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Tue December 13, 2011
StateImpact Maps the Marcellus Boom
StateImpact Pennsylvania, a partnership beteween NPR and local public radio stations, has created in interactive web app aimed at helping users visualize a vast body of data on Marcellus Shale gas drilling in the state.
"This is an application that tracks every single producing Marcellus shale well in Pennsylvania," said StateImpact reporter Scott Detrow, who covers the Marcellus. "It tells you who owns the well, how much gas is produced, and whether there are any violations."
Users can zoom in on a map of the state to display drilling information on individual sites, or zoom out to get a view of where gas wells are clustered across the Marcellus region. "If you want to see how many wells are in your township, your borough, you can pull it up there. There's an entire page just devoted to your local community," said Detrow.
StateImpact Pennsylvania is a collaboration between WITF (Harrisburg), WHYY (Philadelphia), and NPR.