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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.

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 …

Ahead of Earth Day, an Energy In Depth review of the latest government data shows that U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide and three air pollutants responsible for millions of deaths worldwide have significantly declined since the shale revolution began. This is a trend that multiple reputable third parties agree can …

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 …

A new report released today by Energy In Depth (EID) aims to insert facts and key information into the policy discussion centered this week around a legislative proposal to restrict oil and gas development in Colorado. The report examines public health data points and highlights analysis conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), which show positive health indicator trends and low-risk air sample readings that stand in stark contrast to claims made by activists opposed to the state’s oil and gas industry.

A group of researchers whose previous flawed work claimed exposure to fracking fluid causes low sperm counts and ovarian follicle problems in mice has released yet another study claiming to find a link to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in fracking fluid and potential health problems. This latest study has a new and much more foreboding topline conclusion than the team’s other recent efforts — claiming “exposure to chemicals used during fracking may cause pre-cancerous lesions in mice” — but it is based on the same old flawed methodology and assumptions the researchers have repeatedly employed

*Update* December 19, 2017: Susan Mickley, MPH joins Inside Shale News host, Kyle Wiggs, to discuss the new report on mortality rates in the Marcellus. Listen in here at about the three minute mark to learn more about that report from the author or you can download the audio here: Inside …

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.

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.

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.