What resources can provide further information?

Box 5. Who to Contact about What

With many state, federal, and local agencies playing roles in different aspects of shale development, it can be difficult to know who to contact. We have provided links to resources below on some of the main issues that may arise for local stakeholders.

Oil and Gas Drilling Regulations
See Table 2 for links to state oil & gas regulatory agencies

Information on Oil and Gas Leases
For information:
See Table 2 for links to state oil & gas regulatory agencies

For complaints:
Private Attorney or State Attorney General

Oil and Gas Lease Contract Provisions
Qualified private attorney (personal referral or web/telephone book search)

National Conference of State Legislatures, compilation of state statutes
on forced pooling

Water-Related Issues

Groundwater Protection Council, list of resources

Environmental Conservation Law
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, list of health and environmental agencies of U.S. states and territories

Land Resource and Conservation Management
National Association of Conservation Districts, state directory of county-specific websites

Mitigation Planning for Pipeline Crossing or Well Site Regulation Affecting Agriculture
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, state directory

Pipeline Safety
U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, list of state pages