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Shale Gas Extraction and Public Health

Filed in News by on December 13, 2013
Shale Gas Extraction and Public Health

A Resource Guide INTRODUCTION – Download full pdf here In the United States, the practice of drilling before consultation with public health officials is standard procedure. Unconventional drilling for natural gas is no exception. Public health safety measures provided by laws governing the environmental impact of industry are currently lessened for the oil and gas […]

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Local gas pipelines, pooling, safety discussed

Filed in News by on December 12, 2013
Local gas pipelines, pooling, safety discussed

By Monica Pryts/Staff Writer Allied News Allied News Tue Nov 26, 2013, 04:39 PM EST MERCER COUNTY AREA — A former board member of the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters who’s been traveling the state to educate landowners about pipelines and related gas and oil drilling issues recently spoke to local groups, encouraging them to […]

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Fracking Health Project Puts Numbers to Debate

Filed in News by on September 6, 2013
Fracking Health Project Puts Numbers to Debate

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about people who may be affected, and the results challenge the industry position that no one suffers but also suggest the problems may not be as widespread as some critics claim. Here is […]

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Pitt Institute of Politics’ Shale Gas Roundtable Released Findings

Filed in News by on September 1, 2013
Pitt Institute of Politics’ Shale Gas Roundtable Released Findings

Pitt Institute of Politics’ Shale Gas Roundtable releases its findings, including proposing an independent shale gas research fund modeled after Boston’s Health Effects Institute, which has been advising the Roundtable. “The roundtable found that scientific research on the impacts of shale development is scant, and where it exists, it lives under a suspicion based on […]

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Shale Production at All-Time High

Filed in News by on September 1, 2013
Shale Production at All-Time High

By Anya Litvak / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Marcellus Shale producers may bemoan the low price of natural gas, but production marches forward. In the first half of this year, companies broke another record and produced 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas, according to new data released by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Friday. That’s double what […]

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