Fracking Survey 2012: Report on NGO and Philanthropic Efforts to Address Impacts of Fracking

Resource Type: 
This is a HEFN resource.
Publication Date: 
February, 2013
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Issue Area: 
Environment (Air, Water, Land)
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This report summarizes survey results and findings from the Health & Environmental Funders Network's October 2012 survey of NGOs and foundations on the impacts of fracking.

In October 2012 the Health & Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) surveyed
non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and philanthropic foundations
addressing public health, environmental, and community impacts of oil and gas
extraction through hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) across the United States.
The objective was to compile an initial snapshot of activities and needs emerging
in response to the spread of this industrial activity. A total of 81 NGOs and 33
foundations took part in the survey, including many of the organizations most
active on this issue. This report summarizes survey results and findings.
Jon Cracknell, Health and Environmental Funders Network