Category Archives: Fracking and Health

Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Natural Gas Fields

From Scientific American: On a summer evening in June 2005, Susan Wallace-Babb went out into a neighbor’s field near her ranch in Western Colorado to close an irrigation ditch. She parked down the rutted double-track, stepped out of her truck … Continue reading

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Scientists Warn Cuomo of Danger to Drinking Water

Dozens of scientists, including four from the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, warned Gov. Andrew Cuomo that it will be practically impossible for municipal drinking water systems to protect against chemicals used in natural gas hydraulic fracturing, also called hydrofracking. Their letter to the … Continue reading

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“It’s all gone.”

This young woman is thoughtful, articulate, and powerful as she describes the end of the area around her in Pennsylvania:

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Seven Spills Per Week in Colorado

Colorado: 350 oil and gas spills in less than two years; benzene found in groundwater; fines are almost non-existent There is an extremely important, and disturbing, story in the Denver Post today. A Post investigation found that four oil and natural gas companies have been responsible for 350 spills … Continue reading

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Like that clean air we have here? Don’t count on it sticking around.

From USA Today: Wyoming’s smog exceeds Los Angeles’ due to gas drilling Rural Wyoming, known for breathtaking vistas, now has worse smog than Los Angeles because of its boom in natural gas drilling. Residents who live near the gas fields … Continue reading

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A Million Fracking Letters

___ Have you written your letter yet? The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Or click here to email…

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