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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 …

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual “Our Nation’s Air” report on Tuesday, showing that air pollution declined 73 percent from 1970 to 2017 at the same time America’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased 262 percent. And though the report correctly gives credit to the 1970 Clean Air …

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest air emissions trend report confirms Appalachian Basin air quality continues to improve, even as the region leads the nation in natural gas production. In particular, the EPA data show that the region’s sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions decreased 72 percent from 2002 to 2014. …

A familiar team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), has released yet another study trying to link fracking to health ailments. This time the research team — which includes a fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, an anti-fossil fuel organization …

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