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WHO PAYS? New Reports on the Health and Economic Impacts of Fracking in Pennsylvania

Please join us at one of the upcoming forums!

Delaware Riverkeeper Network has commissioned two reports on the impacts of unconventional gas drilling (aka fracking) in Pennsylvania – one on health and one on economics. The new research reports will be presented at forums in May. Local organizations will co-host the forums to discuss the findings and share experiences. Potential actions to address the issues will be discussed. All events are free and open to the public.

View the reports:
The Economic Costs of Fracking in Pennsylvania by ECONorthwest
Categorical Review of Health Reports on Unconventional Oil and GasDevelopment; Impacts in Pennsylvania by FracTracker Alliance

Monday, May 13
6:30-7:30 pm - Webinar, Delaware Riverkeeper Network
A recording of the webinar will be available after May 23rd.

The following events are open to the public. No registration required:

Wednesday, May 22
6:30-8:30 pm - Lycoming College, Heim Science Building, Room G-11, Williamsport, PA.  Local sponsors: Responsible Drilling Alliance/Keep It Wild, Clean Water Institute. For more information, visit this Facebook events page.

Thursday, May 23
6:30-8:30 pm - Convocation Center, North Wing, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA.  Local sponsors: SWPA Environmental Health Project, Mountain Watershed Association, Center for Coalfield Justice. Find out more here.

Since the advent of unconventional shale gas drilling, some effects of fracking have been immediate, some have emerged over time and some are just becoming apparent. The forums seek to advance our understanding of the breadth of the impacts of fracking in Pennsylvania by examining what science and analysis tell us about the health effects and economic costs of fracking, who is paying now, and what the future price is apt to be.

Please join us for these enlightening reports by experts in the fields of health and economics.