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PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center
Candy Woodall

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The two House Democrats on Tuesday pushed for stronger regulations during a press conference hosted by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center in the state Capitol Media Center.

PennEnvironment, a nonprofit environmental group, released a new report that claims fracking operations are happening too close to Pennsylvania's children, seniors and the sick.


Environmentalists called for a minimum setback of one mile for all fracking operations and associated infrastructure relative to schools, child care providers, hospitals and nursing care facilities. 

They also want to ban the open-air waste pits that store flowback water used in the fracking process, remove the doctor gag order in Act 13, create a public health registry for providers to report impacts associated with natural gas activities and training for health professionals about the health impacts of oil and gas operations.