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Apr 2018

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Babies born to moms who lived near fracking wells faced host of health risks, study suggests

After combing through a decade’s worth of Pennsylvania birth records, researchers have found that pregnant women living within two-thirds of a mile of a hydraulic fracturing well were 25% more likely to give birth to a worringly small infant than were women who lived at least 10 miles outside that zone during pregnancy.

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Apr 2018

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Fumes Across the Fence-Line: The Health Impacts of Air Pollution from Oil & Gas Facilities on African American Communities

The oil and gas industry dumps 9 million tons of methane and toxic pollutants like benzene into out air each year. Methane is a greenhouse gas 87 times more potent than carbon dioxide at driving climate change and the oil and gas industry is now the largest source of methane pollution in the U.S. But […]

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Apr 2018

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Analysis of the Public Health Impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, 2009-2014

This independent study provides an analysis of the public health impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) over its first six years of implementation (2009 to 2014). RGGI is the nation’s first regional regulatory program designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from large electric power plants, and ...

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