Deep Shale Oil & Gas

Marcellus Shale
Map: Marcellus Shale in WV
Interactive Mapping Application
Who Is That Man in Khaki?
Another Fracking Danger: Left-of-Center Escort Vehicles
PA DEP Not Protecting Environment (Nor People Who Live in It)

Rogersville Shale
Map: Rogersville Shale
Rogersville Shale: Next for West Virginia?
Rogersville Shale Info Sheet
USGS Report on Rome Trough

Landfills and Fracking Waste
Hot Mess: How Radioactive Fracking Waste Wound Up Near Homes And Schools
Fracking Waste: What Is It & What Do We Do About It
Radioactive Drill Cuttings and WV Landfills
Fracking Waste Study Says States Aren’t Doing Enough to Protect Public
WV Landfill Chair: State Too Eager For Shale Waste
Concerns Over Radioactive Waste Going Into WV Landfills

Underground Injection of Waste
Deep Injection Wells: How Drilling Waste Is Disposed Underground
Video: Frack Waste Injection Well Site – Concerned Residents in the Fayette Plateau
Injection Wells and Frack Waste
Living on Earth: “Arsenic and Frackwater Waste”

Pipelines
New Study Questions Economic Benefit Claims of Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Pipeline Fact Sheet
OVEC is part of the MARE project
Step Up: Fight Fracking Pipelines
Environmental Groups Align Efforts to Challenge FERC Pipeline Projects

Bomb Trains / Bakken Shale
Exploding Bakken Crude: People Evacuated. Crude in River?
How Much Crude Lost from the WV Oil Train Explosion?

Fact Sheets and Handouts
Hydraulic Fracturing and Your Health
Shale Gas – NOT the Economical “Transition Fuel”
Chemicals Used by Hydraulic Fracturing Companies in PA 
Monitor Your Well or Spring
Scientific American: Risks to Drinking Water
Air Quality Concerns

Places That Have Banned Fracking
France  Scotland  Germany Bulgaria Wales
The State of Maryland
The State of New York
And numerous towns in more than two dozen states, including West Virginia!

Other Groups Working on Shale Issues
West Virginia Host Farms
WV Surface Owners’ Rights Organization
WV Highlands Conservancy
Doddridge County Watershed Association
Wetzel County Action Group
Beyond Extreme Energy
FrackCheck WV
Frack Free Foothills
Athens County Fracking Action Network
Heartwood
Freshwater Accountability Project
Wild Virginia
FracTracker Alliance
Allegheny Defense Project
WVSC Marcellus Shale Campaign
   … and there are many more!

Movies and YouTubes
Gasland and Gasland II  
Josh Fox: The Sky is Pink
Triple Divide
Meet Myra Bonhage Hale
Meet Tina Del Prete
Fracking explained: opportunity or danger
The Fracking Song
Ponzi Gas Frackers

Selected News Coverage and Reports
USGS Study Finds Large Increase in Fracking Water Use
Duke University study: Methane contamination of drinking water
Fracking the Future: How Unconventional Gas Threatens Our Water, Health and Climate
ProPublica on Marcellus Shale
Energy Policy Forum
Food and Water Watch Activist Tools

The Right to Know, the Responsibility to Protect: State Actions Are Inadequate to Ensure Effective Disclosure of the Chemicals Used in Natural Gas Fracking

Is Your Health at Risk? See Interactive Map

New Map, Analysis Chart Health Risks from Oil and Gas Pollution

This is Not Your Grandparents’ Oil & Gas Industry

Not your grandfather's wellActivities 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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typical-marcellus-shale-op-splashOVEC’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.

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