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“Frack-Free NC” is a network of grassroots organizations who believe that shale gas development using “fracking” and horizontal drilling cannot be done without bringing harm to our waters, land, air, communities and public health. We are working to keep North Carolina frack free. Learn more...

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Factsheets & Reports

Info and Fact Sheets

NEW! – Estimated Direct and Indirect Emissions from the Operation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking – Fifth Edition
Fracking Threatens NC
Spanish Fact Sheet (Fact Sheet)
Fracking Our Kids’ Future
Half Page Flyer
Map: All Shale Gas Impacts in NC (Map)
What is the Atlantic Coast Pipeline?
Dangerous Neighbors: Pipelines, Compressor Stations, and Environmental Justice (Clean Water for NC, June 2016)
PHMSA’s State Pipeline Safety Program Lacks Effective Management and Oversight (DOT Office of Inspector General Investigation, May 2014)
Working with Local Governments to Protect from Fracking (Guide)
Could Fracking Come to Western NC? (Fact Sheet)
Economics of Fracking Factsheet (Fact Sheet)
Potential Gas in NC: “Unassessed” Shale Basins (Fact Sheet)
Why NC is especially vulnerable to impacts from fracking (Fact Sheet)
How Fracking Could Impact NC Statewide  (Fact Sheet)
Photos from Frack Free NC trip to West Virginia Host Farms, 2015
What would Lee Co. Look Like With 1 Gas Well Per 160 Acres? (Google Earth View w/overlaid graphic)
Keeping NC Frack-Free! (video)
Potential Gas Wells in Lee County (map)
NC WARN Report: Duke’s Fracking Up the Climate! Connecting Hydraulic Fracturing in North Carolina to Climate Change and Duke Energy
Tool-kit: Science, Democracy & Fracking by the Center for Science & Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists
What is Hydraulic Fracturing? (diagram)

Water Studies & Waste Water Impacts

 Duke Univ: Impacts of Shale Gas Wastewater Disposal on Water Quality in Western Pennsylvania
Duke Univ: Water Wells Near Fracking Sites at Higher Risk of Gas Contamination – Full PaperSummary
Duke University finds methane in groundwater: Full paperOne-page summary
Fracking Waste Puts Americans’ Drinking Water at Risk – EcoWatch, July 2014
Injection wells and drinking water risks: Government Accountability Office, July 2014
Oil and Gas Violations in Pennsylvania and what they mean for the U.S. – Environment North Carolina, March 2015
Earthworks report on the mismanagement of fracking waste in 4 states. April 2015
Management of Water Produced During Oil & Gas Production (US Government Accountability Office)
Fracking’s Toxic Loophole: report

Air Pollution & Health Studies

Fracking Our Kid’s Future

Environmental Public Health Dimensions of Shale and Tight Gas Development – Aug. 2014. Environmental Health Perspectives. Good resource for a general audience.

Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking, Concerned Health Professionals of NY

Proximity to Natural Gas Wells and Reported Health Status: Results of a Household Survey in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  January 2015 Environmental Health Perspectives

Human exposure to unconventional natural gas development Journal of Science and Health, April 2015
YouTube: Aerial footage of fracking fields in Pennsylvania

Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Gas Fields
Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy – a compendium of photos, presentations and publications
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange provides information about chemicals in natural gas production
“Public Health, Sustainability and the Marcellus Shale” (Bernard Goldstein, MD)
“Regional air pollution emissions from the development and production of Marcellus Shale” (Allen Robinson, PhD)
Chemical and Biological Risk Assessment for Natural Gas Extraction in New York
Hydrofracking: Public Health Issues and Impacts – Archived webcast presentation by Dr. Trevor Penning at UNC School of Public Health
FLOWBACK: How the Texas Natural Gas Boom Affects Health and Safety (pdf)
Impacts of gas drilling on human and animal health (Bamberger, Oswald)
Radon in Natural Gas from Marcellus Shale, by Marvin Resnikoff, Radioactive Waste Management Associates (Jan. 2012) 

Community & Economic Impacts

Community and Economic Impacts factsheet (pdf)
The False Promise of Fracking and Local Jobs (March 2015 article)
Stranded Assets in Oil and Gas, a discussion by Deborah Rogers (March 2015)
Shale & Wall Street: Discussion by Deborah Rogers [YouTube Video]
Rogers, founder of Energy Policy Forum, breaks down the faulty economics of the fracking industry.
Anthony Ingraffea – climate and economic impacts of fracking (Youtube)
How Should We Think About the Economic Consequences of Shale Gas Drilling? (Webinar by Dr. Susan Christopherson, Cornell University)
NC Environmental Groups Take Proactive Steps Against Natural Gas Harvesting (January 24, 2011 radio program featuring CWFNC’s Rachel Lang-Balde)
Marcellus Hydro-Fracturing: What Does it Mean for Economic Development? (30-minute presentation by Cornell professor Dr. Susan Christopherson)
“Booms and Busts, The Impact of West Virginia’s Energy Economy”. From the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.
“Fossil Fuel Extraction as a County Economic Development Strategy: Are Energy-focusing Counties Benefiting?” From Headwaters Economics in Bozeman, MT
Presentation by financial analyst Deborah Rogers on the economics of fracking
Energy Consequences and Conflicts across the Global Countryside: North American Agricultural Perspectives: Article by Dr. Simona Perry, the Forum on Public Policy (PDF)
Behind Veneer, Doubt on the Future of Natural Gas
: NY Times article by Ian Urbina
Insider Sound Alarm Amid Natural Gas Rush: NY Times Article by Ian Urbina 
Silencing Communities: How the Fracking Industry Keeps its Secrets by Mike Ludwig