Must-read op-ed on fracking from PSR Environment and Health Program Director Barbara Gottlieb July 31, 2019

“Overall, how bad is fracking? The Compendium states that ‘public health risks from unconventional gas and oil extraction are real, the range of adverse environmental impacts wide, and the negative economic consequences considerable.’ It concludes: ‘Our examination of the peer-reviewed medical, public health, biological, earth sciences, and engineering literature uncovered no evidence that fracking can be practiced in a manner that does not threaten human health.’

The logical conclusion is that, for health, justice, and a livable world, the time to stop using fracked gas is now.”

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