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A new study published in the journal Science examined links between fracking in the United States and possible impacts on surface water, and a close look at the findings shows the authors did not make a such substantial connection and repeatedly acknowledged they had limited evidence to back up any …

Harvard University researchers are painting a misleading picture of their recent study’s findings on mortalities and health care costs resulting from the combustion of fuel sources to provide energy. The study, which compares particulate matter (PM 2.5) emissions impacts from various uses of coal, natural gas, oil and biomass, has …

An investigation conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has once again shown that the air quality is safe around a local school in Greeley and nearby oil and natural gas wellsite. The Denver Post reported on CDPHE’s findings from its third round of air sampling at …

Oil and natural gas companies have gone beyond providing needed energy and the resources required to make life-saving medical equipment by donating time, money and supplies in their communities – even while facing unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19 and the state of the oil market. Meanwhile, “Keep It In …

A Yale researcher’s latest attempt to blame fracking for increased cases of sexually transmitted infections produced inconsistent conclusions that ignore trends seen elsewhere, but still prompted headlines claiming a link between shale operations and disease. The Yale School of Public Health team that includes Nicole C. Deziel recently published a …

This week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a long-delayed report analyzing potential health impacts of oil and natural gas operations. CDPHE’s latest report builds on research that the agency has been conducting since 2015 and provides further insight into its 2017 assessment that found “low risk …

As health officials move forward with the important task of investigating cases of childhood cancer in a Pennsylvania county, environmental activists continue with baseless claims that natural gas development is to blame, despite a strong rebuttal  in a Pennsylvania Department of Public Health study. Leading these activists is the Physicians …

A scientific review of more than two dozen studies aimed at linking oil and natural gas development to poor health found no direct association between fracking and illnesses, dealing another blow to activists trying to link the two together. The new report by the Health Effects Institute’s (HEI) Energy Research …

Claims of health impacts from shale development have become a heated topic in the Appalachian Basin, with activists pushing a misleading narrative in the region. But the allegation that fracking is causing widespread public health issues is far from reality in the Buckeye State, according two state agencies. In response …

Key U.S. air pollutant emissions continue to decline, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Our Nation’s Air report. Combined emissions of six common pollutants dropped by 74 percent from 1970 through 2018, even as energy use and population increased, according to the report. Perhaps even more impressive is that …

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