Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Penn State, and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at NC State have all developed resources for farmers and landowners that explain concerns with gas leases and the impact of hydraulic fracturing on land, groundwater, and health. Some recommended resources and publications are referenced below:
- The New York State Attorney General issued a fact sheet warning landowners about misinformation surrounding gas leases.
- Gas Rights and Right-of-Way Leasing Considerations for Farms and Woodlands from Cornell Cooperative Extension, NY. This publications provides tips and factors to consider when evaluating a mineral rights lease.
- Landowner’s Guide to Oil & Gas Leasing is an informational website provided by the New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation. The site provides in-depth information for landowners considering a mineral rights lease.
- Marcellus Shale: What Local Government Officials Need to Know. Publication produced by Penn State Cooperative Extension