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Background Information on Fracked Gas

Maryland Gas Infrastructure Interactive Map

Maryland Gas Infrastructure

Updated 2018 Fact Sheet - Climate Effects of Fracked Gas from National Sierra Club

Fracked Gas Infrastructure in Maryland - 2018 Summary from Food and Water Watch

Series of Videos on fracked gas issues from the 2015 Maryland Sierra Club Jamboree
Intro by Zack Gerdes  
Ann Nau   
Donny Williams 
Question and Answer Session

Fracking 101 - Basic information on fracking from the national Sierra Club.

Environmental Health Group - Fact sheets and links to references showing bad health effects of fracking

Map of Maryland Gas Basins - This is where fracking could take place. Note - it's not just western Maryland.

Different Map of Maryland Gas Basins - This map includes current power plants.

Recent Scientific Articles Highlighting Health Effects of Fracked Gas Extraction - Links to abstracts in scientific journals.

Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction, Fourth Edition November 17, 2016 from Concerned Health Professionals of NY and Physicians for Social Responsibility

Banning fracking is the only rational option - Dr. Gina Angiola (Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility) - Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun

Fracking Toolkit - Scientific background and policy issues on fracking from the Union of Concerned Scientists

Gasping for Breath - An analysis of the health effects from ozone pollution from the oil and gas industry from the Clean Air Task Force and Earthworks in collaboration with the League of United American Citizens (LULAC), and the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA).

Fracking Chemicals Boost Fat Cells - Review of several recent articles including one that shows a mix of the most common chemicals used in fracking caused fat cells to proliferate and hold more fat into each cell. 

Gasland Tours of Doddridge County- See how the overbuild of gas infrastructure has hurt communities and the economy in what used to be one of the most beautiful counties in WV.

Drilling Towards Disaster report and webinar on the report. 

Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet (February 2019) 

Latest News

The Hidden Risk in the Fracking Boom  Are pipeline safety regulations keeping pace with the flood of natural gas? Rolling Stone, 2/20/19 

Powerless - What it looks and sounds like when a gas driller overruns your land - ProPublica, 12/20/18

Clean energy is catching up to natural gas-The natural gas “bridge” to sustainability may be shorter than expected.

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