MAP – Tompkins

The Marcellus Accountability Project
for Tompkins County


Un-Natural Photo Collection of Well Sites with Hydraulic Fracturing

Delaware Riverkeeper Slide Show on Gas Extraction in the Marcellus Shale of the Upper Delaware
Photos and diagrams with good information on gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale of the New York City and Upper Delaware River Watersheds.

Bob's Blog on Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling near Hickory, PA
Numerous photos, videos, links, and other information on the adverse effects of gas drilling.

The Marcellus Effect: Sue Heavenrich's Blog on Gas Drilling Near Van Etten, NY (1/5/2010)
Sue Heavenrich shares a "photo field trip" to existing gas wells in Van Etten, complete with corroding pipes, valves, and storage tanks.

LightHawk Waypoint, June 2009, Issue 3: Aerial Photos of Marcellus Shale Hydrofracking Sites
Lighthawk pilot Bob Keller and Catskill Mountainkeeper Program Director Wes Gillingham flew with photographer J. Henry Fair to capture these hydrofracking scars on the landscape just across the border from NY into PA.
Website with abundant, well-organized photos of all aspects of gas drilling, in addition to information on environmental problems, legislation, gas companies, and cautions for those thinking of leasing.

Slide Show (7 minutes) on Gas Drilling in the Barnett Shale: Aerial Photos
The Barnett Shale is similar to the Marcellus Shale, and gas extraction techniques used there are similar to those planned for New York. This YouTube slide show has numerous aerial photos of well pads, pipeline easements, and compressor stations scattered throughout the countryside.

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Powerpoint Presentation on Marcellus Shale Drilling
Nice Diagrams of Gas Drilling and a few good pictures. See p. 17 for a photo of a typical gas well site.







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