Category Archives: Methane

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ALERT Project

Documenting human health impacts of exposure to crude oil, tar sands oil, and fracking activities through education, testing & treatment of at-risk populations.
Strengthening policies to protect the public and our workers from oil and chemical exposures. Continue reading

20Jun/14
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Pennsylvania Instructed Its Employees To Ignore Residents Sickened By Drilling

The Pennsylvania Department of Health instructed its employees never to talk to residents who complained of negative health effects from fracking, StateImpact Pennsylvania reported Thursday. Two retired employees of the department detailed restrictions on attending meetings, lists of topics they could not discuss, and a general departmental hostility to the idea of health problems linked to shale gas drilling. The state’s governor, Tom Corbett, declined to comment for StateImpact Pennsylvania’s story. Continue reading

20May/14
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NIOSH Investigating Fatalities Around Well-Site Tanks

Federal worker safety investigators are looking into the dangers of flowback tanks at oil and gas sites, in response to the deaths of at least four men who collapsed while taking measurements at tanks in the Bakken Shale. Continue reading