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Causes

Union workers and tribal leaders protest Trump’s support of fracking in Pennsylvania

"Workers and their families need a clean environment to survive."

PITTSBURGH—On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump spoke in support of fracking at the Shale Insight Convention here, where he praised the industry for creating jobs and giving America "energy independence."

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Causes

Parents of child cancer victims plead with PA Governor Wolf to attend cancer crisis meeting

Air pollution creates a high level of cancer risk for residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania, where at least 67 children have been diagnosed with rare cancers in some of the most heavily-fracked counties in the nation. And parents are demanding answers.

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Impacts

"No evidence" that fracking can be done without threatening human health: Report

A group of doctors and scientists have released a report highlighting that 84 percent of studies published from 2009-2015 on the health impacts of fracking conclude the industry causes harm to human health.

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Causes

More than 80 percent of waste from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas drilling stays in the state: Report

More than 80 percent of all waste from Pennsylvania's oil and gas drilling operations stays inside the state, according to a new study that tracked the disposal locations of liquid and solid waste from these operations over 26 years.

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Impacts

Kids in Southwestern Pennsylvania are exposed to carcinogenic coke oven emissions at shockingly higher rates than the rest of the country

Editor's note: This is the third story in our series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Impacts

After a decade of research, here’s what scientists know about the health impacts of fracking

Fracking has been linked to preterm births, high-risk pregnancies, asthma, migraine headaches, fatigue, nasal and sinus symptoms, and skin disorders over the last 10 years, according to a new study.

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Impacts

Residents shout down oil and gas execs over fracking at US Steel mill

Tensions ran hot Wednesday night during a community meeting about proposed fracking at the site of U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson Steel mill in Braddock, 10 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh.

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