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Shale Gas & Oil Health Registry & Resource Network

April 17, 2017

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The Environmental Health Project (EHP) is a nonprofit public health organization that assists and supports residents who believe their health has been, or could be, impacted by unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD, or “fracking”). Recent studies suggest exposure to air contaminants associated with UOGD increase an individual’s risk for the development of or worsening […]

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CDPHE report recommends more monitoring and analysis for fracking health impacts

February 28, 2017

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The CDPHE released a report on health impacts assessment from exposure to oil & gas development, as Dr. Larry Wolk promised in the Denver Post after Dr. Lisa McKenzie released her latest CU study on childhood leukemia and proximity to oil & gas operations. The CDPHE report, Assessment of Potential Public Health Effects from Oil […]

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New CU study causes anxiety at CDPHE

February 16, 2017

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Another study provides more evidence that oil and gas operations have a significant impact on public health. While health impacts are nothing new for those of us living in the gas patch, this latest study reveals a link between early-onset leukemia and close proximity to oil and gas operations. A team of researchers from the […]

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EPA confirms fracking “can impact drinking water”

December 13, 2016

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed today what millions of us have known for years: fracking (hydraulic fracturing) contaminates drinking water. In its final report issued today the EPA removed the finding that fracking did not cause “widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources.” June 2015 Draft EPA Releases Draft Assessment on the Potential Impacts […]

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Western Slope residents applaud new BLM methane rules

November 16, 2016

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BLM’s final rule will reduce oil & gas air pollution from industry development on public lands By Emily Hornback Today, the Obama Administration issued final standards to reduce flaring and venting associated with oil and gas development on federal and tribal lands. Since 2012, Western Colorado Congress, Grand Valley Citizen’s Alliance and Citizens for Clean […]

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Oil and Gas Threat Map now includes public lands

October 27, 2016

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One-third of Colorado’s nearly 67 million acres are designated as public lands, including forests, wilderness areas, wildlife refuges, national parks and monuments, and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. As much as we appreciate our precious public lands, oil & gas development on public lands has contributed to the increasing public health risks […]

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New Yale study links fracking to cancer-causing chemicals

October 26, 2016

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New research from the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) confirms that the majority of chemicals used in fracking are linked to known carcinogens. Yale researchers identified 55 known, probable, or possible carcinogens, including 20 compounds associated with leukemia and/or lymphoma specifically, that are potential water contaminants and/or air pollutants related to unconventional oil & […]

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CDPHE plans oil and gas health risk assessment based on air quality study

September 16, 2016

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New data to be used to assess health risks from oil and gas operations DENVER – The Air Quality Control Commission today received a report from the three-year North Front Range Oil and Gas Air Pollutant Emission and Dispersion Study conducted by Colorado State University. Data from the study – and a similar Garfield County […]

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Exposure to chemicals released during fracking may harm fertility

September 7, 2016

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Endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to altered hormone levels, ovarian development in mice COLUMBIA, Mo. – More than 15 million Americans live within a one-mile radius of unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations. UOGs combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to release natural gas from underground rock. Scientific studies, while ongoing, are still inconclusive on […]

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Report shows oil and gas emissions impact public health nationwide

August 31, 2016

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          750,000 asthma attacks nationwide attributable to oil and gas industry, according to new analysis, mapping tool. Clean Air Task Force, Earthworks document public health risks from oil and gas; call for national comprehensive standards to control emissions WASHINGTON, DC, August 31, 2016 – Clean Air Task Force and Earthworks today […]

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