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.
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.
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.
On the heels of Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s announcement to nominate Cindy Dunn and John Quigley to his cabinet as Secretary for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Secretary for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), respectively PennEnvironment’s Executive Director David Masur issues the following statement: