Hydraulic Fracturing Links
The links below present factual information concerning the hydraulic fracturing (HF) process:
HF Chemical Disclosure Reference List
List compiled by the Nevada Division of Minerals showing chemicals used in Hydraulic Fracturing.
Understanding Hydraulic Fracturing
Frac Focus Links
FracFocus is the national hydraulic fracturing chemical registry and is managed by the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, two organizations whose missions both revolve around conservation and environmental protection.
Other HF Related Links
The peer-reviewed study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, adds a new chapter to a saga that has pitted Texas regulator against the EPA. See "Noble_Gases_Identify_the_Mechanisms-NatlAcadOfSci" link below.
National Academy of Science study approved 8/12/2014. Full Title: Noble gases identify the mechanisms of fugitive gas contamination in drinking water wells overlying the Marcellus and Barnett Shales
Links Related to States and State Government
Fact Sheets – includes hydraulic fracturing and ground water fact sheets
COGCC Gasland Correction Document (10/29/2010): A memorandum that corrects errors in Gasland's portrayal of several Colorado incidents
Article published December 20, 2013
GWPC – developed Frac Focus Chemical Disclosure Registry with the IOGCC
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) – an organization comprised of producing states oil and gas regulators
Questions and answers about hydraulic fracturing in Michigan
The Facts About Hydraulic Fracturing
Links Related to Federal Government
Improving the Safety & Environmental Performance of Hydraulic Fracturing
Shale in the United States
Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources, Executive Summary
Natural Gas Extraction - Hydraulic Fracturing
Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources – Progress Report
What you do and don’t know about induced seismicity
Hydraulic Fracturing Frequently Asked Questions
National Water Quality Assessment Program: "Quality of Water from Domestic Wells in Principal Aquifers of the United States, 1991-2004"
Summary of Studies Related to Hydraulic Fracturing Conducted by USGS Water Science Centers