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Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is the process of injecting a mixture of liquid, sand, and chemicals into rocks deep below the Earth’s surface in order to release oil and natural gas. You may know that the chemicals used in fracking can contaminate groundwater and that fracking has been linked to earthquake activity, but did you …

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If campaign contributions don’t actually buy the votes of legislators, at least they will get your voice heard when a key issue arises. That’s certainly been the case for the natural gas industry’s recent influence on Harrisburg’s political class. Big energy companies have been key donors throughout Gov. Tom Corbett’s political career, and they have …

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What happens next if your close friend or relative has been killed in a fracking accident? It’s a very real possibility. Last year was a peak year for fatal accidents in the energy industry. Numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the death rate for oil and gas workers is more than seven …

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No doubt you have been following in the news all the recent accusations that big energy companies have been cheating Pennsylvania landowners out of fracking royalties. If you haven’t had the time to pay close attention, here’s a quick summary: Big energy corporations bought rights to extract natural gas from beneath land owned by Pennsylvania …

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Hydraulic Fracturing in Bradford co. PA.

Last month, a new study found that drinking water wells in parts of Pennsylvania and New York were six times more likely to be contaminated if they were located near fracking sites. The study released by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at homes in northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York. According …

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72 adults from Bradford County, Pennsylvania recently participated in an important fracking study. The study, which was presented at the American Occupational Health Conference in Orlando, found that people who live near fracking sites are concerned that their health problems are related to fracking. Specifically, the study asked 29 questions of the 72 adults who …

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A new study conducted by the Congressional Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) indicates that fracking does have environmental and public health risks. However, the extent of those risks has not yet been determined. Some in the fracking industry are using the GAO report to conclude that fracking is safe and does not impact ground water. However, …

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Many of those in the fracking, or natural gas drilling industry, would have you believe that there are no serious health risks associated with the process. However, those who live and work near fracking sites are beginning to report common symptoms. Report symptoms include: • Trouble breathing. • Nausea. • Headaches. • Rashes. • Wheezing. …

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At the end of April, the Pennsylvania Department of Health indicated that it has received 30 complaints over the last year from people who claim that their health has been impacted by fracking or natural gas drilling. So far the agency has refused to disclose the nature of the complaints and details such as the …

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Part of the natural gas drilling, or fracking, law in Pennsylvania contains very specific provisions for physicians that has some doctors concerned. According to the law, a doctor who needs to know about chemicals used in the fracking process in order to diagnose or treat a patient must request that information in writing and sign …

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