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Link to the PSE literature database on Shale and Tight Gas Development for bibliographic information, abstracts, and links to many  peer-reviewed journal articles. This literature is organized into twelve different categories, including air quality, water quality, climate, public health, and regulations. Note that neither AWG nor PSE Healthy Energy necessarily supports the methods and the findings of the studies included in this database.

Air Quality

  • Ahmadov, RMcKeen, STrainer, MBanta, RBrewer, ABrown, SEdwards, PMde Gouw, JAFrost, GJGilman, DHelmig, DJohnson, BKarion, AKoss, KLangford, ALerner, BOlson, JOltmans, SPeischl, JPetron, Get al.. (2015) “Understanding high wintertime ozone pollution events in an oil- and natural gas-producing region of the western US.” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. DOI: 10.5194/acp-15-411-2015
  • Masson, NPiedrahita, RHannigan, MP. (2015) “Approach for quantification of metal oxide type semiconductor gas sensors used for ambient air quality monitoring.” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical
  • Brandt, ARHeath, GAKort, EAO’Sullivan, FPétron, GJordaan, SMTans, PWilcox, JGopstein, AMArent, DWofsy, SBrown, NJBradley, RStucky, GDEardley, DHarriss, R. (2014) “Methane Leaks from North American Natural Gas Systems” Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.1247045
  • Jackson, RBVengosh, A.Carey, JWDavies, RJDarrah, THO’Sullivan, FPétron, G. (2014) “The Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking.” Annual Review of Environment and Resources. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-031113-144051
  • Li, RWarneke, CGraus, MField, RGeiger, PRVeres, PRSoltis, JLi, SMMurphy, SMSweeney, CPetron, GRoberts, JMde Gouw, J. (2014) “Measurements of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) using PTR-MS: calibration, humidity dependence, intercomparison and results from field studies in an oil and gas production region.” Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. DOI: 10.5194/amt-7-3597-2014
  • McLeod, JDBrinkman, GLMilford, JB. (2014) “Emissions Implications of Future Natural Gas Production and Use in the U.S. and in the Rocky Mountain Region” Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es5029537
  • Milford, JB. (2014) “Out in Front? State and Federal Regulation of Air Pollution Emissions from Oil and Gas Production Activities in the Western United States.” Natural Resources Journal
  • Moore, CWZielinska, BPétron, GJackson, RB. (2014) “Air Impacts of Increased Natural Gas Acquisition, Processing, and Use: A Critical Review” Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es4053472
  • Oltmans, SSchnell, RJohnson, BPétron, GMefford, TNeely, R. (2014) “Anatomy of wintertime ozone associated with oil and natural gas extraction activity in Wyoming and Utah” Elementa. DOI: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000024#sthash.8C2HnV7X.dpuf
  • Petron, G. (2014) “Air Pollution Issues Associated with Shale Gas Production.” The Bridge (National Academy of Engineering).
  • Petron, GKarion, ASweeney, CMiller, BRMontzka, SAFrost, GJTrainer, MTans, PAndrews, AKofler, JHelmig, DGuenther, DDlugokencky, Eet al.. (2014) “A new look at methane and nonmethane hydrocarbon emissions from oil and natural gas operations in the Colorado Denver-Julesburg Basin.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. DOI: 10.1002/2013JD021272
  • Piedrahita, RXiang, YMasson, NOrtega, JCollier, AJiang, YLi, KDick, RLv, QHannigan, MShang, L. (2014) “The next generation of low-cost personal air quality sensors for quantitative exposure monitoring” Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions. DOI: 10.5194/amtd-7-2425-2014
  • Warneke, CGeiger, FEdwards, PMDube, WPetron, GKofler, JZahn, ABrown, SSGraus, MGilman, JBLerner, BMPeischl, JRyerson, TBde Gouw, JARoberts, JM. (2014) “Volatile organic compound emissions from the oil and natural gas industry in the Uintah Basin, Utah: oil and gas well pad emissions compared to ambient air composition.” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. DOI: 10.1021/es501475q
  • Yacovitch, TIHerndon, SCRoscioli, JRFloerchinger, CMcGovern, RMAgnese, MPetron, G.Kofler, JSweeney, CKarion, AConley, SAKort, EAet al.. (2014) “Demonstration of an Ethane Spectrometer for Methane Source Identification.” Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es501475q
  • Yacovitch, TIHerndon, SCRoscioli, JRFloerchinger, CMcGovern, RMAgnese, MPetron, Get al.. (2014) “Demonstration of an ethane spectrometer for methane source identification.” Environmental Science & Technology, doi: 10.1021/es501475q
  • Karion, ASweeney, CPétron, GFrost, GHardesty, RM. (2013) “Methane emissions estimate from airborne measurements over a western United States natural gas field” Geophysical Research Letters

Water Quality

  • Rogers, JDBurke, TLOsborn, SGRyan, JN. (2015) “A framework for identifying organic compounds of concern in hydraulic fracturing fluids based on their mobility and persistence in groundwater.” Environmental Science and Technology Letters. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.5b00090

Water Treatment

  • Lester, YThurman, EMFerrer, ISitterley, KKorak, JAAiken, GLinden, KG. (2015) “Characterization of fracturing flowback water in Colorado: Implications for water treatment.” Science of the Total Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.043
  • Coday, BDXu, PBeaudry, EGHerron, JLampi, KHancockd, NTCath, TY. (2014) “The sweet spot of forward osmosis: treatment of produced water, drilling wastewater, and other complex and difficult liquid streams” Desalination. DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2013.11.014
  • Lester, YYacob, TMorrissey, ILinden, KG. (2014) “Can We Treat Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback with a Conventional Biological Process? The Case of Guar Gum” Environmental Science & Technology Letters. DOI: 10.1021/ez4000115
  • Bibby, KJBrantley, SLReible, DDLinden, KGMouser, PJGregory, KBEllis, BRVidic, RD. (2013) “Suggested Reporting Parameters for Investigations of Wastewater from Unconventional Shale Gas Extraction” Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es404960z

Health Effects

  • DeJong, NWitter, RZAdgate, JL. (2015) Book Chapter: Air Quality and Natural Gas Development. Ed. ML Finkel. Praeger Press.
  • Adgate, JLGoldstein, BDMcKenzie, LM. (2014) “Potential Public Health Hazards, Exposures and Health Effects from Unconventional Natural Gas Development” Environmental Science & Technology Letters. DOI: 10.1021/es404621d Download:
  • McKenzie, LMGuo, RWitter, RZSavitz, DANewman, LSAdgate, JL. (2014) “Birth outcomes and maternal residential proximity to natural gas development in rural Colorado” Environmental Health Perspectives. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1306722

Water Quantity

  • Birdsell, DTRajaram, HDempsey, DViswanathan, HS. (2015) “Hydraulic fracturing fluid migration in the subsurface: A review and expanded modeling results.” Water Resources Research. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR017810
  • Birdsell, DTRajaram, HLackey, G. (2015) “Imbibition of hydraulic fracturing fluids into partially saturated shale.” Water Resources Research. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR017621
  • Boone, K.Laituri, M.. (2013) “Where are we now? : socio-ecological risks and community responses to natural gas develpment in Colorado.” Colorado State University Libraries.

Natural Gas Infrastructure

  • Fleckenstein, WWEustes, AWStone, CHHowell, PK. (2015) “An Assessment of Risk of Migration of Hydrocarbons or Fracturing Fluids to Fresh Water Aquifers: Wattenberg Field, CO.” Society of Petroleum Engineers