SkyTruth Alerts

When We Know, You Know

Photo of pipeline explosion, Center Township, PA, taken 2 April 2019. Provided by FracTracker Alliance

Alerts Landing

SkyTruth Alerts shows you where environmental incidents have recently occurred, particularly for the oil and gas industry. Monitor areas you care about, and get notified about environmental incidents in those areas.

This is a fantastic service which provides nearly immediate email notifications of spills, leaks and violations — events that the spillers, leakers and violators would rather not have us know about.

Chris Boyer
LightHawk Pilot, President Kestrel Aerial Services

Your alerts make a huge difference on my ability to protect the Basin. Thank you!

Dean A. Wilson
Executive Director, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper

How are You using SkyTruth Alerts?

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SkyTruth intern Tatianna Evanisko tracks polluting vessels around the world from the SkyTruth offices in Shepherdstown WV. Photo credit: Johnna Armstrong.

About SkyTruth Alerts

We built SkyTruth Alerts as an in-house tool in 2011, to help us monitor environmentally significant incidents by geographical area. We shared it with the public the following year. In 2018, we completely overhauled the Alerts platform, and since then, we have been adding new alerts sources as well as new tools and features. We started by doubling the number of alerts you can sign up for, then added features that allow you to filter and download alerts, overlay your maps with additional datasets and satellite imagery, markup your maps with annotations, and save your maps so they can be shared with others and opened again later.

We used SkyTruth Alerts to document the continuing Taylor Energy spill, which was highlighted in Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, and ultimately resulted in major fines and the containment of a 14-year-old leak.

SkyTruth Alerts is available to the public at no charge, thanks in part to these funders:

The Campbell Foundation
Catena Foundation
Cornell Douglas Foundation
The Heinz Endowments
The Tilia Fund
Wallace Genetic Foundation