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  • October 14, 2014
    Companies must disclose the public health impact of fracking

    Chesapeake PSR executive director Tim Whitehouse wrote this letter to the editor on how to protect the public from the health impacts of fracking.

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • October 13, 2014
    Experts Caution Against Rush to Frack

    Summary of a symposium of experts to review a health study by MIAEH on the risks of hydraulic fracturing in Maryland.

  • June 27, 2014
    No Fracking Secrets Petition Launched

    Health and environmental groups, lead by Chesapeake PSR, have launched a petition calling on Governor O'Malley to support a six point proposal on chemical disclosure in the event that Maryland authorizes the extraction of natural gas through a process of known as hydraulic fracturing. Amoung the proposal's provisions are: chemical formulas and other agents injected into the environment must not be subject to disclosure restrictions under trade secret regulations; and, drilling companies must provide comprehensive data to the state on the health effects of the chemicals used.

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  • February 13, 2015

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Film Screening: The River that Harms

    Part of the Film & Social Consciousness Series. Free screening with a discussion to follow. Refreshments available.

  • February 6, 2015

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Film Screening: American Gun

    Part of the Film & Social Consciousness Series. Free screening with a discussion to follow. Refreshments available.

  • September 12, 2014

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Symposium on Maryland's Public Health Study of Marcellus Shale

    A symposium to address what is known about whether hydraulic fracturing can be done safely in Maryland. Health, science, and policy experts will comment on Maryland's public health study on hydraulic fracturing and provide recommendations on how to address health and environmental risks.

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In the Spotlight

  • February 19, 2014
    Fuming over air pollution
    A letter to the editor from Chesapeake PSR Director Tim Whitehouse on dangerous pollution from coal-fired power plants in Maryland.