PennEnviroment report finds hundreds of fracking operations near Pennsylvania schools, day-care centers

PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center's report Dangerous and Close, which looks at the dangerous proximity of fracking wells to vulnerable populations, was highlighted in Pittsburgh City Paper.

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Dangerous and Close

Drilling companies are fracking for shale gas in close proximity to many vulnerable Pennsylvanians. There are fracking operations within 1 mile of 166 schools, 165 child care providers, 21 nursing care providers and six hospitals.  

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New Report: Fracking encroaches on PA’s most vulnerable residents

The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center released a new report today revealing the proximity of fracking operations and the associated infrastructure to Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents – children, seniors, and the sick. 


Penn. fracking is too close to children, environmentalists warn

Metro Philadelphia featured the release of the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center's new fracking report, "Dangerous and Close."


PennEnvironment, two House Dems push for stronger regulations on shale drilling operations

PA State Representatives and top health experts joined the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center to release a new report on fracking, "Dangerous and Close."

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New national fracking rule fails to protect forests and parks

WASHINGTON, DC—Friday the Obama administration released its long-awaited rule governing fracking on federal public lands. While somewhat less damaging than as originally proposed, the plan fundamentally fails to protect America’s most prized forests and other natural areas from pollution.

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Fracking Failures