Last spring I did a pretty thorough look into fracking so here a copy. Necessarily due to the length it is broken into multiple parts. Here are the links for all parts: Fracking: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Citations.
United States. President (2009-: Obama), & Obama, B. (2011). Blueprint for a secure energy future. White House.
PHILLIPS, W. J. (1972). Hydraulic fracturing and mineralization. Journal of the Geological Society, 128(4), 337-359.
http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=14431 – World Shale Map image
(November 13, 2012 Tuesday ). US to be world’s top energy producer. Financial Times (London, England), Retrieved from www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic
United States, Energy Information Administration, (June 13,2013) Technically Re coverable Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources: An Assessment of 137 Shale Formations in 41 Countries Outside the United States. (retrieved from http://www.eia.gov/analysis/studies/worldshalegas/pdf/fullreport.pdf)
FracFocus Wells, Accessed on: April 2, 2014, layers from EPA, Skytruth, EIA, USGS and ESRI [http://maps.fractracker.org/latest/?appid=ad67d1d697104a4bbc1c238319f03eeb].
PACWA’s List of the Harmed, Accessed on: April 2, 2014, layers from EPA and PACWA’s list of the harmed (5-16-2013), [http://maps.fractracker.org/latest/?appid=fd688b59c2da49799daf78dcdf101033&webmap=47d41eed28a7410fafc77b07bddd1ce7].
Myers, T. (2012). Potential contaminant pathways from hydraulically fractured shale to aquifers. Groundwater, 50(6), 872-882.
http://cdn.ipsnews.net/Library/2013/08/frackingmap700-629×444.jpg Ground water/Shale overlay map.
Joshi, S. D. (1988). Augmentation of Well Productivity With Slant and Horizontal Wells (includes associated papers 24547 and 25308). Journal of Petroleum Technology, 40(06), 729-739.
Hubbert, M. K., & Willis, D. G. (1972). Mechanics of hydraulic fracturing.
Howarth, R. W., Ingraffea, A., & Engelder, T. (2011). Natural gas: Should fracking stop?. Nature, 477(7364), 271-275.
Davies, A. (2012). 4.0 Earthquake Caused by Fracking in Ohio Was Felt in Toronto. TreeHugger.
CETT, N. (2010). Learning how to not make your own earthquakes. Science, 25, 1624.
Engelder, T., Howarth, R. W., & Ingraffea, A. (2011). Should fracking stop? Extracting gas from shale increases the availability of this resource, but the health and environmental risks may be too high. Nature, 477(7364), 271+. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA267976375&v=2.1&u=tel_a_utc&it=r&p=HRCA&sw=w&asid=597dde10d5da7dd796879848be56683d
Osborn, S. G., Vengosh, A., Warner, N. R., & Jackson, R. B. (January 01, 2011). Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 20, 8172-6.
Sandman, P. M., Rubin, D. M., & Sachsman, D. B. (1972). Media: An introductory analysis of American mass communications. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall.
Boudet, H., Clarke, C., Bugden, D., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C., & Leiserowitz, A. (2014). “Fracking” controversy and communication: Using national survey data to understand public perceptions of hydraulic fracturing. Energy Policy, 65, 57-67.
Leaf v. EPA, 118 F.3d 1467 (11th Cir. 1997).
Cronkhite, L., Jollie, J., Harrigan-Farrelly, J., & Kobelski, B. (2004). EPA Update/Fluids Used in the Hydraulic Fracturing of Coalbed Methane Do Not Affect Underground Sources of Drinking Water. Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation, 24(3), 51-52.