"CDC Gets An Earful From House GOP on Fracking Health Studies"

"The Obama administration is getting more push-back from House Republicans about federal research aimed at assessing the health risks associated with a booming natural gas industry."

"In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, GOP leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee accused officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of harboring "preconceived notions" about the possible health effects of gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

"Despite the significant growth of natural gas development," the members wrote, "we are greatly concerned that the scientific objectivity of the Department of Health and Human Services is being subverted and countless jobs could be in jeopardy.""

Joel Kirkland reports for EnergyWire December 4, 2012.


"Review Of Fracking Health Risks Sought" (Albany Times-Union)

"Anti-Fracking Group Calls Health Review Process 'Surreal'" (North Country Public Radio)
"Fracking Sand May Pose Health Hazard To Workers, Residents" (Huffington Post)

"Fracking’s Most Horrifying Health Risks" (Alternet)

"The Trouble With Health Problems Near Gas Fracking" (NPR)

"Experts' Review of Fracking/Health Study Due Monday" (AP)

"New York Fracking Decision Delayed After State Agency Requests More Time To Complete Health Study" (Reuters)

"First Study of Its Kind Detects 44 Hazardous Air Pollutants at Gas Drilling Sites" (InsideClimate News)

"Fracking Chemicals Used in Texas Kept Secret 19,000 Times in First Eight Months of this Year" (NRDC)

Source: EnergyWire, 12/05/2012