Saturday, January 14, 2012
Public Health and Fracking
One big question is the connection between drilling/production/transmission and public health. As New York ponders what its rules should look like, one scientist submitted this report on set backs and their impact on health and drillable area (thus, production). And the group Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healty Energy submitted this report calling for more studies on the public health impacts of high volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF). That report cites this study, which discusses the health impacts of the chemicals used in fracking. Locally, a team of scientists submitted this report to the City of Denton, which surveys studies and makes recommendations.