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DN!: Sandra Steingraber on the Health Crisis Surrounding Natural Gas Extraction

Pamela has sent you a story from Democracy Now!, a daily independent radio and TV news program:

About 30 states allow hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the natural gas drilling process that injects millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals deep into the earth in order to break up shale rock and release natural gas. New York has imposed a partial moratorium on the drilling process pending the outcome of an environmental impact study this July. Yesterday, New York state lawmakers held a hearing on the health impacts of fracking, an issue that until now has received little media attention. We talk with Sandra Steingraber, a biologist who testified at the hearing. She is author of Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis. [includes rush transcript]

To read, listen to, or watch the whole story:
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/5/27/sandra_steingraber_on_the_health_crisis

The person who sent you the story added the following comments:
Take Heed it is here in Queensland Now..


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