QUESTION: Citations for research articles on hydraulic fracturing/hydrofracking for natural gas?

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Can you help me collect citations/abstracts/full-text of research articles related to hydrofracking for natural gas? I'm particularly looking for technical/engineering and toxicology articles investigating the potential/actual harms caused by the hydraulic fracturing process. Articles concerning the socioeconomic impacts are useful as well. The more reputable and mainstream the journal, the better, since our goal is to provide comments to the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Abstracts and citations are appreciated, as I can probably track down the full text. Search strategy suggestions are also welcome.

For the sake of disclosure, I'm an occasional RR volunteer but I could use support and assistance from other activist library folks on this task. I'm working with citizens' groups in upstate NY to provide substantial comments on the Draft SGEIS, which will determine the constraints placed on fracking permits across NY, and influence the final regulations governing the process in our state.

If this question doesn't meet the guidelines, please let me know and I'm happy to take it down.

Thank you for your help!

Unconventional Methods of Natural Gas Well Exploration


I am over here in Western Idaho, where we are just barely taking on the fight against the poor oversight with fracking, etc.

There are several facebook groups that post great information. I will include their links below. I also have a facebook group related to our Idaho issues and where we post a lot of the stuff from the other anti-fracking pages.

I will also include a few links to some info that I believe is very good. You may already have seen some of it.

My email is, if you'd like to communicate directly that way.

Video presentation done by expert from Texas:

Robert Jackson (Duke University) video:

Anthony Ingraffea (Cornell University) presentation:

Link to Duke University study:

Link to my Facebook group:

Another Facebook group:

And another Facebook group:

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