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Noise Pollution from Oil and Gas Development May Harm Human Health

Noise from heavy equipment such as drills, pumps, and compressors to extract liquefied gas from ground sources like shale and tight sands may increase health risks for adjacent communities, a new study found.


For Some California Kids, Back-to-School Means Back To The Dangers of Fracking Wells

As of this week, American kids are back in the classroom. Some-with summer still on their minds-will gaze longingly out the window, wishing to be anywhere but school. In Kern County, California, where 10 school districts sit less than a mile from fracking wells, that view is often obstructed by a giant metal beak bobbing up and down to extract natural gas. 


Vancouver Sun: Fracking has many potential pitfalls

Ben Parfitt has written a comprehensive article on the hazards associated with earthquakes caused by the fracking process needed for LNG. A comprehensive study was recently published by Jake Hays and Seth Shonkoff in the journal PLoS (Public Library of Science). 


Civil Eats: Are You Eating Food That Was Irrigated with Oilfield Wastewater?

California environmental activists say oil wastewater doesn't belong on farms until it is proven safe. California water districts disagree.


The Baltimore Sun: Fracking linked to asthma attacks in Hopkins study

Asthma sufferers who live near wells in which hydraulic fracturing is used to extract natural gas are up to four times more likely to have an asthma attack than those who live farther away, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins University.

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