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Working Symposium on Public Health & the Marcellus Shale

MdEHN has prepared public comments on health concerns surrounding Maryland’s Issue Papers. We conclude that a regulatory framework is inadequate to protect us from the pervasive environmental and health effects of fracking.

Maryland Environmental Health Network, the Chesapeake Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments co-hosted a symposium to assess the findings of the study, “Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland”. The goal of the symposium was to develop recommendations on next steps for Maryland policy-makers with respect to issues raised in the study.

Read our Report from a Working Symposium On the Maryland Public Health Study of Marcellus Shale