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Public briefed on fracking health studies, despite no-show from Pitt, DOH

Around 100 local residents came to a public forum in Washington County on two state-funded studies into fracking’s impact on public health Wednesday night. The forum was held despite the fact that none of the researchers working on the studies were present.

Editorial: Fracking’s use of EPA-approved chemicals shows again that regulators prioritize industry over health
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Editorial: Fracking’s use of EPA-approved chemicals shows again that regulators prioritize industry over health

The EPA, in prioritizing industry over its mandate to protect the environment, has infringed on Pennsylvania’s right to pure water and our health and safety.
Asthma programs to receive $3.7 million from Port of Long Beach
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Asthma programs to receive $3.7 million from Port of Long Beach

The Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area has also been ranked in the past for having the worst ozone pollution in the nation.
whistleblower award for oilsands cancer doc
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Doctor who sounded alarms about cancer in the oilsands wins whistleblower award

Dr. John O’Connor faced years of backlash after raising concerns in 2006 about unusually-high numbers of cancer cases in communities downstream of the oilsands. Now, he has been awarded the first-ever Peter Bryce Prize for whistleblowing from Ryerson University's Centre for Free Expression.
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