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Pitt study: Higher risk of lymphoma, asthma for those near fracking, but ‘no association’ to Ewing Sarcoma

Dozens of children and young adults were diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma and other forms of cancer in a four-county area outside Pittsburgh, where energy companies have drilled more than 4,000 wells since 2008, according to state records.

By Reid Frazier

Study finds radioactive materials in Pa. waterways near treatment plants linked with fracking waste

Over 30 landfills in the state accept fracking waste like drill cuttings.

By Reid Frazier

Republican lawmakers want to replace ‘protection’ with ‘services’ at DEP

The measure’s sponsor said a name change could spark what he sees as a needed culture change.

By Rachel McDevitt

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Pennsylvania lifts ban on gas production in polluted Dimock

“We got played,” said Ray Kemble, the most outspoken of a small group of Dimock residents who have battled the drilling company and state regulators alike.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Fracking wastewater is banned from watershed by Delaware River Basin Commission

The Delaware River Basin Commission said its decision will control future pollution, protect public health and preserve the waters of the basin.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Plea hearing scheduled in ‘Gasland’ drilling pollution case in Dimock

Dimock drew national notoriety after people were filmed lighting their tap water on fire in the Emmy Award-winning 2010 documentary.

By The Associated Press

In Pa. Senate race, Fetterman and Oz change views on fracking, trying to match voters

Most people don’t want fracking banned, but do support regulation. Politicians, especially Democrats in Pa., may have to walk a tricky line.

By Reid Frazier

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.

By Reid Frazier

Pitt and Pa. health department no longer part of public forum on fracking studies, organizers say

The state funded the studies after pressure from families of patients of a rare cancer in Washington County.

By Reid Frazier

Fracking ban in Delaware River Basin survives Pa. GOP lawmakers’ challenge in federal court

The four states in the Delaware River Basin — Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York — voted to ban fracking in February 2021.

By Susan Phillips