Oil and Gas Accountability Toolkit
oil-and-gas

The Public Lab non-profit hosts the **Oil and Gas Accountability Toolkit**, a collection of resources and a coalition of people working around the world on oil and gas issues. This toolkit goes beyond just "tools" to include: * peer support networks * [stories](/blog) of change and of challenges * ways to [build a community of practice](/facilitation) for sustained collaboration on a problem To see a full list of monitoring methods related to oil and gas, [click here](https://publiclab.org/methods#oil-and-gas). ### Coalitions What follows are a range of different topic-specific coalitions we've helped to bring together around a range of oil and gas related issues. We’ve learned more than ever to rely on the creativity and diverse skill-sets of contributors to develop new and unexpected ways of achieving goals. The thousands of people around the world who make up the Public Lab network **bring incredible expertise and a willingness to plug in and tackle problems** and continue to inspire us in their power and capacity. It’s our continuing responsibility to help them recognize and form alliances, and to solve problems together. ### Frac sand mining These resources are built around work supported by the [11th Hour Project](https://11thhourproject.org) which [focused on the issue of frac sand mining](/frac-sand). Since then, a range of projects have evolved to address different aspects of the issue. **** ## Air Monitoring ![microscope](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/022/880/large/OI000139_2.jpg) ### Microscope The Basic Microscope project on Public Lab was born from people’s interest in being able to visualize particulate matter that is known to be harmful for human and livestock health. Several local community members recognized the challenges in advocating with purely numerical data; when people can’t visualize and directly see threats, it can be easier to ignore. [wikis:microscopes] ### Air sampling Building on work by the Bucket Brigade, we've documented and collected several different techniques for collecting air samples for processing at a lab. [wikis:air-sampling] ### Measuring particles There are many different ways to measure particulate pollution. Read below to find out more. [wikis:particulate-sensing-overview] ### Visual emission monitoring Using your eyes or a camera to monitor emissions is a powerful type of monitoring which has several EPA methods associated with it. [wikis:visual-monitoring] ![Screen_Shot_2018-04-16_at_2.57.43_PM.png](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/024/620/large/Screen_Shot_2018-04-16_at_2.57.43_PM.png) ### Hydrogen Sulfide (above image by @ErikHanley11) [wikis:h2s-overview] ### Odor Reporting [wikis:odor] **** ![stormwater](/system/images/photos/000/024/626/large/Screen_Shot_2018-04-16_at_3.42.04_PM.png) ## Water Monitoring A wide range of sample-based, electronic, and other methods of monitoring water quality have been compiled on Public Lab, reflecting a range of efforts across our community. [wikis:water-monitoring] ![timelapse](/system/images/photos/000/018/073/large/Screenshot_2016-09-19_at_2.32.15_PM.png) ### Photo documentation Public Lab work began with photographic monitoring using [balloons and kites](/balloon-mapping). We've grown our coalition around a number of other ways that powerful visual evidence can be produced through photography. [wikis:photo-monitoring] ### Turbidity A range of techniques has been compiled around turbidity monitoring: [wikis:turbidity] ![datalogger](/system/images/photos/000/020/770/large/Screenshot_2017-06-12_at_3.06.25_PM.png) ### Datalogging A surprisingly broad coalition of projects has developed around Public Lab for logging data from different sources. See the main [Data Logging page](/data-logging) for more. [wikis:datalogger] **** ![soil sampling](/system/images/photos/000/024/627/large/Screen_Shot_2018-04-16_at_3.44.24_PM.png) ## Soil Monitoring We're developing initial soil sampling and monitoring techniques and resources under the "soil testing" topic: [wikis:soil-testing] **** ## Questions [questions:oil-and-gas]...


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kgradow1 "When is your deadline for this? " | Read more » over 1 year ago
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jjcreedon "Ive reached out tho this person before too.. he has lots of experience and was super helpful. http://www.sagady.com/ " | Read more » over 1 year ago
liz "From Stuart Lynn, on twitter: https://twitter.com/Stuart_Lynn/status/1346550931522019328 Hypothes.is might be a good choice to allow collaborative..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
amocorro "@kgradow1 @DanielleS - Wow! super stars! @stevie and I will touch base tomorrow and get back to your both as soon as possible. This is great news. " | Read more » over 1 year ago
DanielleS "I can see if other environmental toxicologists would be willing to volunteer on this with me. What is the time frame for the review/when is this ne..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
kgradow1 "@stevie @cherokeeconcernedcitizens. What kind of support are you looking for? I would like to build skills at reading permitting documentation and..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
stevie " @stevie has marked @cherokeeconcernedcitizens as a co-author. " | Read more » over 1 year ago
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amocorro "@coastalconstructioncrew504 @amallozzi - also would recommend this free database for soil types https://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/gmap/ " | Read more » over 1 year ago
mashalawais "Hi Thanks for sharing. Yes, the EPA website has a great list of resources, I hope to use that as a reference and try to make something that is acce..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
mashalawais "Thanks Sema! This is great. I look forward to seeing responses and affordable accessible community monitors and data visualizations develop that mo..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
eustatic "oh yes, great question. " | Read more » over 1 year ago
bhamster "Hi @mashalawais These are great questions for a community resource guide to tackle. I'm only beginning to learn about resources that can help ident..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
amocorro "@amocorro awards a barnstar to MsSema for their awesome contribution! " | Read more » over 1 year ago
kgradow1 "Hi @MsSema, what an incredible post! I would love to chat with you about this project. Public Lab has been working on getting the bucket air moni..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
amocorro "@latrecejohnson59 Looking up the Tensaw River Delta now, never had heard it called "America's Amazon" before :) I felt that way about paddling in C..." | Read more » over 1 year ago