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Dangerous and Close: Fracking Puts the Nation’s Most Vulnerable People at Risk

More than 650,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution. The finding comes from a new study (see PDF) by Environment America Research & Policy Center that exposes …

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Recent Trends in Water Use and Production for California Oil Production

This work quantifies water volumes used and produced by conventional oil production and hydraulic fracturing (HF) in California and finds increasing water use and disposal for oil production which has important implications for water management and have potentially adverse health, environmental, and ecological impacts. Key findings: Despite a 25% decrease in conventional oil production from …

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Air Toxics One-Year Report: Oil Companies Used Millions of Pounds of Air-Polluting Chemicals in Los Angeles Basin Neighborhoods

Author(s): Center for Biological Diversity Physicians for Social Responsibility Communities for a Better Environment Date: 06.2014 Source / Publisher: Center for Biological Diversity – Physicians for Social Responsibility Communities for a Better Environment Key findings: 44 toxic chemicals have been used in dozens of instances, often near homes, schools, and hospitals. In 15,000 instances, companies …

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On Shaky Ground: Fracking, Acidizing, and Increased Earthquake Risk in California

This study evaluates links between wastewater injection and the 2011 Mw 5.7 earthquake sequence in California. Key findings: In light of the known environmental and health risks from drilling, well stimulation and wastewater disposal, the link between wastewater injection wells and earthquakes in other states, the potential for a massive expansion of drilling and wastewater …

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