofracking

In Pennsylvania and West Virginia, gas drilling has converted rural, agricultural and forested landscapes into industrial zones, with intensive heavy truck traffic, pipeline and shipping infrastructure, and risks to ground and surface waters.

November 18-“Battle of Wetzel” featuring our friends from Wetzel County Action Group.

Huffington Post: Fracking In the Mountain State Leaves a Community Scarred

Hydraulic fracture drilling has been known to use extremely toxic chemicals. A list of 345 of them with substantial product and toxicological information can be found at The Endocrine Disruption Exchange at

In March, US Environmental Protection Agency reversed its 2004 position that hydraulic fracturing did not pose a risk to drinking water by launching a 2-year national study of the water and public health impacts of natural gas drilling.

Download the March 2010 report outlining the new study. (PDF 1MB)

The United States Geological Survey published a report on water impacts of Marcellus Shale drilling.

Download the May 2009 USGS report Water Resources and Natural Gas Production from the Marcellus Shale (PDF 1MB)

Download a 2008 Congressional Research Service Report on Marcellus Shale Gas Development: Royalty Rates, Surface Owner | Protection, and Water Issues. (PDF 323KB)