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May 23, 2024

Communities fear health, environmental harms as they await more info on hydrogen hub projects

May 21, 2024

Pennsylvanians Realized $500+ Billion In Public Health Benefits By Eliminating Coal-Fired Power Plants, Switching To Natural Gas

May 14, 2024

IRS urged to bolster oversight of CCS tax credit

May 3, 2024

Person County residents suing commissioners over rezoning for Dominion LNG plant

April 23, 2024

Study: Pennsylvania ranks high for health impacts of oil and gas flaring emissions


February 13, 2024

How a Legal Loophole Allows Gas Leaks to Keep on Flowing

January 5, 2024

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 1.5.24

January 4, 2024

Workers Share Horrifying Experiences Treating Fracking Wastewater

December 18, 2023

Environmental groups pressure Gov. Shapiro on fracking regulations

December 18, 2023

Nippon Steel to buy U.S. Steel for $14.9 billion, will retain headquarters in Pittsburgh

December 15, 2023

Alarm Raised over Radioactive Fracking Waste Dangers in Pennsylvania


December 13, 2023

Senator Muth, Public Herald Raise Alarm About Workers Injured by Fracking’s Radioactive Waste

December 12, 2023

Former Employees Of Eureka Resources Oil & Gas Wastewater Treatment Company Ask For Criminal Investigation Of Eureka And An Audit Of DEP Over Alleged Workplace, Environmental Violations

November 9, 2023

Pennsylvania Governor’s Deal With Fracking Company Splits Environmentalists


November 4, 2023

Group wants governor to ban PFAs in oil and gas wells

November 2, 2023

Josh Shapiro announces ‘first of its kind’ agreement with CNX on fracking health measures, says new regulations coming

October 24, 2023

“Forever chemicals” in Pennsylvania fracking wells could impact health of surrounding communities: Report


October 13, 2023

Hydrogen hub funds coming to PA, but Pittsburgh-focused proposal comes up empty

September 28, 2023

Environmental Health Project: How DEP Issues Permits For Shale Gas Facilities Without Considering Cumulative Impacts - How New Facilities Will Add To Existing Pollution Loads And Impact The Area


September 13, 2023

Environmental Health Project Finds Results ‘Very Concerning’ From University Of Pittsburgh Studies Showing Links Between Natural Gas Development And Lymphoma Cancer, Worsening Asthma Conditions, Lower Birth Weights

August 21, 2023

Environmental advocates weight in on state DOH, Pitt fracking study

August 16, 2023

Pennsylvania DEP may tighten regulations on natural gas drilling

August 16, 2023

Pitt study shows link between fracking, increased lymphoma, asthma reactions

August 16, 2023

Fracking Study Results Released

August 15, 2023

Shale Gas Development Linked To Increases Cases Of Lymphoma In PA Children, Study Finds

August 15, 2023

Pitt Researchers Find Higher Risks for Lymphoma and Asthma for Those Near Fracking, But ‘No Association’ to Ewing Sarcoma

August 15, 2023

A Pennsylvania study suggests links between fracking and asthma, lymphoma in children

August 9, 2023

Pennsylvania to release long-awaited studies on health impacts of drilling


August 8, 2023

Ligonier air monitors provide real-time data

June 28, 2023

Opposition continues on proposed Yough river power plant

June 13, 2023

Federal air monitoring investment could lower southwest Pennsylvania cancer rates

June 12, 2023

Satellites, drones join fight against air pollution in Pennsylvania

June 3, 2023

Environmental groups seek results of Pitt cancer studies


June 1, 2023

Protect PT hosts town hall

April 24, 2023

Is Pittsburgh's weird terrain making the already-dodgy air quality even dodgier?

April 9, 2023

‘We’re at a pivotal time’: Federal funds boost community monitoring of oil and gas air pollution, but what will we do with the data?

April 1, 2023

Ed Gainey, Mayor of Pittsburgh, proclaims Saturday, April 1, 2023, as Environmental Health Project Day in the City of Pittsburgh


March 17, 2023

Advocates tout air monitoring investments as vital step in region's greener future

March 16, 2023

W.Pa pols tout federal investment in pollution monitoring

February 13, 2023

Range Resources touts monitoring of air quality near Cecil well site


February 9, 2023

Ohio/PA Train Derailment, Pipeline Explosions, Uncontrolled Releases Put Spotlight On Public Health


January 25, 2023

Critics warn against using natural gas for hydrogen hubs


January 18, 2023

As The World Tries To Cut Back On Fossil Fuels, Oil Companies Turn To Plastic


December 15, 2022

DEP says Shell cracker plant exceeded emission limits, issues notice of violation


December 9, 2022

Small molecule, big opportunity?

