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A recent syndicated column appearing in newspapers around the country provides the latest example of relying on fear-mongering tactics – instead of facts – when talking about fracking and health concerns. An “Ask the Doctor” column written by two doctors, Eve Glazier and Elizabeth Ko, purportedly responds to a reader …

The Colorado Department of Public and Environment and Pennsylvania Department of Health recently teamed up to analyze studies claiming to link health impacts to oil and natural gas development. What they found is in line with similar analyses: There is  “insufficient weight of evidence” to link living near oil and …

The activist who wrote a 2012 memo encouraging anti-fracking groups to connect health problems and fracking even when no evidence existed to support the claims recently co-authored a report admitting that the vast majority of scientific research shows no harmful air pollutants near oil and natural gas sites. As the …

Two years of data recorded around Marcellus Shale development near a school in Pennsylvania show the operations “do not pose any acute or chronic health concerns” and have not impacted air quality in the surrounding area, according to a comprehensive study released this week. The analysis by researchers at Boston-based …

A literature review of studies that have unsuccessfully attempted to show fracking is negatively impacting health is getting some media attention based on its claim that air quality monitoring and modeling may not capture the full picture of oil and gas development impacts. And despite the authors’ best efforts to …

Lower heating costs – brought on by increased natural gas production from the shale revolution – reduced winter mortality rates from 2000 to 2010, according to a new National Bureau of Economic Research paper. As the NBER paper explains, “We find that lower heating prices reduce mortality in winter months. …

The latest attempt by researchers to portray natural gas development as harmful to public health fails in its efforts to show hospitalization rates increased with shale drilling in Pennsylvania, pushing instead an unexplained and loosely based connection to cases of urinary and skin diseases in unspecified Marcellus Shale counties. In a …

University of Colorado Public Health professor Lisa McKenzie’s latest attempt to connect oil and natural gas development to health risks – this time involving precursors to cardiovascular disease – produces the same results as her team’s previous research: a failure to actually link fracking to these issues despite what media …

“Keep It In the Ground” activists continue to focus on quantity rather than quality when it comes to research linking shale development to alleged public health impacts. As EID has noted before, a vast majority of the studies cited by activists not only lack measurement and exposure data needed to …

PennEnvironment — a “Keep It In the Ground” group that has never been shy about misleading the public — is up to its old tricks with its alarmist new air quality report entitled “Trouble In the Air.” Dismissing the dramatic air quality improvements achieved in the United States over the …

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