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A new study, authored by researchers from Yale, the University of Washington, and Colorado State University, concludes that people in Washington County, Pa., who live within a kilometer of oil and gas wells suffer from more respiratory and skin conditions than those who live farther...

Over the past several months, researchers at InsideClimate News (ICN) and the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) have increasingly focused their attention on issues related to hydraulic fracturing. From a lengthy report on air quality in the Eagle Ford region of south Texas to a...

Maryland currently has a de facto moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until the state’s Departments of Environment and Natural Resources complete lengthy health risk assessments. But that hasn’t stopped anti-fracking activists from throwing around inflammatory (and often dubious) phrases such as “dangerous” fracking or “fracked gas,”...

Earlier this month, a Bloomberg News headline made a very serious accusation about hydraulic fracturing and shale development: “Study Shows Fracking Is Bad For Babies” was the title of an opinion column by Mark Whitehouse. The opening paragraph followed with a strong indictment of the...