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July 21, 2021

Monitors to provide data on air quality in the valley

https://www.facebook.com/116003413588209/photos/a.142131997642017/33165395202315…

July 12, 2021

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/12/climate/epa-pfas-fracking-forever-chemicals.h…

 

March 23, 2021

Evidence of Fracking Chemicals Found in Bodies of Pennsylvania Children

https://truthout.org/articles/evidence-of-fracking-chemicals-found-in-bodies-of-…

March 05, 2021

Groups want fracking waste included in Pa. health study

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2021/03/05/groups-want-fracking-waste-i…

March 02, 2021

When the Kids Started Getting Sick

https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/when-the-kids-started-getting-sick

March 01, 2021

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

https://www.ehn.org/fractured-series-on-fracking-pollution-2650624600/fractured-…

 

October 26, 2020

In Pennsylvania, fracking debate triggers political tremors

https://news.yahoo.com/pennsylvania-fracking-debate-triggers-political-024828436…

October 02, 2020

CPV foe: Emissions hurt crows, trees and people

https://www.recordonline.com/story/news/local/port-jervis/2020/10/02/cpv-foe-emi…

September 30, 2020

More gas wells linked to more symptoms in Pennsylvania residents

https://eos.org/articles/more-gas-wells-linked-to-more-symptoms-in-pennsylvania-…

 

July 21, 2020

ReImagine Appalachia seeks greener, more economically and racially just region

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2020/07/21/reimagine-appalachia-new-…

July 13, 2020

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

https://www.spotlightpa.org/news/2020/07/fracking-pennsylvania-health-environmen…

July 09, 2020

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

https://www.alleghenyfront.org/group-hopes-grand-jury-report-will-put-health-at-…

 

July 03, 2020

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

https://www.thecentersquare.com/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-gas-industry-environme…

 

June 27, 2020

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

https://triblive.com/local/regional/im-just-so-angry-residents-welcome-grand-jur…

 

June 25, 2020

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

https://www.inquirer.com/science/pennsylvania-fracking-hydraulic-fracturing-atto…

October 07, 2019

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

https://www.post-gazette.com/local/washington/2019/10/07/Canon-mcmillan-ewing-sa…

October 07, 2019

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

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/department-of-health-explains-cance…

October 07, 2019

Is pollution causing childhood cancers in Canon-McMillan?

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/10/07/pollution-Ewing-sarcoma-Depa…

 

September 12, 2019

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

https://www.wtae.com/article/environmental-groups-continue-push-to-investigate-l…

 

September 12, 2019

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

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/09/12/community-meeting-washington-fracking…

 

September 12, 2019

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

https://www.post-gazette.com/local/washington/2019/09/12/Childhood-cancers-in-th…

 

September 12, 2019

Residents Gather at Meeting About Impacts of Fracking

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/residents-gather-at-meeting-about-i…

 

July 28, 2019

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

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2020/07/28/dep-urged-to-close-loopholes…

June 19, 2019

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

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/calls-for-more-research-drilling-co…

June 18, 2019

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

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/06/18/childhood-cancer-Ewing-sarco…

October 17, 2018

Activists Blast Compressor Study

https://riverreporter.com/news/activists-blast-compressor-study

 

September 28, 2018

Judge Should Have Recused Himself in Fracking Decision

https://www.register-herald.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/judge-should-have-…

 

August 28, 2018

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

https://earthworks.org/media-releases/infrared-camera-reveals-huge-oil-gas-air-p…

July 30, 2018

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

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/east-brunswick/articles/health-and-safety-of-peopl…

January 04, 2018

The Biggest Environmental Stories of 2017

https://www.ithaca.com/news/the-biggest-environmental-stories-of/article_e642e55…

 

December 29, 2017

Potential Danger Blowin’ in the North Salem Wind?

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/north-salem/articles/potential-danger-blowin-in-th…

December 26, 2017

Pittsburgh has Glaring Environmental Problems. So Why the Greenwashing?

https://www.publicsource.org/pittsburgh-has-glaring-environmental-problems-so-wh…

 

November 15, 2017

Experts: Borger Station Expansion Could Have Health Risks

https://www.ithaca.com/news/experts-borger-station-expansion-could-have-health-r…

November 15, 2017

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

https://www.marketplace.org/2017/11/15/sustainability/epas-legalized-suppression…

October 18, 2017

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

https://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/ac-ce-column-wells-20171017-story.html

 

May 24, 2017

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

https://theferret.scot/dont-scotland-fracking-warning-pennsylvania/

May 01, 2017

Registry Will Study Health Impact from Living Near Shale Gas Wells

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2017/05/01/Registry-will-study…

 

April 12, 2017

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

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/12185666-74/penn-trafford-schools-reject…

April 12, 2017

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

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/12185666-74/penn-trafford-schools-reject…

April 04, 2017

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

https://www.nextpittsburgh.com/environment/southwest-pennsylvania-environmental-…