November 24, 2022

Plant startup faces environmental oversight

November 17, 2022

As Evidence Mounts, New Concerns About Fracking and Health


November 9, 2022

Robinson, Smith townships receive EPA grants


November 7, 2022

Fracking, abortion, and the challenge of raising a family in southwestern Pennsylvania


November 2, 2022

PA advances rule to limit PFAS in drinking water


October 17, 2022

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta urged Pennsylvania health department to drop out of fracking public health forum, letter shows

October 16, 2022

Environmentalists Fear a Massive New Plastics Plant Near Pittsburgh Will Worsen Pollution and Stimulate Fracking

October 13, 2022

See where toxic PFAS have been used in Pennsylvania fracking wells


October 8, 2022

Fetterman and Oz at odds over natural gas, environmental concerns


October 7, 2022

Looking for answers: Residents await results of health studies


October 6, 2022

Public briefed on fracking health studies, despite no-show from Pitt, DOH


October 5, 2022

Washington County Community Meeting Updates Residents On PA Health & Environment Studies, Discusses Health Impacts Of Shale Gas Development


October 2, 2022

What the Shell cracker plant looks like: The visible and invisible


September 30, 2022

Environmental groups preparing for production at Shell’s cracker plant

September 2, 2022

DEP Hears Concerns Over Evaporator at Landfill that Processes Frack Waste


August 24, 2022

Air quality study finds minimal issues in Ligonier Valley


August 4, 2022

How Colorado is preventing PFAS contamination from the oil and gas industry


July 29, 2022

Leaving Beaver County As Shell’s Ethane Cracker Sets To Open

July 25, 2022

Environmental Health Project: PA’s Natural Gas Boom - What Went Wrong? Why Does It Matter? What Can We Do Better To Protect Public Health?

July 21, 2022

Group: Pennsylvania should prioritize public health over gas drilling

June 8, 2022

In Ohio, researchers find EPA data doesn’t tell the whole story on fracking pollution

June 7, 2022

PA Environmental Leaders, State Senators Discuss the Failure of Shale Gas Policies and Negative Public Health Impacts of Industry


June 7, 2022

Senate Hearing: Body Of Evidence Is 'Large, Growing,’ ‘Consistent’ And 'Compelling' That Shale Gas Development Is Having A Negative Impact On Public Health; PA Must Act

June 3, 2022

Residents and professionals urge PA state legislators to take action against fracking

June 3, 2022

Senate Dems Discuss Shale Gas Policies and Public Health Impacts

June 2, 2022

Local residents, advocates decry health impacts of natural gas drilling

May 26, 2022

Community-Led Science Uncovers High Air Pollution From Fracking in Ohio County

May 26, 2022

The war in Ukraine may ramp up pollution in US oil and gas communities

May 16, 2022

Community methane monitoring fills gaps left by EPA

April 27, 2022

Opponents of Newark power plant far outnumber supporters, at least in public

April 25, 2022

Opinion: Independence from oil will bring “energy independence” from Russia

April 14, 2022

Public health in Pennsylvania ignored during fracking rush: Report

February 24, 2022

Group Highlights Economic And Public Health Costs Of Fracking

January 11, 2022

Living Closer to Oil and Gas Drilling Linked to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications, New Study Finds

December 31, 2021

Climate Connection

December 31, 2021

A legacy of environmental advocacy

December 31, 2021

Industry ills

December 17, 2021

Climate Health Is Human Health

December 10, 2021

Beaver County ‘preparing for petrochemicals’ as Shell cracker plant nears completion

August 2, 2021

“A Permanent Reactor” Fracking’s Radioactive Health Threat to Ohio Will Last 1,600 Years Without Action

July 26, 2021

New air monitors will provide insight for health, tourism, industry in the Valley

July 21, 2021

Monitors to provide data on air quality in the valley…

July 12, 2021

E.P.A. Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking a Decade Ago, New Files Show…


March 23, 2021

Evidence of Fracking Chemicals Found in Bodies of Pennsylvania Children…

March 05, 2021

Groups want fracking waste included in Pa. health study…

March 02, 2021

When the Kids Started Getting Sick

March 01, 2021

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking…


October 26, 2020

In Pennsylvania, fracking debate triggers political tremors…

October 02, 2020

CPV foe: Emissions hurt crows, trees and people…

September 30, 2020

More gas wells linked to more symptoms in Pennsylvania residents…


July 21, 2020

ReImagine Appalachia seeks greener, more economically and racially just region…

July 13, 2020

Damning report on Pa.’s failure to protect residents from fracking unlikely to result in major reform…

