State gives $2.5 million to Pitt to study health impacts of fracking December 23, 2020

StateImpact Pennsylvania

Laura Dagley, a registered nurse and medical advocacy coordinator with Physicians for Social Responsibility, said she wants to make sure communities are protected during the two years the studies are underway.

She said while more study is always important, groups such as hers have already produced a lot of research showing negative health impacts from fracking.

“I think it’s frustrating that we put the burden on communities to show that they’re sick enough in order for the government to take action,” Dagley said.

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