Near and far, Tacoma’s natural gas plant is bad for human health September 5, 2019

Maia Syfers, ARNP, Washington PSR, and Melissa Lem, MD, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment | Crosscut

In the summer of 2017, Brian Derfler, a third-generation farmer from Farmington in northeastern British Columbia, couldn’t sleep. In an interview, he spoke of his experiences with fracking near his farm, including deafening midnight flaring and constant drilling noise, poor air quality, intrusive truck traffic and stress over crop losses from soil degradation. He was also keenly aware of the broader implications of expanding the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry: “What they’re doing here is affecting our health directly, but it’s going to affect your climate,” he said.

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