Congressional Democrats Join the Debate Over Plastics’ Booming Future February 21, 2020

An ethane cracker plant.
Photo: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, fractracker.org/photos.

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Dr. Edward C. Ketyer, a pediatrician and Pennsylvania board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said the Democrats’ bill, while not banning fracking, would have a laudatory “chilling effect on the fracking industry.”

He conveyed a sense of urgency. “I would call it a childhood cancer crisis in four fracked counties—Washington, Green, Westmoreland and Fayette,” Ketyer said. “The governor has called for an investigation. We want it soon, and we want it transparent.”

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