Category: Fracking

New Report Suggests Asthma Among Fracking Injuries

One of the most serious criticisms against hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is that the fluids blown into the shale formation are a concoction of dangerous chemicals. During the fracking process, these chemicals are blown into the shale formation...

/ August 12, 2016

Can Fracking Revive Pennsylvania’s Industrial Base?

Hydraulic fracturing—“fracking,” as it’s commonly called—isn’t a new technology, but the technique is still a newcomer to Pennsylvania. Using high-pressure fluid to break through layers of brittle shale rock underground releases pockets of natural gas. Although the extensive Marcellus Shale...

/ January 20, 2014

Is Fracking Still “Safe Enough”?
New Report Links Radioactivity.

The big news last month is that radioactive contamination in a Pennsylvania creek is almost certainly due to an out-of-control fracking industry. Here’s the essential background you need to know A team of researchers led by a Duke University professor...

/ November 20, 2013

Will Pennsylvania’s Hunting and Fishing Industries Survive the Fracking Boom?

Pennsylvania is—and long has been—a beautiful and pleasant place to live, to work, and to play. No doubt everyone hopes it will remain so for the future. But there are troubling signs that changes are underway to diminish our Commonwealth’s...

/ October 2, 2013