Additional Resources


  • Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Stop the Rush on NYS Drilling Chapter Brochure on Hydrofracking
  • Sierra Club’s Activist NetworkHydrofracking Team

    Further information on Hydrofracking:

  • A new study by the US Forestry Service found that wastewater from natural gas hydrofracturing in a West Virginia national forest quickly wiped out all ground plants, killed more than half of the trees and caused radical changes in soil chemistry. These results argue for much tighter control over disposal of these “fracking fluids.”“Fracking Fluids Poison a National Forest: New Study Details Changes in Soil Chemistry and Devastation of Trees and Plants”
  • Responding to Industry hype on the Economics of Hydrofracking “Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling: What Does it Mean for Economic Development?” a presentation by Dr. Susan Christopherson, Cornell University
  • The City of Buffalo recently banned hydrofracking within the city limits.
  • Summary of Chris Burger’s fact-filled presentation on hydrofracking sponsored by the Niagara Group on October 19, 2010. Chris Burger is on the New York State Atlantic Chapter’s Gas Task Force.
  • Interview with Chris Burger on WBFO Radio, speaking on hydrofracking. October 19, 2010.
  • Health Effects of Hydrofracking and Horizontal Drilling: “Natural Gas Operations from a Public Health Perspective” by Dr. Theo Colburn, TEDX, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange. Published in the International Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, September 4, 2010.
  • Video Interview with Actor and Activist Mark Ruffalo on Hydrofracking
    A soon to be released study by Cornell University professors finds that natural gas produced with a drilling method called “hydraulic fracturing” contributes to global warming as much as coal, or even more. Read an article on the study and controversy in Washington. View short presentation by Cornell Professors on Marcellus Shale Gas and Global Warming.

  • Earth Justice created a short animated video that explains fracking for those who are brand new to the issue:
    A longer (six-minute) video that tells the story of a PA couple who fought back against fracking in their town (and won!). “”

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