Go-to Websites

Google Trends

Google Trends is a website that allows you to research the popularity of Google Search terms over time. It is a simple application where you type any keyword and you receive data analytics of its popularity though various graphs and maps. This website is useful when examining the popularity of a topic in public discourse such as fracking or the environment in general. https://www.google.com/trends/

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

New York uses this website to display all state governmental information on the environment. It is unbiased as it provides mostly factual information such as permit instructions and energy source data. It is a useful website for obtaining environmental press releases such as the announcement when they banned fracking across the state. www.dec.ny.gov/index.html


Ecowatch is an environmental news website that often reports on fracking. They have sections for different environmental topics and provide unbiased insights on fracking studies. In addition, major players in the anti-fracking movement write articles as well. This is a good source for keeping up to date on new environmental research released in the United States. http://ecowatch.com


EarthJustice is the nation’s original and largest environmental law organization. This is an important resource learn about the current legal situation with fracking. It is also useful to gain information how to get involved in the anti-fracking movement. http://earthjustice.org

350.org Fracking

350.org is an environmental advocacy website with different sections devoted to each global issue. In the fracking section, you can view press releases, read news updates, and participate in advocacy campaigns and projects. This website provides a global view of fracking that is beneficial to everyone looking to get involved in the movement. http://350.org/category/topic/fracking/


This website allows anyone to start an online petition that can easily be shared through email and social media. You can also search for petitions by topic to join movements you support. If you want to support a campaign, all you have to do is write your information since the work of writing a message is already done for you. https://www.change.org/