@EPA Missed Thousands of Water Complaints After Telling Public Fracking is Safe

Location: PITTSBURGH, PA Submission: PUBLIC HERALD STAFF  Published: February 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sabotaged the public trust and violated the public interest by also ignoring stacks of documented evidence that fracking poses a major risk to drinking water supplies.

Published: 34 OPINIONS  Submit OP-ED to PUBLIC HERALD


Public Comment Denied After State Finds BTEX & Unidentified Compounds in Drinking Water Investigation

Investigation: Part 4 of 6  Published: December 2015

“After sitting through almost two hours of those presentations, there’s no way I’m using my water,” said a resident of the North Hollow JKLM Energy investigation who attended a meeting to be assured their water was safe to drink.

Project: INVISIBLE HAND  Type: DOCUMENTARY  Status: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN  Cost: $200K  Timeline: MARCH 2014-2016


Three Months After Water Contamination, Critical Questions Remain

License: Public Press Release  Published: December 2015

Three months after Public Herald broke the story about the contamination of groundwater sources for public and private water supplies in Potter County, Pennsylvania…99% of our most critical questions are still unanswered.

Project: NEWSCOUP  Type: ART EXHIBIT & LICENSING  Status: FUNDRAISING  Cost: $20K+  Timeline: SEPTEMBER 2015-?


Drilling Company Hasn’t Released Chemical List More Than A Month After Drinking Water Contamination

Investigation: Part 5 of 9  Published: October 2015

More than a month after unapproved chemicals were illegally dispersed into drinking water aquifers, 85 – 90% of the chemical mixture is still unknown. The chemicals were part of a “surfactant solution” used for a drilling operation by JKLM Energy, LLC at its Reese Hollow 118 well pad in Potter County, Pennsylvania.


BREAKING: Oil & Gas DRILLING IMPACTS Public Drinking Water SupplIES in Potter County

Investigation: Part 4 of 9  Published: September 2015

BREAKING: Two public drinking water systems have impacted and at least five private water supplies contaminated due to ongoing pollution being caused by a natural gas fracking operation of JKLM Energy in Potter County, Pennsylvania.


Public Herald 30-Month Report Finds DEP Fracking Complaint Investigations Are “Cooked”

Investigation: Part 2 of 9  Published: September 2015

In the largest release of fracking records in Pennsylvania history, Public Herald finds Water Contamination Investigations are “Cooked”

Project: INVISIBLE HAND  Type: DOCUMENTARY  Status: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN  Cost: $200K  Timeline: MARCH 2014-2016


Cooked & Shredded! An exclusive whistleblower report by Public Herald

Investigation: Part 3 of 9  Published: September 2015  Publishing Partner: Erie Reader (front-page print exclusive)

As an investigative journalist, you never know when a whistleblower will arrive, and it’s most often when you least expect it.

Project: INVISIBLE HAND  Type: DOCUMENTARY  Status: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN  Cost: $200K  Timeline: MARCH 2014-2016


Residents Give Last Words of Advice About Battle to Store Tanks of Fracking Waste in Backyards

Location: SMITHFIELD, PA OF BRADFORD COUNTY  Submission: WASTE NOT GROUP  Published: November 2015 (coming soon)

We were fighting an uphill battle from the start: our appeal was one based primarily on apprehensions and fears…

Published: 33 OPINIONS  Submit OP-ED to PUBLIC HERALD


Public Herald Releases First Documentary Feature on 18-month Fracking Investigation

Running Time: 90min

Triple Divide is said to be the only documentary of its kind on the controversial subject of fracking capable of speaking to all sides…

Project: TRIPLE DIVIDE  Type: FEATURE DOCUMENTARY  Status: COMPLETED  Reports: 35  Cost: $50K+  Timeline: JUNE 2011 to MARCH 2013  Distribution: tripledividefilm.org/screenings