31 Oct '16, 12pm

Doctors Orders: Stop Fracking Pennsylvania via @EcoWatch

Doctors Orders: Stop Fracking Pennsylvania via @EcoWatch

Doctors orders: stop fracking Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Medical Society —the state's largest medical group—is calling for a moratorium on the controversial natural gas extraction method and is urging the state legislature to fund an independent health registry and commission research studies on the health effects of fracking. Fracking chemicals have been detected in the state's drinking water. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the society's 300-member House of Delegates unanimously approved this resolution at its annual meeting in Hershey on Oct. 23. "As physicians of Pennsylvania, we care first and foremost about the health of our community and believe that when an activity raises potential harm to human health, precautionary measures should be taken until cause and effect relationships are fully established scientifically," the resolution states. Pennsylvani...

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