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Oil and Gas Accountability Toolkit



The Public Lab non-profit hosts the Oil and Gas Accountability Toolkit, a collection of resources and a coalition of people working around the world on oil and gas issues.

This toolkit goes beyond just "tools" to include:

To see a full list of monitoring methods related to oil and gas, click here.

Coalitions

What follows are a range of different topic-specific coalitions we've helped to bring together around a range of oil and gas related issues. We’ve learned more than ever to rely on the creativity and diverse skill-sets of contributors to develop new and unexpected ways of achieving goals.

The thousands of people around the world who make up the Public Lab network bring incredible expertise and a willingness to plug in and tackle problems and continue to inspire us in their power and capacity. It’s our continuing responsibility to help them recognize and form alliances, and to solve problems together.

Frac sand mining

These resources are built around work supported by the 11th Hour Project which focused on the issue of frac sand mining. Since then, a range of projects have evolved to address different aspects of the issue.


Air Monitoring

microscope

Microscope

The Basic Microscope project on Public Lab was born from people’s interest in being able to visualize particulate matter that is known to be harmful for human and livestock health. Several local community members recognized the challenges in advocating with purely numerical data; when people can’t visualize and directly see threats, it can be easier to ignore.

Title Last edited Edits Likes
Microscopes 6 days ago by warren 14 3
Basic Microscope Kit 2 months ago by asnow 25 3

Air sampling

Building on work by the Bucket Brigade, we've documented and collected several different techniques for collecting air samples for processing at a lab.

Title Last edited Edits Likes
Air Sampling 3 months ago by warren 21 2
Sampling 6 months ago by warren 2 3

Measuring particles

There are many different ways to measure particulate pollution. Read below to find out more.

Title Last edited Edits Likes
Particle Sensing about 2 months ago by liz 24 5

Visual emission monitoring

Using your eyes or a camera to monitor emissions is a powerful type of monitoring which has several EPA methods associated with it.

Title Last edited Edits Likes
Visual Monitoring of Particulate Matter about 1 month ago by warren 16 1
Site Survey about 1 year ago by stevie 1 3

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Hydrogen Sulfide

(above image by @ErikHanley11)

Title Last edited Edits Likes
Hydrogen Sulfide 4 months ago by Gaurav 37 2
Hydrogen Sulfide Detection 4 months ago by gretchengehrke 5 0
Hydrogen Sulfide Regulations 5 months ago by stevie 11 1
Hydrogen Sulfide Effects 6 months ago by warren 7 1

Odor Reporting

Title Last edited Edits Likes
Odor about 1 month ago by imvec 25 3


stormwater

Water Monitoring

A wide range of sample-based, electronic, and other methods of monitoring water quality have been compiled on Public Lab, reflecting a range of efforts across our community.

Title Last edited Edits Likes
Stormwater Monitoring 3 months ago by warren 24 1
Riffle: an Open Source Water Monitoring Approach 6 months ago by warren 100 21
turbidity sensor about 6 years ago by liz 4 0

timelapse

Photo documentation

Public Lab work began with photographic monitoring using balloons and kites. We've grown our coalition around a number of other ways that powerful visual evidence can be produced through photography.

Title Last edited Edits Likes
Photo Sharing 9 months ago by xose 6 1
Image Sorting 9 months ago by Zengirl2 4 1
Photo Monitoring 10 months ago by stevie 45 2
Refinery Watching over 2 years ago by warren 18 5

Turbidity

A range of techniques has been compiled around turbidity monitoring:

Title Last edited Edits Likes
Turbidity Measurement Methods & Regulations 5 months ago by gilbert 1 0
Turbidity 6 months ago by warren 11 2
turbidity_sensing 6 months ago by warren 3 1
Turbidity Tube over 1 year ago by liz 2 0
turbidity sensor about 6 years ago by liz 4 0

datalogger

Datalogging

A surprisingly broad coalition of projects has developed around Public Lab for logging data from different sources. See the main Data Logging page for more.

Title Last edited Edits Likes
MACA 7 days ago by nanocastro 4 2
WebJack 12 days ago by warren 5 2
Mayfly about 1 month ago by warren 5 0
Log-a-Long Timer 3 months ago by cfastie 1 1
New Concepts for OSHW in Indoor Gardening 4 months ago by Aigi666 18 1
Mini Pearl Logger 4 months ago by cfastie 6 1
SkyPod GPS Logger 5 months ago by cfastie 8 2
Nano Data Logger 5 months ago by cfastie 10 3
DustDuino 5 months ago by warren 26 78
Riffle: an Open Source Water Monitoring Approach 6 months ago by warren 100 21
Fido - The Raspberry Pi based Temperature Alarm that sends text messages about 1 year ago by rjstatic 3 1
Mãe d'Água over 1 year ago by vjpixel 9 7


soil sampling

Soil Monitoring

We're developing initial soil sampling and monitoring techniques and resources under the "soil testing" topic:

Title Last edited Edits Likes
Soil Sampling 9 months ago by warren 2 2
Open Land about 2 years ago by eustatic 3 1


Questions

Title Author Updated Likes
How to test water for heavy metals today? @Devon7 about 2 months ago
What are your experiences with optical gas imaging cameras? @liz 4 months ago
Oil Chemistry of Keystone Leak @kayaerbil 6 months ago
What gases can a FLIR GasFinder (OGI) infrared camera detect? @warren 8 months ago
How do I identify an oil sheen or spill or slick in aerial photography? @warren 8 months ago
How much do different oil pollution tests cost? @warren 9 months ago
What does oil pollution mean for my health? @warren 9 months ago
Are there any exemptions under the NPDES? @stevie over 1 year ago
Is there a water quality equivalent of Smoke School, the EPA air pollution observer certification? @warren over 1 year ago
Is CALPUFF a good air quality modeling tool @marlokeno over 1 year ago
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