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Fracking will improve, not hurt public health – November 14, 2014

University of Maryland researchers just concluded that hydraulic fracturing – the process of shaking oil and gas free from below – could endanger the health of nearby residents by exposing them to air and water pollution.

This would certainly be cause for alarm, if true. But it’s not. The study doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. And its baseless claims could threaten a drilling technique that has actually lessened the harmful health impacts of the energy industry by reducing our reliance on coal. (more)