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Upcoming Events

March 4-19, Eastern NC: Walk To Protect Our People And The Places Where We Live
Join APPPL for a Walk along the NC ACP route. The walk will begin in Northampton County, and end in Richmond County near Hamlet. Details.

Weigh in on closure plans for Riverbend Steam Station: March 16, 6PM (sign up to speak at 5:30PM) at Gaston College, Myers Auditorium, 201 Hwy. U.S. 321, Dallas.

March 26, 9AM-4PM, UNC Asheville: western NC stream volunteer training. RSVP to (828) 357-7411 / $15-20 Donation requested, but not required. View more information.

March 27, 6-8PM, Boone: Water Justice Forum. Sponsored by Department of Sustainable Development and the Sustainability and Environmental Education Club at ASU. Presentations by Dr. Kelsey Pieper, VA Tech, and Katie Hicks, CWFNC. Details.


Air Pollution & Health Studies

Fracking Our Kids’ Future

Environmental Public Health Dimensions of Shale and Tight Gas Development – Aug. 2014. Environmental Health Perspectives. Good resource for a general audience.

Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking, Concerned Health Professionals of NY

Proximity to Natural Gas Wells and Reported Health Status: Results of a Household Survey in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  January 2015 Environmental Health Perspectives

Human exposure to unconventional natural gas development Journal of Science and Health, April 2015
YouTube: Aerial footage of fracking fields in Pennsylvania

Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Gas Fields
Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy – a compendium of photos, presentations and publications
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange provides information about chemicals in natural gas production
“Public Health, Sustainability and the Marcellus Shale” (Bernard Goldstein, MD)
“Regional air pollution emissions from the development and production of Marcellus Shale” (Allen Robinson, PhD)
Chemical and Biological Risk Assessment for Natural Gas Extraction in New York
Hydrofracking: Public Health Issues and Impacts – Archived webcast presentation by Dr. Trevor Penning at UNC School of Public Health
FLOWBACK: How the Texas Natural Gas Boom Affects Health and Safety (pdf)
Impacts of gas drilling on human and animal health (Bamberger, Oswald)
Radon in Natural Gas from Marcellus Shale, by Marvin Resnikoff, Radioactive Waste Management Associates (Jan. 2012) 

Community & Economic Impacts

Community and Economic Impacts factsheet (pdf)
The False Promise of Fracking and Local Jobs (March 2015 article)
Stranded Assets in Oil and Gas, a discussion by Deborah Rogers (March 2015)
Shale & Wall Street: Discussion by Deborah Rogers [YouTube Video]
Rogers, founder of Energy Policy Forum, breaks down the faulty economics of the fracking industry.
Anthony Ingraffea – climate and economic impacts of fracking (Youtube)
How Should We Think About the Economic Consequences of Shale Gas Drilling? (Webinar by Dr. Susan Christopherson, Cornell University)
NC Environmental Groups Take Proactive Steps Against Natural Gas Harvesting (January 24, 2011 radio program featuring CWFNC’s Rachel Lang-Balde)
Marcellus Hydro-Fracturing: What Does it Mean for Economic Development? (30-minute presentation by Cornell professor Dr. Susan Christopherson)
“Booms and Busts, The Impact of West Virginia’s Energy Economy”. From the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.
“Fossil Fuel Extraction as a County Economic Development Strategy: Are Energy-focusing Counties Benefiting?” From Headwaters Economics in Bozeman, MT
Presentation by financial analyst Deborah Rogers on the economics of fracking
Energy Consequences and Conflicts across the Global Countryside: North American Agricultural Perspectives: Article by Dr. Simona Perry, the Forum on Public Policy (PDF)
Behind Veneer, Doubt on the Future of Natural Gas
: NY Times article by Ian Urbina
Insider Sound Alarm Amid Natural Gas Rush: NY Times Article by Ian Urbina 
Silencing Communities: How the Fracking Industry Keeps its Secrets by Mike Ludwig

Hope Taylor —, 919-401-9600
Sally Morgan –, 828-251-1291
Also see:FrackFreeNC.Org, An Alliance to Protect Communities