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Year in Review: Most Significant Articles of 2012

SkyTruth’s vision is for “a world where all people can see and understand the environmental consequences of human activity everywhere on the earth, and are motivated to take action to protect the environment.”    In March we shared a particularly striking view of the Gulf Coast – some images illustrate problems, others are simply beautiful. Click here […]


Cancer-Causing Chemicals Used in 34% of Reported Fracking Operations

Narrative and Images by David Manthos; Data Analysis by David Darling Recognized carcinogens are used in 1 in 3 hydraulic fracturing operations across the nation – according to industry self-reporting. Independent analysis of the SkyTruth Fracking Chemical Database by IT professional David Darling found that 9,310 individual fracking operations conducted between January 2011 and September 2012 disclosed the use […]


Best of 2012: Top 10 Most-Viewed Posts

As we look forward to all that 2013 has in store, we also look back fondly on all that we have accomplished in 2012. So as we dive right into the new year, here are our “Top 10” most viewed blog posts from 2012.   #10: Gas Drilling Time Series Analysis in Pennsylvania   August […]


To: Bureau of Land Management RE: Fracking Disclosure Recommendations for Public Lands

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently considering regulations and guidelines for unconventional oil and gas development on millions of acres of public land, and SkyTruth believes that public disclosure must be an integral part of these new rules. The BLM has already indicated that they are strongly considering as the platform for disclosure, […]


Disclaimer: Even Incomplete Data Are Useful

On Wednesday, SkyTruth released a database created from over 27,000 “chemical disclosure reports” voluntarily submitted by industry to for gas and oil wells fracked between January 2011 and August 2012. But as a few folks have pointed out, there are some obvious issues with this database: the data hardly represent all of the wells drilled; roughly 21% of the records […]