Health

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Shale Gas Development

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have become an increasingly popular topic in the science world as of late. Dr. Shanna Swan’s recently released book, Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race, sheds light on the health impacts of EDCs. 

In addition to Dr. Swan’s book, new studies and growing global movements to divest from fossil fuel production have shone a... Read More

Spotlight: Wesley Silva

The borough of Marianna in Washington County, PA, has a total area of two square miles and a population of just under 500 residents. A drive through Marianna showcases pockets of residential areas — modest ranchers and simple brick homes mixed with wood-framed farmhouses — tucked between spans of trees and open fields. Recently, Marianna entered the spotlight when a shale gas producer came to town.

Wesley Silva, a current pastor at First Baptist Church of Smock and former Council President of Marianna Borough, discussed his... Read More

Setback Distances: The Regulations We Need

Shale gas development is a threat to public health, one that increases with closer proximity to shale gas facilities.

Shale Gas Development and COVID-19: A Double Threat to the Elderly

The oil and gas industry continues to disrupt communities across America and globally. For many, specifically at-risk groups like the elderly, shale gas development is a direct threat to personal health. In 2020, the COVID-19 global pandemic has intensified these threats. 

Can Air Pollution Impact Your Mental Health?

We’ve all heard the startling facts about air pollution before. World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.

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