Energy & Fuel

"New Study Raises Possible Link Between Gas Drilling And Radon Levels"

"Radon levels in buildings near unconventional natural gas development in Pennsylvania are higher than those in other areas of the state, suggesting that hydraulic fracturing has opened up new pathways for the carcinogenic gas to enter people’s homes, according to a study published on Thursday. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer worldwide."

Source: StateImpact Pennsylvania, 04/10/2015

"Forest Service Sticks Up for Coal Mining on Roadless Lands"

"The U.S. Forest Service announced it will try to reinstate the exemption to Colorado’s roadless rule that allows coal mines to build roads in protected areas of Western Colorado.  The exemption was struck down last summer by a federal court because the government failed to assess the impact of that future coal mining on climate change."

Source: High Country News, 04/09/2015


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