July 09, 2020

Group hopes Grand Jury report will put health at center of fracking debate…


July 03, 2020

Pennsylvania gas industry, environmentalists clash over grand jury report on drilling oversight…


June 27, 2020

‘I’m just so angry’: Residents welcome grand jury report slamming Pa. oversight of fracking industry…


June 25, 2020

Pennsylvania’s attorney general releases scathing grand jury report on fracking industry, state regulators…

October 07, 2019

Health officials' claim of no cancer cluster angers Canon-McMillan crowd…

October 07, 2019

Department of Health explains cancer cluster results; parents, concerned groups call on Gov. Wolf, DOH to investigate cancers…

October 07, 2019

Is pollution causing childhood cancers in Canon-McMillan?…


September 12, 2019

Environmental Groups Continue Push to Investigate Link to Fracking and Childhood Cancer…


September 12, 2019

Concerned Citizens Attend Meeting About Health and Environmental Concerns Related to Fracking…


September 12, 2019

Childhood Cancers in the Canon-McMillan School District Prompt a Series of Public Meetings…


September 12, 2019

Residents Gather at Meeting About Impacts of Fracking…


July 28, 2019

DEP urged to close ‘loopholes’ in new regulation on VOCs and methane…

June 19, 2019

Calls for More Research, Drilling Concerns at Front of Minds During Community Meeting…

June 18, 2019

Panel Urges Studies to Pin Down Cause of Childhood Cancers in Region…

October 17, 2018

Activists Blast Compressor Study


September 28, 2018

Judge Should Have Recused Himself in Fracking Decision…


August 28, 2018

Infrared Camera Reveals Huge Oil & Gas Air Pollution Plume Near Erie Homes…

July 30, 2018

Health & Safety of People, Wildlife, Vegetation, Trees, Air, & Water - Now and for Decades to Come - is at Risk.…

January 04, 2018

The Biggest Environmental Stories of 2017…


December 29, 2017

Potential Danger Blowin’ in the North Salem Wind?…

December 26, 2017

Pittsburgh has Glaring Environmental Problems. So Why the Greenwashing?…


November 15, 2017

Experts: Borger Station Expansion Could Have Health Risks…

November 15, 2017

"The Public has a Right to Know": Fracking Companies Don't Have to Disclose Chemicals Linked to Health Concerns…

October 18, 2017

John Wells: Dominion Shouldn't Get Permit for Cove Point


May 24, 2017

Don’t Do It, Scotland: Fracking Warnings from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2017

Registry Will Study Health Impact from Living Near Shale Gas Wells…


April 12, 2017

Penn-Trafford Schools Reject Air Monitoring Offer from Anti-Fracking Group…

April 12, 2017

Penn-Trafford Schools Reject Air Monitoring Offer from Anti-Fracking Group…

April 04, 2017

Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project Tracks Fracking-Related Illnesses with New Registry…

April 04, 2017

The Shale Gas & Oil Health Registry: A Collective Step to Track the Impacts of Fracking

March 28, 2017

Report shows Pennsylvania Fracking Companies Paying Few Fines for Environmental Infractions…


February 27, 2017

Health Industry Makes Plea to Gas Drilling Lobby to Embrace Methane Controls…

December 15, 2016

How One Resident Near Fracking Got the EPA to Pay Attention to Her Air Quality…


December 06, 2016

Fort Cherry Holds Vote Over Air-Quality Test Proposals…


November 30, 2016

EPA's Late Changes to Fracking Study Downplay Risk of Drinking Water Pollution…


October 02, 2016

Court Ruling Leaves Holes in Pennsylvania Drilling Law…

September 28, 2016

Range Marcellus Pad Approved Near Fort Cherry Schools…

September 28, 2016

Council Hears Concerns About Gas, Oil Drilling…

August 14, 2016

Compressor Stations are a New Flashpoint in the Debate Over Natural Gas Extraction…

July 03, 2016

W.Pa. Residents Find Various Ways to Show Their Love of Country

June 23, 2016

'It Just Ruined Everything - the Whole Life'…


June 22, 2016

People Near Wyoming Fracking Town Show Elevated Levels of Toxic Chemicals…


May 13, 2016

Pair Raising Awareness About Drilling…

April 28, 2016

Will Pennsylvania Cut Oil & Gas Air Pollution?


