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Samantha Rubright, ELEEP Virtual Discussion: Citizen Monitoring of Fracking Activities

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This presentation was given during an ELEEP Virtual Discussion on "Citizen Monitoring of Fracking Activities" on July 26, 2016. A video recording of the event is available on the ELEEP Network YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isbVs2rDYTU

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Samantha Rubright, ELEEP Virtual Discussion: Citizen Monitoring of Fracking Activities

  1. 1. Tracking Energy Impacts with FracTracker By Samantha Rubright, MPH, CPH Manager of Communications & Partnerships FracTracker Alliance Resources for Tracking the Impacts of Fracking Ecologic US ELEEP Webinar • July 26, 2016
  2. 2. About Us • FracTracker Alliance studies, maps, and communicates the risks of oil and gas development to protect our planet and support the renewable energy transformation. • Our website, FracTracker.org, provides a variety of online oil and gas resources: • Articles • Analyses • Photos • Collaborative Projects • Maps: Static and Dynamic • Raw Data
  3. 3. We look at oil and gas issues broadly Analysis of national data, March 2015 Community Stories (Green), Infrared Videos (Red), Affected Populations (Yellow) http://oilandgasthreatmap.com/threat-map/national-map/
  4. 4. At the state / regional level PA Shale Viewer Compressor stations, SkyTruth pit data, wells, permits, & violations
  5. 5. And more closely at thematic and timely issues… • Addressing these data collection issues led us to develop a mobile app that works with users to track oil and gas activity and impacts • Available for iPhones and Androids • Download the app: fractracker.org/app
  6. 6. FracTracker App Features See oil and gas wells near you on a map Submit oil and gas reports about nearby activity and issues Upload your oil and gas photos
  7. 7. Quick Walkthrough Download the app: fractracker.org/app Open the app on your phone. Select “allow location” as this with enable you to take full advantage of the app’s features. Fill in your name and email on the next screen (shown right) to get started. Tap “Save” 1 2 3
  8. 8. Start: O&G Wells Near You The start screen shows the U.S. oil & gas map. The blue dot is your location, with the density of drilling by county in shades of blue. 4 5 Zoom in to explore wells and reports (in red) by region. If there are a lot of wells, you may need to zoom in quite close to see them individually 650 Reports To-Date
  9. 9. Explore a Site 7 Once zoomed in on the map, tap on a dot to learn about the site. In the popup box, tap to see more details about that location, such as a well’s API number. Tap “Submit Report” in the bottom toolbar to add an observation of your own. 8 9 i
  10. 10. Submit Report Share observations about oil & gas activity near you through this form, including the issue, facility, & location. Upload photos, too! Add your location to this report by tapping “Add a location to your report.” Tap “Save” to submit. 10 See the app in action: http://arcg.is/2a629b2
  11. 11. Contact Information Samantha Rubright, MPH, CPH Manager of Communications & Partnerships – FracTracker Alliance malone@fractracker.org (202) 630-6426 www.fractracker.org insights empowering action

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