Tag Archives: fracking

Silicone wristbands assess personal chemical exposure

July 11, 2019

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If you live near well pads or other oil & gas facilities you have no way of knowing what chemicals you and your family members are exposed to on a daily basis. Air quality monitoring is problematical on so many levels, with the biggest drawback being the fact that you can’t lug an air monitor […]

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TEDX podcast: What does fracking have to do with plastic? Part 2

June 21, 2019

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The plastic life cycle starts with oil and gas extraction and extends through manufacturing, consumer use, and waste management, with adverse health effects occuring at every stage. The latest TEDX podcast asks What does fracking have to do with plastic? Part 2 Episode 19: Part 2 — David Azoulay, Director of the Environmental Health Program […]

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Report: Still Wasting Away

June 18, 2019

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As Toxic Oil & Gas Waste Streams Increase, Industry Pushes for Even Less Regulation Research suggests volume of fracking waste containing undisclosed chemicals will grow for decades Washington, DC — Today, Earthworks released Still Wasting Away, an investigation of waste from oil and gas drilling and fracking. The report found that major loopholes in waste […]

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Webinar: Myths & realities of zoning protections from oil & gas

June 17, 2019

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Webinar: Myths & realities of zoning protections from oil & gas [Duration 1:25] Do you want to be an environmental decision-maker? Learn how to — and how not to — use zoning as a tool to limit oil and gas infrastructure around you in our webinar hosted by Halt the Harm Network. Communities have been […]

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TEDX podcast: What does fracking have to do with plastic?

June 11, 2019

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The connection between fossil fuel extraction, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and plastics runs deep. Each hole drilled into the ground brings up toxic chemicals that harm health and the environment at every stage of the process, from the wellhead to the refinery, from consumer goods in our homes to plastic waste that forever pollutes the earth. […]

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Pennsylvania drillers paid millions to settle health claims

June 5, 2019

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The accidental release of a Pennsylvania court document has revealed that last year Range Resources and 10 other companies agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit with three Washington County families. They claimed the gas drilling companies’ activities contaminated their land and water and made them sick, according to a court document obtained […]

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Community groups call on Polis to halt oil and gas permits

May 13, 2019

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Colorado Rising, WildEarth Guardians, and local environmental community groups notify Polis Administration of necessity to halt oil and gas permitting Public health and safety first: groups say new law requires a pause in fracking during rule making DENVER — Today Colorado Rising, a grassroots, community-led environmental group, and WildEarth Guardians, a western advocacy group enforcing […]

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Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado

April 25, 2019

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All videos were recorded February 1, 2019, at Colorado State University at the Medical Symposium: Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado Click on videos below to view here, or click on the link to view at Vimeo Life Within One Mile of 158 Fracking Wells: Beth Ewaskowitz, PhD A pharmacologist/mom’s journey into […]

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Study: No more studies, we already know fracking impacts exist

April 16, 2019

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After studying hundreds of scientific articles about the health impacts of fracking, researchers say, “We already know these health impacts exist, and there’s already more than enough evidence for policymakers to take action.” Environmental Health Concerns From Unconventional Natural Gas Development (UNGD) The report was published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health […]

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What you need to know right now about SB-181

April 4, 2019

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The final version of SB-181 passed out of the Senate on Wednesday. While we await Governor Polis’ signature, let’s take a closer look at what the bill will and won’t do — and what you need to know right now. The first and most noticeable change will come from the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation […]

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