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Most people don’t want fracking banned, but do support regulation. Politicians, especially Democrats in Pa., may have to walk a tricky line.
State Sen. Camera Bartolotta urged Pennsylvania health department to drop out of fracking public health forum, letter shows
The forum, which took place Oct. 5, was to inform the public on the status of the studies–one into the relationship between fracking and childhood cancers and the other into its relationship with health impacts like poor birth outcomes and asthma.
The state funded the studies after pressure from families of patients of a rare cancer in Washington County.
The four states in the Delaware River Basin — Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York — voted to ban fracking in February 2021.
DEP’s proposed plan approval would allow for the temporary operation of the evaporator for 180 days to process 45,000 gallons of leachate per day.
People who live near the proposed site are opposing the plans.
A known cause of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is benzene, a chemical released by oil and gas drilling activities into both air and water.
The Department of Environmental Protection and driller EQT are still investigating what happened. People who live nearby are calling it a ‘frac-out’ and are concerned about their water.