"Fracking Moratorium Urged as Doctors Call for Health Study"

"The U.S. should declare a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in populated areas until the health effects are better understood, doctors said at a conference on the drilling process."

"Gas producers should set up a foundation to finance studies on fracking and independent research is also needed, said Jerome Paulson, a pediatrician at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington. Top independent producers include Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Devon Energy Corp., both of Oklahoma City, and Encana Corp. of Calgary, according to Bloomberg Industries."

Alex Wayne reports for Bloomberg January 9, 2012.


"Drilling Critics Face a Divide Over the Goal of Their Fight" (New York Times)

"Study Needed On Shale Gas Effects On Health: Group" (Reuters)

Source: Bloomberg, 01/10/2012