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Shale Gas & Public Health:
Translating Science into Policy

A Public Health Summit Hosted by the Environmental Health Project

On February 22, 2022, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST, EHP hosted Shale Gas and Public Health: Translating Science into Policy. This virtual public health summit featured four expert speakers in the fields of child health and development, endocrine disruption, environmental economics, and environmental justice. Event resources are available below.

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Event Details

Beginning at 10 a.m., our first session highlighted the work and experience of our four guest speakers in their various areas of study and experience. Their informational presentations served to set the focus and tone for the day, providing essential background information on each topic area of child health and development, endocrine disruption, environmental economics, and environmental justice, followed by brief Q&A.

After a 30-minute break, Session Two began. Attendees were divided into the breakout groups they selected during registration for deeper conversations with their chosen guest speaker. Members of EHP's policy team co-lead these roundtable conversations to identify ideas and concerns.

After a 15-minute break, speakers and attendees reconvened for Session Three. This closing plenary panel, led by EHP Executive Director Alison Steele, served to recap and compare insights from the breakout discussions and addressed unanswered questions. Wrapping up the day with this final conversation, EHP aimed to define an effective approach for moving forward that weighed the competing needs of various stakeholders and considered the impacts of available courses of action.

Registrants for this event include individuals from the groups listed below.

Questions & More Information

Questions? Please contact us by email at or by phone at 724-260-5504.

This event was made possible by generous support from The Heinz Endowments, The 11th Hour Project, and The Madelon Global Health Foundation

350 Pittsburgh

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Alaska Community Action on Toxics

Albany County Legislature

Allegheny County Council

Allegheny Front

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

American Petroleum Institute

Appalachian Institute

The Battle of Homestead Foundation

Be The Change, Colorado

Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community

Better Path Coalition

Breathe Project

Carlow University

Carnegie Mellon University

Center for Coalfield Justice

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Citizens Climate Lobby

Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction

The City University of New York School of Public Health

Clark University

Clean Air Council

Clean Air Task Force

Cleveland Peace Action

Commission Shift

Community Partners in Asthma Care

Communities for Safe and Sustainable Energy

Concerned Health Professionals of New York

Concerned Health Professionals of Pennsylvania

Concerned Residents of West Deer

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Cornerstone Care, Inc.


Delaware Riverkeeper Network


Duquesne University

E&E News


Earthkeeper Health Resources


Energy Foundation

Environment & Human Health, Inc.

Environmental Data and Governance Initiative

Environmental Health News

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Erie County Department of Health

Equitable Origin

Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services

FracTracker Alliance

FreshWater Accountability Project

Food & Water Watch

Georgetown University

Grambling State University

Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP)

G-Town Radio

Guttman Realty

Habitat Media

Hackensack University Medical Center

Halt the Harm

Health Effects Institute

Healthy Gulf

Heinz Endowments

Hesperian Health Guides


JKLM Energy

League of Women Voters

Louisiana State University

Madelon Global Health

Marcellus Air

McCandless Town Council

Medical Assessments, LLC

Micah 6:8 Mission

Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health & the Environment

Moms Clean Air Force

Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE)

Northeastern University

Northern Health

NYPAN of the Southern Finger Lakes

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Ohio Health Project



Pennsylvania Department of Health

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light

Pennsylvania Medical Society

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General

Pennsylvania State Senate

The Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania Water Science Center

Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy

Pisces Foundation

Pittsburghers Against Single-Use Plastic (PASUP)
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Pittsburgh Public Radio
Protect PT

Putting Down Roots
Recovery International

Redeemer Community Parish
Robert Morris University
Science and Environmental Health Network
Science Communication Network
Sierra Club
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills
Sunrise Movement
Sustainable Warwick
Three Rivers Waterkeeper
U.S. Geological Survey

University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
Washington State Department of Ecology
West Virginia University
Women for a Healthy Environment
Yale University School of Public Health
YMCA of Greater San Antonio
Zero Waste, Washington

Registrants for this event included individuals from the groups listed below.

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