Familiar Flaws Invalidate Research Team’s Latest Attempt to Link Fracking to Health Issues

A new study released Tuesday purports to find “the first evidence that chemicals found in ground water near fracking sites can impair the immune system.” Importantly, the report’s alarmist topline finding is not based on water samples taken near fracking sites or fracking fluid itself. Instead, it’s based on the evaluation of baby mice whose mothers were continuously exposed to a concoction of 23 “fracking chemicals” at extremely high concentrations during pregnancy.
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Calling out the McKenzie Media Playbook

Give credit where credit is due — University of Colorado Public Health professor Lisa McKenzie must be moonlighting as a public relations professor/professional given that she sure knows how to work the earned media front, releasing reports that achieve one scary, fear-mongering headline after the other. In fact, we’ve seen …
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Rolling Stone’s Latest Anti-Fracking Report is Hilariously Awful

It’s been said many times before, but bears repeating: Rolling Stone really should stick to music. The once revered rock magazine sustained another hard news fail this week with an article that claims a “new” and “authoritative study” proves “fracking is contaminating the air and water – and imperiling the …
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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