April 07, 2016

Toxic Secrets: Companies Exploit Weak US Chemical Rules To Hide Fracking Risks…

April 06, 2016

‘The Monster of Minisink,’ a Cautionary Tale…

April 06, 2016

Public Health Campaigners Renew Call for Fracking Health Registry…

March 12, 2016

Brine Used on Local Roads Isn't Fracking Byproduct…


March 09, 2016

The Fracked Gas Power Plant That Could Put New York City Underwater…

February 27, 2016

Shale Health Registry in Works…

February 18, 2016

What Will Be the Health Impact of 100+ Days of Exposure to California's Methane Leak?…


February 12, 2016

League of Women Voters Examines Health Issues Related to Shale Drilling…


January 31, 2016

Residents Encouraged to Conduct Air Tests Near Pipeline Compressor Site Before Construction…

January 27, 2016

Researchers to Present Health Hazard Findings Regarding Pipeline Stations…

December 11, 2015

How to Measure Indoor Air Pollution


November 24, 2015

Drilling, Emergency Preparedness, & Public Engagement

October 21, 2015

PennEnvironment Releases Report on fracking Near Schools, Nursing Homes and Hospitals…


October 20, 2015

Research Center Releases Report on Proximity of Fracking Operations to Vulnerable Population, New Coalition Launched…


August 01, 2015

Gas Compressors and Nose Bleeds

July 15, 2015

Parents Protest Fracking Near Schools…

June 24, 2015

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania Records Shed Light on Shale-Related Health Concerns…


May 20, 2015

Inside Climate News: In Heavily Fracked Ohio County, Unsafe Levels of Toxic Pollutants…


May 12, 2015

Observer-Reporter: McMurray Group Pushes for Fracking Health Registry


April 29, 2015

Observer-Reporter: Dozens Comment on Drilling Regulations at Washington & Jefferson College


February 20, 2015

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Fracking Application Under Review in Penn Township…

December 18, 2014

Baltimore Fishbowl: Fracking’s Air Pollution: Disgusting, Toxic and Legal

Wilkes Barre Times-Leader: Senators Ask How to Address Fracking-Related Health Issues

August 15, 2014

From the Styx: SWPA-EHP: A Model for Fracking States…

July 19, 2014

Observer-Reporter: Air Monitors Provided to Residents Near Marcellus Sites…


April 30, 2014

PublicSource: With No Health Registry, PA Doesn’t Know the Impact of Fracking on Health: Other Studies are Underfunded…

April 28, 2014

New Castle News: Dangers of Fracking the topic at Villa Maria…

April 27, 2014

Al Jazeera America: Texas: When Fracking Comes to Town


April 03, 2014

The Center for Public Integrity: Air Monitoring in Fracking Areas Fails to Detect Spikes in Toxic Emissions, New Study Says…


April 01, 2014

ProPublica: In Fracking Fight, a Worry about how Best to Measure Health Threats…

March 19, 2014

El Universale (in Spanish): NGO’s Address Health Impact of Extraction of “Shale Gas”…

February 22, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Act 13 ruling Buoys Residents near Trax Farm Gas Well: Union Township Homeowners Want More Local Control…

September 27, 2013

Observer-Reporter: Study: Gas Wells Leave People “Vulnerable” to Health Hazards

August 25, 2013

The Washington Post: Fracking Health Study Provides Numbers for the Debate…


May 04, 2013

The Times-Tribune: PA House Democrats Seek More Drilling Safeguards…

May 02, 2013

The Nation: The Downwinders: Fracking Ourselves to Death in Pennsylvania

March 09, 2013

Albany Times Union: Assessing the Health Risks of Fracking…

February 13, 2013

News@Fairfield: EHP’s Dr. David Brown wins the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Vision Award,26810,en.html


November 13, 2012

Marcellus Outreach Butler: An Urgent Call to Action from David Brown…

September 24, 2012

Climate Howard Blog: Days of Fracking Rage

September 02, 2012

The Times Tribune: Studies on Impact of Drilling Seek Funds…


May 15, 2012

NPR: Sick From Fracking? Doctors, Patients Seek Answers…

April 11, 2012

AP: Docs say Drilling Law Hurts Health…


March 19, 2012

Breaking Energy Blog: Center Seeks To Shed Light On Fracking And Health…


February 24, 2012

Nonprofit Quarterly: Nonprofit to Work With the “Canaries” in the Shale Mine…

February 21, 2012

FracTracker: Shale Health Office Available for Southwest PA Residents…


February 21, 2012

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: First-ever shale health office opens: Nonprofit program to assess effects of rampant gas development


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