Also see OVEC’s Pipeline page
Two Special Reports:
Renew WV: Fracking? Pipelines? Or Solar?
Landfills and Fracking Waste
Underground Injection of Waste
Bomb Trains / Bakken Shale
Fact Sheets and Handouts
Places That Have Banned Fracking or
Have Passed Resolutions Against Fracking
This list is not complete, it grows often!
France Scotland Germany Bulgaria Wales
The State of Maryland
The State of New York
Alameda Becomes 5th County in California to Ban Fracking
And numerous towns in more than two dozen states, including West Virginia!
Other Groups Working on Shale Issues
… and there are many more!
Movies and YouTubes
Selected News Coverage and Reports
The Right to Know, the Responsibility to Protect: State Actions Are Inadequate to Ensure Effective Disclosure of the Chemicals Used in Natural Gas Fracking
This is Not Your Grandparents’ Oil & Gas Industry
Activities related to the “development” of deep shale oil and gas, often termed “fracking,” are wreaking havoc globally. In West Virginia, troubles in areas “developed” for Marcellus Shale include intense traffic problems including accidents and ruined roads; air, water and noise pollution and associated health problems from large-truck traffic, drilling and waste “disposal;” as well as the end of a rural way of life. Proposed large-scale pipelines that would move the extracted oil and gas threaten communities and some of our wildest lands. The Rogersville Shale could be the next shale — much deeper than the Marcellus — “developed” in our region. Use these pages to learn more about deep shale issues in WV and get involved with OVEC.
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OVEC’s Board of Directors’ Tour of WV Fracking Fields. Interviews featuring OVEC’s Executive Director Janet Keating and part-staff staff member Bill Hughes.
Frack Waste Injection Well Site in Fayette County, WV, a short film by Keely Kernan. The film is part of a series about resource extraction throughout West Virginia called “In the Hills and Hollows” and is sponsored by the Civil Society Institute and OVEC.