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Oil and Gas Accountability Toolkit

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The Public Lab non-profit hosts the Oil and Gas Accountability Toolkit, a collection of resources and a coalition of ...

This toolkit goes beyond just "tools" to include:

What follows are a range of different coalitions we've helped to bring together around a range of oil and gas related topics. 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.


Air Monitoring

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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 Updated Version Views Likes
Community Microscope Kit over 1 year ago by warren 65 5,833 11
Microbrews over 1 year ago by warren 8 230 1
Microscopes almost 3 years ago by warren 14 3,623 5
Basic Microscope Kit about 3 years ago by asnow 25 1,599 4

Measuring particles

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Particle Sensing almost 3 years ago by warren 25 2,744 5

Visual emission monitoring

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Choosing a method for Particulate Matter Monitoring 5 months ago by bhamster 22 233 0
Visual Monitoring of Particulate Matter about 1 year ago by stevie 18 1,037 2
Survey your site over 1 year ago by liz 2 608 3

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Hydrogen Sulfide

(aove image by @ErikHanley11)

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Hydrogen Sulfide over 1 year ago by warren 38 1,089 2
Hydrogen Sulfide Detection over 3 years ago by gretchengehrke 5 2,088 0
Hydrogen Sulfide Regulations over 3 years ago by stevie 11 2,828 1
Hydrogen Sulfide Effects over 3 years ago by warren 7 688 1

Odor Reporting

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Odor Logging 10 months ago by bhamster 33 984 3
Orangetown Aluf over 1 year ago by stevie 5 225 1


Water Monitoring

Title Updated Version Views Likes
waterkeepers 4 months ago by amocorro 2 12 0
Stormwater Monitoring 6 months ago by liz 32 1,448 3
Riffle: an Open Source Water Monitoring Approach over 3 years ago by warren 100 4,633 14
turbidity sensor about 9 years ago by liz 4 520 0

Photo documentation

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Photo Sharing over 3 years ago by xose 6 760 1
Image Sorting over 3 years ago by zengirl2 4 1,120 1
Photo Monitoring almost 4 years ago by stevie 45 1,150 2
Refinery Watching over 5 years ago by warren 18 651 5

Turbidity

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Assess Turbidity in Water about 2 years ago by liz 13 3,003 2
Turbidity Measurement Methods & Regulations over 3 years ago by gilbert 1 1,180 0
turbidity_sensing over 3 years ago by warren 3 2,031 1
turbidity sensor about 9 years ago by liz 4 520 0

Datalogging

Title Updated Version Views Likes
DustDuino 5 months ago by bhamster 27 5,892 7
Nano Data Logger over 2 years ago by cfastie 11 6,170 4
MACA almost 3 years ago by nanocastro 4 557 5
WebJack about 3 years ago by warren 5 1,456 1
Mayfly about 3 years ago by warren 5 265 0
Log-a-Long Timer about 3 years ago by cfastie 1 509 1
New Concepts for OSHW in Indoor Gardening over 3 years ago by Aigi666 18 1,239 1
Mini Pearl Logger over 3 years ago by cfastie 6 1,303 1
SkyPod GPS Logger over 3 years ago by cfastie 8 848 2
Riffle: an Open Source Water Monitoring Approach over 3 years ago by warren 100 4,633 14
Fido - The Raspberry Pi based Temperature Alarm that sends text messages about 4 years ago by rjstatic 3 3,358 1
Mãe d'Água over 4 years ago by vjpixel 9 1,706 9


Soil Monitoring

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Soil Contamination about 1 month ago by bhamster 27 2,395 6
Screening for soil contamination about 2 months ago by bhamster 2 37 0
Making meaning of soil test results and reports 2 months ago by bhamster 3 38 1
Soil Sampling Toolkit about 2 years ago by Bronwen 10 618 5
Soil Sampling over 3 years ago by warren 2 1,084 3
Open Land about 5 years ago by eustatic 3 207 1


Questions

Title Author Updated Likes Comments
Chevron is up for a permit renewal again (under title 5 of the Clean Air Act), we have a 4800 page report on the company, how can we get through it and pull out the valuable info? @stevie 4 months ago 24
What are ways to monitor for oil and gas spills on private property? @stevie 12 months ago 3
How can you tell if a sheen on water is bacterial or petroleum (oil)? @stevie over 1 year ago 2
How can I calibrate a turbidity sensor? @wmacfarl over 1 year ago 4
Reused fracking water? @charlotte_clarke over 1 year ago 2
How can we relate water quality sensor measurements to oil/gas pollution? @wmacfarl over 1 year ago 2
How do you test for oil and gas-related contaminants in soils? @DanielleS over 2 years ago 3
Advice regarding taking photos over frozen @dailyxeoto almost 3 years ago 1
How to test water for heavy metals today? @Devon7 about 3 years ago 4
What do respirable silica particles (frac sand pollution) look like? @warren about 3 years ago 5
What are your experiences with optical gas imaging cameras? @liz over 3 years ago 1
Oil Chemistry of Keystone Leak @kayaerbil over 3 years ago 5
What gases can a FLIR GasFinder (OGI) infrared camera detect? @warren over 3 years ago 1
How do I identify an oil sheen or spill or slick in aerial photography? @warren over 3 years ago 1
How much do different oil pollution tests cost? @warren over 3 years ago 1
What does oil pollution mean for my health? @warren over 3 years ago 1
Are there any exemptions under the NPDES? @stevie over 4 years ago 5
Is there a water quality equivalent of Smoke School, the EPA air pollution observer certification? @warren over 4 years ago 1
Is CALPUFF a good air quality modeling tool @marlokeno over 4 years ago 4
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