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Still more concerns about fracking

Posted By Rob Schofield On March 27, 2012 @ 3:02 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

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].

 


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[1] has still more news about the worrisome impacts of fracking: http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/03/frackings-air-pollution-threat.html

[2] draft report: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/guest/denr-study

[3] first hearing: http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/03/north-carolina-gathers-public-feedback-on-fracking.html

[4] documented threat: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/environment/story/2011-12-08/epa-fracking-pollution/51745004/1

[5] plan to wear blue: http://www.orangepolitics.org/2012/03/join-croatan-earth-first-in-op#comment-136668

[6] study: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleases/Pages/health-impacts-of-fracking-emissions.aspx

[7] by clicking here: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.orgNorth Carolina regulators will hold the second of two planned public hearings in Chapel Hill today to gather comments on a recently released draft report that calls for lifting the state

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