NBC reports on how farm land is suffering the consequences of the oil and gas boom in North Dakota: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/salting-earth-north-dakota-farmers-struggle-toxic-byproduct-oil-boom-n895771
“Belt Magazine” reports on a major gas processing plant being built adjacent to a young family’s three-generation farm, describing the impact on their farm.
In the US, infrastructure such as this central delivery point – including gas dehydration units, compressor stations and processing plants – is an essential part of the industry and comes together with the drilling pads, and all the associated pipeline networks between them.
Whilst Wisconsin has no oil and gas reserves and therefore no fracking, rural parts of this US state have nonetheless been disrupted by the industry’s insatiable need for silica sand, as described in this article in the anthropology journal “Sapiens”
Farmers in South Dakota are suing the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project following damage to two growing seasons’ worth of crops
Update on Pennsylvania water contamination, including a dairy farmer whose water changed colour: cows stopped drinking the water , lost weight and became ill
Standard contracts used by fracking company Chesapeake have allowed the company to bill landowners when gas prices make their wells uneconomic
A number of foals born on the Sayre, Pennsylvania standardbred farm operated by Meadowlands owner Jeff Gural over the last three years have developed an affliction known as dysphagia, which prevents them from swallowing properly. And investigators are trying to figure out what is behind the problem and, in particular, whether it has anything to do with fracking. http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/fracking-behind-standardbred-birth-defects/
The attached report appeared in the Journal of Rural Studies, and is titled “A devil’s bargain: Rural environmental injustices and hydraulic fracturing on Pennsylvania’s farms”
“We show how farmers of small and midsized operations experience rural environmental injustices as they endure corporate bullying; face procedural inequities negotiating and enforcing lease terms; and increasingly contend with environmental risks associated with unconventional natural gas production.”