Recommended Readings

Here are some recommended readings, organized by the corresponding conference session. You can review them before the conference and refer to them long after!

Fracked Gas Pipelines –Cutting through Streams and Fueling the Fracking Frenzy, Faith Zerbe

An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land? What Do I Need to Know?, guide, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Important Resources of the Hopewell Big Woods and the Potential Impacts of Pipeline Development on the Landscape, report, Natural Lands Trust

Knowing and Protecting Your Rights when an Interstate Gas Pipeline Comes to Your Community, guide, Carolyn Elefant

Natural Gas Pipelines: Excerpt from Report 2 of the Pennsylvania Energy Impacts Assessment, report, The Nature Conservancy

Natural Gas Pipelines: Problems From Beginning to End, factsheet, Food & Water Watch

Pipelines = Fracking, brochure, Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Pipelines in Pennsylvania: A Case Study of Lycoming County, report, Lynda Farrell for the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters

Quick Tips: Pipeline Watch-Dogging and Photo Monitoring, factsheet, Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Beyond Anecdotes, Health Impacts Session, Nadia Steinzor

Gas Patch Roulette, report, Earthworks

Investigating Links between Shale Gas Development and Health Impacts Through a Community Survey Project in PennsylvaniaNew Solutions, Nadia Steinzor, Wilma Subra, and Lisa Sumi, 2013, special issue devoted to fracking

Understanding the True Costs of Gas Development, Erika Staaf 

The Cost of Fracking, report, PennEnvironment

Who Pays the Cost of Fracking, report, PennEnvironment

Community Impacts of Gas Development, Stephen Cleghorn and others TBA

It’s Like We’re Losing Our Love: Documenting and Evaluating Social Change in Bradford County, PA During the Marcellus Shale Gas Boom (2009-2011), presentation, Dr. Simona Perry

The Case for a Moratorium on Drilling the Marcellus Shale in PA, presentation, Dr. J. Stephen Cleghorn, Paradise Gardens and Farm

The Dr. Lucinda Hart-González Conservation Easement, conservation easement, Dr. J. Stephen Cleghorn and CELDF

List of the Harmed, list, Jenny Lisak, Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air

Additional Sources We Recommend

An Assessment of the Potential Impacts of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF) on Forest Resources, report, The Nature Conservancy

Breaking All the Rules, report, Earthworks

Enforcement of Marcellus Shale Drilling Violations by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Jan. 1, 2011 – Dec. 31, 2011, report, Clean Water Action

Fracking and Public Health, website, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (AHNE)

Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster, book, Walter Brasch

Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future, book, Richard Heinberg

U.S. Energy Insecurity: Why Fracking for Oil and Natural Gas Is a False Solution, report, Food & Water Watch


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