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Major review of fracking science shows the level of risks.

A careful review by PSE Healthy Energy of peer reviewed science shows that 50% of these independent and unbiased reports have been published since 1st January 2014. Leaving out Government White Papers, Industry findings etc they found that – 84% of papers on Public health showed actual or potential harms from fracking. 16% found no […]

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New York urges Lancashire not to allow fracking.

Elected officials in New York State, which banned fracking in December, have written to councillors in Lancashire to urge them to refuse planning permission for Cuadrilla’s two fracking applications. The state banned fracking after its Department of Public Health completed a two year study which concluded that fracking poses significant public health risks and should […]

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American Medical Association calls for transparency.

American doctors concerned that most states do not require companies to disclose what chemicals they use. Doctors and monitoring agencies cannot do their job without this vital information. Most of the 25 states in the U.S. where shale gas drilling and development is occurring — including Pennsylvania, where drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale […]

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California head of conservation resigns in the face of law suit

The man who heads up the Department of Conservation in California might reasonably have been expected to prevent widespread contamination from frackers and their waste water disposal. California is currently severely droughted. It appears that fracking waste water with all its chemical and radioactivity has been illegally re-injected into protected aquifers. In one tense hearing […]

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