Keep Pennsylvania Safe From Drilling Updates

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Fracking Failures

In Pennsylvania, fracking companies violate rules and regulations meant to protect the environment and human health on virtually a daily basis. Between January 1, 2008, and September 30, 2016, fracking companies together committed a combined total of 4,351 violations, or an average of 1.4 violations per day.  Between 2008 and 2016, just 17 percent of violations of rules meant to protect the environment and public health at unconventional wells were accompanied with a fine. When they were, the median fine was only $5,263.

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New report: For frackers it pays to pollute

[Harrisburg]—A new analysis by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center finds that while fracking companies continue to violate cornerstone environmental laws and public health protections, they rarely pay significant penalties for their violations.The new study showed that a median fine for fracking violations in Pennsylvania of just $5,263 with only 17% of violations receiving a fine.  

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On National Doctor’s Day, 1000+ PA Health Professionals Call for Increased Protections from Fracking

Health experts from across the Commonwealth came together to issue a “Call to Action” to the Wolf administration from the largest group of PA health professionals to voice concern about the health risks posed by fracking.

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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. 

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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."

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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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