Blurred lines between the parent company and subsidiaries could leave utility customers paying more in the long run.
FirstEnergy’s financial predicament didn’t spring up overnight.
A new treatment method could allow drillers to clean and process wastewater on-site instead of transporting to wells.
Ohio communities with high levels of fracking activity had 20 percent higher rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea. Ohio’s shale gas country has had higher rates for two sexually transmitted diseases in the wake of the industry’s rapid expansion, new research reports. The study from a team at the Yale School of Public Health adds to a growing body of knowledge exploring public health and social impacts of the fracking boom. PLOS One published the report on March 23. What does the study say? “The bottom line of our study was that we found that counties with high levels of fracking activity had 20 percent higher rates of two major sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, chlamydia and gonorrhea,” said lead study author Nicole Deziel, an epidemiologist at Yale.
The Danish study did not determine the actual risk of debris being thrown from turbines.