April 04, 2017

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

https://www.fractracker.org/2017/04/the-shale-gas-oil-health-registry/

March 28, 2017

Report shows Pennsylvania Fracking Companies Paying Few Fines for Environmental Infractions

https://www.pghcitypaper.com/Blogh/archives/2017/03/28/report-shows-pennsylvania…

 

February 27, 2017

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

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2017/02/27/health-industry-mak…

December 15, 2016

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

https://www.publicsource.org/how-one-resident-near-fracking-got-the-epa-to-pay-a…

 

December 06, 2016

Fort Cherry Holds Vote Over Air-Quality Test Proposals

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/fort-cherry-holds-vote-over-air-qua…

 

November 30, 2016

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

https://www.marketplace.org/2016/11/29/world/epa-s-late-changes-fracking-study-p…

 

October 02, 2016

Court Ruling Leaves Holes in Pennsylvania Drilling Law

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2016/10/02/Court-ruling-leaves…

September 28, 2016

Range Marcellus Pad Approved Near Fort Cherry Schools

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/range-marcellus-pad-approved-near-f…

September 28, 2016

Council Hears Concerns About Gas, Oil Drilling

https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/council-hears-concerns-about-gas-oi…

August 14, 2016

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

https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-08-14/compressor-stations-are-new-flashpoint-de…

July 03, 2016

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

https://triblive.com/news/allegheny/10676322-74/flags-chepanoske-patriotism

June 23, 2016

'It Just Ruined Everything - the Whole Life'

https://publicintegrity.org/environment/it-just-ruined-everything-the-whole-life…

 

June 22, 2016

People Near Wyoming Fracking Town Show Elevated Levels of Toxic Chemicals

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22062016/study-finds-toxic-oil-and-gas-chemic…

 

May 13, 2016

Pair Raising Awareness About Drilling

https://www.sharonherald.com/news/business/pair-raising-awareness-about-drilling…

April 28, 2016

Will Pennsylvania Cut Oil & Gas Air Pollution?

https://earthworks.org/blog/will_pennsylvania_cut_oil_gas_air_pollution/

 

April 07, 2016

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

http://www.pfpi.net/toxic-secrets-companies-exploit-weak-us-chemical-rules-to-hi…

April 06, 2016

‘The Monster of Minisink,’ a Cautionary Tale

https://www.recorder.com/Opinion/Columns/-The-Monster-of-Minisink---a-cautionary…

April 06, 2016

Public Health Campaigners Renew Call for Fracking Health Registry

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2016/04/06/public-health-campaigners-re…

March 12, 2016

Brine Used on Local Roads Isn't Fracking Byproduct

https://www.alliednews.com/news/local_news/brine-used-on-local-roads-isn-t-frack…

 

March 09, 2016

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

https://www.ecowatch.com/the-fracked-gas-power-plant-that-could-put-new-york-cit…

February 27, 2016

Shale Health Registry in Works

https://www.alliednews.com/news/shale-health-registry-in-works/article_f4f30b99-…

February 18, 2016

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

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17022016/health-impacts-aliso-canyon-porter-r…

 

February 12, 2016

League of Women Voters Examines Health Issues Related to Shale Drilling

https://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/local_news/league-of-women-voters-examines…

 

January 31, 2016

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

https://goinggreen.recorder.com/2016/01/31/residents-encouraged-to-conduct-air-t…

January 27, 2016

Researchers to Present Health Hazard Findings Regarding Pipeline Stations

https://goinggreen.recorder.com/2016/01/27/researchers-to-present-health-hazard-…

December 11, 2015

How to Measure Indoor Air Pollution

https://www.utne.com/environment/indoor-air-pollution-ze0z1512zbay

 

November 24, 2015

Drilling, Emergency Preparedness, & Public Engagement

https://www.fractracker.org/2015/11/emergency-preparedness/

October 21, 2015

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

https://www.pghcitypaper.com/Blogh/archives/2015/10/21/pennenvironment-releases-…

 

October 20, 2015

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

https://www.timesleader.com/news/490030/research-center-releases-report-on-proxi…

 

August 01, 2015

Gas Compressors and Nose Bleeds

https://www.utne.com/environment/gas-compressors-and-nose-bleeds-zm0z15fzsau

July 15, 2015

Parents Protest Fracking Near Schools

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2015/07/15/parents-protest-fracking-nea…

June 29, 2015

Fracking Poses Threats to Public Health, Say Experts

https://appalachianchronicle.com/2015/06/29/fracking-poses-threats-to-public-hea…

June 24, 2015

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

http://powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/home-powersource/2015/06/24/Shal…

 

May 20, 2015

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

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/19052015/heavily-fracked-ohio-county-unsafe-le…

 

May 12, 2015

Observer-Reporter: McMurray Group Pushes for Fracking Health Registry

http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150512/NEWS01/150519857

 

April 29, 2015

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

http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150429/NEWS01/150429282

 

March 02, 2015

The Dallas Morning News: Studies Explore Concerns About Natural-Gas Production and Health

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20150302-studies-casting-light-on-natural-g…

