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Still more concerns about fracking

Sue Sturgis at the Institute for Southern StudiesĀ has still more news about the worrisome impacts of fracking [1]:

“North Carolina regulators will hold the second of two planned public hearings in Chapel Hill today to gather comments on a recently released draft report [2] that calls for lifting the state’s ban on the controversial gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”

The first hearing [3], held last week in Sanford, N.C., brought out many opponents of fracking who focused on the documented threat [4] such drilling presents to local water quality. Fracking opponents who attend tonight’s hearing plan to wear blue [5] to show support for clean water.

But a growing body of science also raises concerns about fracking’s public-health impacts from air pollution.

A recent study [6] by scientists with the Colorado School of Public Health found that air pollution from gas-drilling operations may cause acute and chronic health problems for nearby residents…”

Read the entire post by clicking here [7].