Fracking Public Health and Policy in Pennsylvania

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Senators Katie Muth and Jim Brewster hosted a public hearing in Monroeville, PA: “Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Boom: How Policy Decisions Failed to Protect Public Health and What We Can Do to Correct It.”
Watch the 2 hour and 44 minute hearing video here:

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As reported in the PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER, “Residents and professionals urge PA state legislators to take action against fracking

“Industry did not tell us that this radioactive material would be stored on site for months at a time near our homes and schools. Over the years my children attended the Fort Cherry schools, our district has cut programs and teachers due to lack of money in the district and a decline in enrollment. From what I’ve experienced, the promise of prosperity did not materialize for our communities or our schools. Instead, we’ve been left with worries about the risks posed to our health, our land, and our water sources.”

Cathy Lodge, a Washington County resident
Ft Cherry schools under a black veil of air pollution

Most disturbing photo of widespread air pollution in the tri-state area that I’ve taken in 49 flights!

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