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Fracking Health

Fracking Fluid Contains A Stew Of Known Toxic Chemicals -- And That May Not Be The Worst Of It

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

Arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde, lead and mercury are among more than 200 toxins found in fracking fluids and wastewater that may pose serious risks t...

Chemicals Found At Fracking Sites Linked To Cancer, Says New Study

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and a slew of other health problems have been found in water samples collected at and near ...

Fracking Study Results Likely Years Off

AP | By MARY ESCH | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A health study cited by leading environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as pivotal in helping persuade Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hold ...

Cuomo Reportedly Changes Course On Fracking After RFK Jr. Calls

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came as close as he ever has to approving fracking last month, laying out a limited drilling plan for...

$1 Million Grant To Study Fracking Health Impacts

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania health company says it has gotten a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on...

Fracking, Health and Our Chemical History

Michael Green | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Michael Green

Though fracking companies keep their chemical use secret, a 2011 study identified more than 600 chemicals used in fracking. We urged New York Governor Cuomo to put profits ahead of our health and environment by maintaining the moratorium on fracking.

Fracking Companies Seek Exemption From Democracy

Scott Edwards | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
Scott Edwards

Each day brings new, irrefutable evidence that fracking is poisoning our communities. But the ban on fracking in Longmont, Colo. was nothing short of heroic given the massive amounts of money thrown about by the oil and gas industry leading up to the November vote.

RFK Jr: Fox News Has Divided Country In A Way Not Seen Since Civil War

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Media

Robert F. Kennedy Jr told HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps in an interview Friday that he believes conservative media outlets such as Fox News are damagi...

Lynne Peeples

Further Fracking Fears: Sand May Threaten Health For Drillers, Communities | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green

The first time Bill Ferullo saw the white plumes drifting from a natural gas fracking site, he got out of his car to take pictures. "I didn't know ...

NY To Review Fracking Health Impacts Before Lifting Moratorium

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's health commissioner and "qualified outside experts" will review the health impacts of shale gas drilling before a mor...

Seeking Fracking Health Facts

AP | BY KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- Some people are absolutely sure gas drilling threatens public health, while others are absolutely sure it doesn't. Geisinger Health Sys...

NY Calls For Fracking Health Study

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Environmental and health groups are praising the New York State Assembly for including an independent health impact study of hyd...

Fixing A 'Gaping Hole' In Fracking

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 04.23.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A nonprofit group has opened an office in western Pennsylvania to help the public with health concerns over Marcellus Shale gas dr...

CDC Scientist: More Tests Needed To Determine Gas Drilling Impact On Health

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.05.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- One of the government's top scientists says much more research is needed to determine the possible impacts of shale gas drilling on huma...

Gasland: Will New York Be the Next Casualty of the Halliburton Loophole?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Though natural gas is marketed as the "safe" energy source compared with coal, according to an EWG report, a single well contains chemicals sufficient to "contaminate over 100 billion gallons of water."