13 Apr '12, 2pm

Protecting Americans from Natural Gas Air Pollution

Peter Wray has little confidence in his state government these days. The Pennsylvania resident and chair of the Allegheny Sierra Club’s conservation committee has watched the natural gas industry benefit from lax pollution rules and push policymakers to establish loopholes for the industry. "Because of the many facets of shale gas drilling, from health to economy, to forest fragmentation to air quality, to waste water disposal - a volunteer could spend all their time working on this issue," says Peter, who does spend a significant portion of his Sierra Club volunteering on natural gas concerns. At issue now is the massive air pollution caused by natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing - or "fracking." Air pollution from fracking dumps hundreds of thousands of tons of smog-forming chemicals, toxics, and climate-disrupting pollution into our air. In Pennsylvania, frack...

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