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Healthy children more important than gas fracking

Reading the July 28 article “In Gas Country, Families Say They Are Prisoners in Their Own Home,” part two of the “Human Toll” series, makes me wonder: What is it going to take to put the brakes on the rapidly expanding industry that fracks gas in order to make plastics (which, incidentally, is one thing nature doesn’t need any more of)? Will it be the growing body of medical evidence — highlighted in the recently published 6th edition of Physicians for Social Responsibility’s fracking science compendium — that finally persuades Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine that residents living near fracked gas infrastructure are suffering? Will it be when the new petrochemical hub on the Ohio River is designated a “cancer alley”?  Read more.....



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