February 20, 2015

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

http://powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2015/02/20/Fr…

December 18, 2014

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

http://www.baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/frackings-air-pollution-disgusting-toxi…

November 11, 2014

Observer-Reporter: Yale Study Shows Potential Link Between Health Ailments, Gas Wells

http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20140911/NEWS01/140919876

 

October 01, 2014

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

http://timesleader.com/archive/237085

August 15, 2014

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

https://fromthestyx.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/swpa-ehp-a-model-for-fracking-state…

July 19, 2014

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

http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20140719/NEWS080101/140719418#.VC7ck_ld…

 

April 30, 2014

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

http://publicsource.org/investigations/with-no-health-registry-pa-doesn-t-know-i…

April 28, 2014

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

http://www.ncnewsonline.com/opinion/dangers-of-fracking-the-topic-at-villa-maria…

April 27, 2014

Al Jazeera America: Texas: When Fracking Comes to Town

http://america.aljazeera.com/features/2014/4/texas-when-frackingcomestotown.html

 

April 03, 2014

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

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/04/03/14514/air-monitoring-fracking-areas-fa…

 

April 01, 2014

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

http://www.propublica.org/article/in-fracking-fight-a-worry-about-how-best-to-me…

March 19, 2014

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

http://archivo.eluniversal.com.mx/finanzas-cartera/2014/impreso/revisar-impacto-…

February 22, 2014

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

http://powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/features-powersource/2014/02/23/…

September 27, 2013

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

http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20130924/NEWS01/130929675#.UkWx3o3ahOd

September 09, 2013

AccuWeather.com: Understanding Fracking: Arguments for and Against Natural Gas Extraction

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/fracking-environmental-health/1744422…

August 28, 2013

Ohio.com: New York Group Weighs in on Pennsylvania Health Study

http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/new-york-group-weig…

August 25, 2013

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fracking-health-study-pro…

 

May 04, 2013

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

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/house-democrats-seek-more-drilling-safeguards-1…

May 02, 2013

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

http://www.thenation.com/article/fracking-ourselves-death-pennsylvania/

April 06, 2013

Tribune Chronicle: Environmentalists Raise Fracking Concerns

http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/585699/

April 02, 2013

Eco Watch: Organic Farmers Struggle to Protect Land from Encroaching Fracking

http://www.nationofchange.org/organic-farmers-struggle-protect-land-encroaching-…

March 09, 2013

Albany Times Union: Assessing the Health Risks of Fracking

http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Assessing-the-risks-of-fracking-434259…

February 13, 2013

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

http://news.fairfield.edu/TopStories/TopStoryHeadline,26810,en.html

 

November 13, 2012

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

http://www.marcellusoutreachbutler.org/mob-blog/an-urgent-call-to-action-from-da…

October 17, 2012

EcoWatch: Top 20 Health Concerns Related to Fracking

http://ecowatch.com/2012/10/17/top-20-health-fracking-concerns/

October 04, 2012

Ecocentric: Heroic Endeavor: NRDC Community Fracking Defense Project

http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/1325/heroic-endeavor-nrdc-community-fracking-defe…

September 24, 2012

Climate Howard Blog: Days of Fracking Rage

https://climatehoward.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/days-of-fracking-rage/

 

September 21, 2012

Newsworks: In Philly symposium, experts debate health effects of fracking

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/44596-in-philly-symposi…

September 02, 2012

The Times Tribune: Studies on Impact of Drilling Seek Funds

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/gas-drilling/studies-on-impact-of-drilling-seek…

 

August 01, 2012

NEOCOM Reporter: Unconventional Gas Extraction Threats

http://necoem.org/documents/V2_35.pdf

 

May 15, 2012

NPR: Sick From Fracking? Doctors, Patients Seek Answers

http://www.npr.org/2012/05/15/152268475/sick-from-fracking-doctors-patients-seek…

April 11, 2012

AP: Docs say Drilling Law Hurts Health

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/11/ap-enterprise-docs-say-drilling-law-hurts-h…

 

March 19, 2012

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

http://breakingenergy.com/2012/03/19/center-seeks-to-shed-light-on-fracking-and-…

March 09, 2012

DC Bureau: Cuomo and Corbett Ignore Health Concerns from Gas Fracking

http://www.dcbureau.org/201203097069/natural-resources-news-service/cuomo-and-co…

 

February 24, 2012

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

http://nonprofitquarterly.org/2012/02/24/nonprofit-to-work-with-the-canaries-in-…

February 21, 2012

FracTracker: Shale Health Office Available for Southwest PA Residents

http://www.fractracker.org/2012/02/shale-health-office-available-for-southwest-p…

 

February 21, 2012

NRDC Switchboard Blog: New Pennsylvania group leading the way in first-of-its-kind health care for oil and gas communities

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/amall/new_pennsylvanie_group_leading.html

 

February 21, 2012

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

http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/12052/1211615-113-0.stm

 

Expert Urges Commissioners to Help Fund NEXUS Testing

http://www.medina-gazette.com/News/2017/12/13/Expert-urges-commissioners-to-help…