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How Colorado is preventing PFAS contamination from the oil and gas industry

And how other states, including Pennsylvania, could do the same.

Editor’s note: This story is a follow-up to our recent report that found PFAS in a private well near fracking in Pennsylvania.

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PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking

PITTSBURGH—For more than a decade, Bryan Latkanich has discussed his concerns about fracking chemicals contaminating the water and air near his home with anyone who would listen.

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Colorado is the first state to ban PFAS in oil and gas extraction

This month Colorado became the first state to ban the use of PFAS in the extraction of oil and gas.

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Solar power at Pennsylvania schools doubled during the pandemic

NORTH BRADDOCK, Penn.—On Wednesday evening, 10th grader Abby Wypych stood in front of Woodland Hills School District’s board and urged them to approve a feasibility study on installing solar panels.

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One year after our “Fractured” investigation on fracking: Lots of talk, no action

In March 2021, EHN published Fractured, a groundbreaking investigation on chemical exposures and fracking. One year later, where do things stand when it comes to fracking and health?

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Living near fracking wells linked to early death
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Living near fracking wells linked to early death

People over the age of 65 who live near or downwind from fracking operations are at greater risk of premature death than their counterparts who don’t, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard University.

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Seeking solutions: Pollution and mental health in a changing world

In our 5-part series Pollution's mental toll,we laid out some of the ways climate change and polluted air and water impact mental health in western Pennsylvania.

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