Fracking and the increased truck traffic created by the industry raise levels of air pollution significantly, and exposure to air pollution raises heart attack risk.
“Banks are losing money and investors are stuck in investments they can’t get rid of.”
The associated petrochemical buildout that the region has pinned its hopes on as the future of natural gas is “unlikely,” the report states.
Roughly 530,000 people live within three miles of an oil and gas flare.
Will the industry listen—or continue to gamble with shale gas and oil?
“Pennsylvania’s children should not be used as laboratory rats,” said biologist Sandra Steingraber, who called fracking “an uncontrolled human experiment” that involves “toxic exposures.”
"Banning fracking in the Delaware River Basin is an historic event."
“[P]olicymakers should look very critically at proposals to expand or otherwise assist the natural gas industry, which has yet to demonstrate that it is capable of contributing positively locally or on a large scale to the states and counties where it is most prevalent.”
“This is just a continuation of at least six years of fraudulent and defiant behavior by Exxon, which has slanted its accounting policies and skewed its impairment calculations to avoid necessary write downs of its oil & gas properties since at least 2014.”