I live in PA. I was surprised to see how many wells we had. (That little red target was just me trying to center the map, it doesn’t mean anything.)
Source: National Resources Defense Council:
The use of hydraulic fracturing has opened up oil and gas resources in many parts of the country where drilling was not previously occurring. These wells are drilled near our homes, schools, and offices—but information about them is not always readily accessible or publicly available.
We need to have better information about the effects of drilling on our health, land and quality of life.
The NRDC runs a site called Don’t Get Fracked which publishes impacts to health and the environment. There are many.
Vermont banned fracking in 2012. New York banned it in 2014.