*UPDATE* Six Flaws in a New Report Trying to Link Fracking to Infant Health Issues

A new study claiming to link infant health problems with oil and natural gas development is riddled with contradictory data and other flaws, raising questions about whether the authors oversold its findings to the press.
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New Report Finds Marcellus Shale Development Unrelated to Pa. Mortality Rates

Mortality rates in the six Pennsylvania counties with the most Marcellus Shale development have declined or remained stable since shale production began in the region, according to a new Energy In Depth-commissioned report.
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NAACP Report Attacking Oil and Gas Based on Repackaged Anti-Energy Talking Points

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Medical Association recently released a joint report with the environmental group Clean Air Task Force (CATF) that purports “for the first time” to demonstrate how air pollution from oil and natural gas facilities disproportionately impacts African American communities. Although it was promoted as a “new” report, it is actually just the latest iteration of CATF’s thoroughly debunked “Fossil Fumes” and “Gasping for Breath” reports (see previous EID debunks here, here, here, here and here) that have been repackaged numerous times to focus on different segments of the population.
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Health 101

Did you know that study after study has found that - thanks to our increased use of natural gas brought about by shale production - air emissions across the United States have plummeted?

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Fracking and Health: Headlines vs. Reality