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‘It’s just too close’: People living near fracking suffer as Pa. and local governments fail to buffer homes

A Pennsylvania bill that would limit fracking near homes and schools was shelved this summer right before a scheduled committee vote. In a small town in shale country, accounts of misery and discord show the stakes.

Children who live near fracking sites at birth face increased risk of leukemia
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Children who live near fracking sites at birth face increased risk of leukemia: study

Pennsylvania children living near fracking sites at birth are two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with leukemia during early childhood than those who did not live near such facilities, a new study has found.

Will Los Angeles join a ban on new gas stations?

Will Los Angeles join a ban on new gas stations?

The small but growing Safe Cities movement is looking to LA to help stop the construction of new gas stations across North America.
Germany′s Brokdorf anti-nuclear protest

Germany′s long anti-nuclear protest ends

Activists have been protesting in front of the nuclear power plant in Brokdorf, northern Germany for 35 years. But now that the plant is set to be removed from the grid, their vigil is finally over.
The government can’t keep up with abandoned oil wells. Can these industry insiders help?
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The government can’t keep up with abandoned oil wells. Can these industry insiders help?

The number of abandoned oil and gas wells is on the verge of exploding. These industry insiders want to be part of the solution.
Next-door noise

Next-door noise

Washington County residents say their neighbor is noisy, disruptive and a polluter. Their neighbor is a compressor station, and it's a quarter-mile away.

Ten US refineries emit cancer-causing chemical above EPA limit
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Ten US refineries emit cancer-causing chemical above EPA limit

Ten oil refineries in the United States are emitting levels of the pollutant benzene well above the federal government's "action level" limit, according to a new report.

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