Pennsylvania is one of the most heavily fracked states in the U.S., and residents are paying the price with their health.A recent study shows that people living in heavily fracked areas are hospitalized for heart conditions, neurological illnesses and other health concerns at significantly higher rates than people living in areas without fracking.Add this to recent revelations that the Pennsylvania Department of Health was failing to address fracking-related health complaints, and you have a real public health disaster.Sign below to call on Pennsylvania Governor Wolf to stop fracking and to come up with a plan to help people already impacted by fracking.
Fracking and other unconventional methods of extracting oil and natural gas come with intensive drilling and mining, massive amounts of toxic waste, air pollution and pervasive infrastructure that threatens our essential food and water resources.To frack a well, operators mix millions of gallons of water with tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals, including some known to cause cancer, and then pump it all into the earth at extreme pressure to try to break up rock formations so oil and natural gas might flow.Drilling and fracking:
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