What We Do

Cetology is a source of news and information about fracking and gas infrastructure in the mid-Atlantic region.


Cetology produces original reporting on local events in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland related to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the anti-fracking movement, the environment and climate change, as well as research, analysis and opinion.

In particular, you’ll find news about the threat of fracking in Virginia and Maryland, Cove Point LNG, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Atlantic Sunrise Expansion, and compressor stations being built and upgraded along the region’s pipelines. In addition, you’ll see much about Dominion Resources because it is the impetus behind so many infrastructure projects to move gas out of the Marcellus.

Original content on Cetology may be re-posted on other websites under a Creative Commons 3.0 License. Please credit and link to the original webpage. Photos must also be credited.


Much of social media is ephemeral. You can keep up with news and events happening today but easily lose track of what happened last week, or forget where to find that great article you saw posted somewhere on Facebook. In aggregating news and other content, Cetology attempts to be a resource where you can access past articles on a topic more easily. Just use the archives by month, search the website, or click on a tag in the cloud in the right column.

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Opposition to fracking and the pipelines and infrastructure needed to transport fracked gas is growing. As FERC chairwoman Cheryl LaFleur told the National Press Club, “we have a situation here.” Cetology will keep you updated on the “situation”–which may be bad news for FERC, but from our perspective, looks better and better. Vive la resistance.

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