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Maryland’s Department of the Environment (MDE) is moving ahead to finalize best management practices for hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale. It is in the process of updating its draft report, Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Study Part II Best Practices. Chesapeake PSR submitted comments expressing concerned that the proposed best practices are not based on a scientific assessment of likely impacts in Maryland and would allow polluters to hide behind complicated trade secret rules and non-disclosure agreements. We are working with our partners and legislators to fix key problems in the report. Read are comments here.
In addition, PSR , the Maryland Environmental Health Network, and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments submitted comments on a study being commissioned by the Maryland’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene on the proposed health effects of hydraulic fracturing. The draft scope of the study is found at www.marcellushealth.org. Chesapeake PSR has been a key player in Maryland in pushing for increased attention to the health concerns associated with hydraulic fracturing. Read our comments here.
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PSR's official comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Air Quality Standards for Ground-Level Ozone. Read more »
Human exposure to PFCs is wide-spread. For decades PFCs have been released into the environment from manufacturing facilities, leading to contamination of food and certain water supplies. Read more »
On this PSR webinar, Jonathan Levy, ScD, of Boston University School of Public Health, shared details of the study he recently coauthored that quantifies the significant health impacts that will accrue from implementing the EPA's Clean Power Plan and projects these benefits by state. Read more »