The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports today:
Three widely cited state studies of air emissions at Marcellus Shale gas development sites in Pennsylvania omit measurements of key air toxics and calculate the health risks of just two of more than two dozen pollutants.
State regulators and the shale gas drilling industry over the past four years have repeatedly used the regional studies to support their positions that air emissions from drilling, fracking wastewater impoundments and compressor stations don’t pose a public health risk.
The relevations arise from the deposition testimony of state officials in a lawsuit in which three southwestern Pennsylvania families allege that air and water pollution from gas drilling and storage of wastewater made them sick. Read more here.