• Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction)

    The Compendium is a fully referenced compilation of the significant body of scientific, medical, and journalistic findings demonstrating risks and harms of fracking. Organized to be accessible to public officials, researchers, journalists, and the public at large, the Compendium succinctly summarizes key studies and other findings relevant to the ongoing public debate about unconventional methods […]

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  • New York Times on Governor Cuomo’s Ban on Fracking, Citing Health Risks

    Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State By THOMAS KAPLAN DEC. 17, 2014 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas. Fracking, as it is known, […]

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  • Why Fracking Must Be Banned | Breast Cancer Action

    Editor’s note: Sandra Steingraber is an acclaimed ecologist and author who explores the links between human rights and the environment, with a focus on chemical contamination. Sandra is actively working to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, across the United States, with a focus in New York and Pennsylvania. She has written extensively about the subject and […]

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  • Send Your Representatives “Gas Patch Roulette”

    Counter industry denial: Send your representatives Gas Patch Roulette   Earthworks released a new report last week, Gas Patch Roulette: How Shale Gas Development Risks Public Health.  The largest health investigation of its kind, Gas Patch Roulette couples pollution testing with reports from more than 100 people living in the shadow of Pennsylvania’s gas development. […]

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  • Report on Hydrofracturing: A Southern Illinois Perspective

    By Louise M. Cook Southern Illinois has a unique opportunity.  It is one of the first of the shale-bearing states to have a chance to see the track record of hydrofracturing for natural gas before it comes into the area. Other states with hydrofracturing, such as Pennsylvania, Wyoming, West Virginia, New York, and Texas, have […]

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  • Video: The Illinois Fracking Moratorium Movement

    Produced by Cindy Green. Did you know there are Illinois residents who are already affected by existing drilling and frack water disposal? Evanston Community Television | Click here to watch.

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  • New Report Confirms Fracking is Reckless « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

    A new report on shale resources and hydraulic fracturing from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)—an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress—concludes that fracking poses serious risks to health and the environment. The report, which reviewed studies from state agencies overseeing fracking as well as scientific reports, found that the extent of the risks has […]

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  • List of the Harmed | Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air

    The following is an ever-growing list of the individuals and families that have been harmed by fracking or shale gas production in the US. Should you encounter any issues misinformation, broken links, etc. or if you are/know someone who should be added to this list, please contact us at pacwainfo@gmail.com via List of the Harmed […]

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  • NRDC: More Research Needed to Understand Health Risks of Fracking

    Frances Beinecke: More Research Needed to Understand Health Risks of Fracking. A few weeks ago I went to Linda and David Headley’s farm in Smithville, Pennsylvania to talk about what it’s like to live next door to natural gas drilling. The Headley’s house was packed with people who have drill pads and wastewater pits in […]

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