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“Impacts of gas drilling on human and animal health.” New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and

Documents animal and owner health problems with potential links to shale gas drilling.

Describes the expansion of drilling and fracking for shale gas as “an uncontrolled health experiment on an enormous scale.”

Analogy between oil and gas industry and tobacco industry also merits excerpting:

“The oil and gas industry has typically rejected this analysis and has approached the issue in a manner similar to the tobacco industry that for many years rejected the link between smoking and cancer. That is, if one cannot prove beyond a shadow of doubt that an environmental impact is due to drilling, then a link is rejected. This approach by the tobacco companies had a devastating and long-lasting effect on public health from which we have still not recovered, and we believe that a similar approach to the impacts of gas drilling may have equally negative consequences.”


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