This Australian media coverage, coming in at under two minutes, provides the most powerful overview yet for the new study, “Gas Drilling Impacts on Human and Animal Health,” just published in January by Bamberger and Oswald. All credit to Doctors for the Environment in Australia.
Bamberger and Oswald spent a year meticulously documenting animal and human illnesses, reproductive failures and animal deaths due to fracking (including more than 108 cows which died after drinking water contaminated by fracking) in 6 gas drilling states. They call for a halt on shale gas drilling until more data can be collected.
Given the industry’s overwhelming success in keeping their toxic secrets secret (using the Halliburton Loophole and non-disclosure clauses in lawsuits nationwide, as well as Pennsylvania’s new medical secrecy requirements in HB1950, the impact fee bill that’s now state law), that could be a while.
TVNL Comment: Watch the video here.