Noise pollution from fracking may harm human health
Fracking creates noise at levels high enough to harm the health of people living nearby, according to the first peer-reviewed study to analyze the potential public health impacts of ambient noise related to fracking.
Methane is colorless and odorless. But it’s a powerhouse in the way it contributes to global warming. In the atmosphere, it’s more than 100 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Toxins found in fracking fluids and wastewater, study shows
In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Yale School of Public Health researchers found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and developmental health problems, and the majority had undetermined toxicity due to insufficient information.
Our researcher at Food & Water Watch in the US has been looking at the people involved.
The lead author Mr Michael E. Porter is associated with the American Council on Competitiveness … which has links to Shell, Exelon (natural gas distribution), US Steel, … all energy-intensive industries.
No surprise that they think that lots of gas and low gas prices help their companies.