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The Shale Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Template is designed to give your organization or local government a structured way to bring together data on your community, the expected emissions from shale gas or oil development, and the potential health risks posed to residents in the immediate area. This tool can provide decision-makers with a comprehensive perspective on the siting, expansion, or maintenance of a shale gas or oil compressor station or well pad site.


The Environmental Health Project (EHP) is a nonprofit public health organization that assists and supports residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond who believe their health has been, or could be, impacted by unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD, commonly known as “fracking”). Our team of medical professionals, community service professionals, and public health scientists is here to help!

Click on one of the icons below to learn about how UOGD (“fracking”) can affect your health and environment, and find out what you can do to protect yourself.