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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Report Claims to Link Childhood Asthma to Fracking

From a press release by the Ohio Environmental Council:
Today, the Ohio Environmental Council and the Clean Air Task Force released a new analysis showing that 7,129 childhood asthma attacks in the Columbus metro area, and 7,558 in the Cleveland metro area each year are due to smog resulting from oil and gas operations.  
 
“What this report clearly shows us is that air pollution from the oil and gas industry can have a significant impact on children’s health even in areas far from oil and gas production” said, Melanie Houston, Director of Oil and Gas at the Ohio Environmental Council. “As the mother of a young child, I can’t stress enough that safeguards are urgently needed to protect our children and communities from this dangerous pollution. Cutting methane pollution from oil and gas will have an immediate benefit for our children.”
Read the whole release here.

The Ohio Environmental Council is an activist organization that is firmly opposed to oil and gas drilling.

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