'We Need to Ban Fracking': New Analysis of 1,500 Scientific Studies Details Threat to Health and Climate
Publisher: Common Dreams
Date Written: 19/06/2019
Year Published: 2019
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23761
The latest analysis of studies on the effects of fracking confirms that it poses an extreme threat to the environment and local people's healt.
A comprehensive analysis of nearly 1,500 scientific studies, government reports, and media stories on the consequences of fracking released Wednesday found that the evidence overwhelmingly shows the drilling method poses a profound threat to public health and the climate.
The sixth edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (the Compendium), published by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Concerned Health Professionals of New York, found that "90.3 percent of all original research studies published from 2016-2018 on the health impacts of fracking found a positive association with harm or potential harm."
"There is no evidence that fracking can operate without threatening public health directly and without imperiling climate stability upon which public health depends," the Compendium states.