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Drawing on news investigations, government assessments and more than 1,200 peer-reviewed research articles, the study finds that fracking – shooting chemical-laden fluid into deep rock layers to release oil and gas – is poisoning the air, contaminating the water and imperiling the health of Americans ...
The oil fields of the Uintah Basin, located southeast of Vernal, Utah. (AP Photo / The Salt Lake ... On December 12, the Bureau of Land Management will auction off more than 66,000 acres in Utah for oil and gas drilling, including parcels very close to Dinosaur National Monument. Several potential drilling ...

The Bureau of Land Management's next auction of oil and gas leases in Utah is under fire from a multitude of environmental, public health and ... 40 other parcels nominated by the oil and gas industry for this year's lease auction out of its east-central Utah district, served by the Vernal and Price field offices.
If maps Utah has submitted to the Interior Department are a guide, Bears Ears National Monument will be drastically cut in size. The state's vision, shared with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, is to shrink Bears Ears to one-tenth its current 1.35 million acres, scaling the southeastern Utah monument down to ...
On October 24th, 2012, several agents from Pennsylvania General Energy, an oil-and-gas exploration company, met privately with local officials from the rural western Pennsylvania community of Grant Township. Fracking was booming in Pennsylvania, and PGE had been trucking tens of thousands of ...
More than 45,000 acres of public land in Utah were approved for fracking in 2015, causing several environmentally friendly focused companies to file formal ... The sale includes parcels of land from the Bureau of Land Management's Moab, Price, Vernal and Fillmore field offices in central and eastern Utah ...

In January, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on the fracking boomtown of Vernal, Utah. It described how a midwife named Donna Young was attacked and demonized for drawing attention to an increase in stillbirths in the town and its resistance to the idea that the industry that provides half its annual ...
"Before they started spreading their cheer about me, I usually had 18 to 25 clients a year, and a spotless reputation in the state," says Young, the primary midwife to service Vernal, Utah, a boom-and-bust town of 10,000 people in the heart of the fracked-gas gold rush of the Uintah Basin. A hundred and fifty ...
Using a portion of $100 million in mineral lease returns from energy companies, Vernal built a $15-million City Hall complex. ... In the end, county officials asked the state to investigate, and the Utah Department of Health is now studying infant mortality rates from 1991 to 2013 in Vernal and two other towns ...
VERNAL, Utah — The smartphone-sized grave marker is nearly hidden in the grass at Rock Point Cemetery. The name printed on ... In two phases of research, she has gathered samples in Colorado's Garfield County and is currently exposing pregnant mice to fracking fluids in her lab. She will be looking ...
The oil fields of the Uintah Basin, located southeast of Vernal, Utah. (AP Photo / The Salt Lake ... On December 12, the Bureau of Land Management will auction off more than 66,000 acres in Utah for oil and gas drilling, including parcels very close to Dinosaur National Monument. Several potential drilling ...
(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Oilfields of the Uinta Basin southeast of Vernal. seen in 2012. Environmental, public health and wilderness advocates are protesting a Dec. 11 auction by the Bureau of Land Management of oil and gas leases on 94,000 acres in eastern Utah, claiming the leases will ...
If maps Utah has submitted to the Interior Department are a guide, Bears Ears National Monument will be drastically cut in size. The state's vision, shared with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, is to shrink Bears Ears to one-tenth its current 1.35 million acres, scaling the southeastern Utah monument down to ...
The oil production in that area has destroyed any scenic quality outside of the canyon itself and the odor from the settling ponds associated with fracking, can make you nauseous while walking around the area trails. Eastern Utah and north western Colorado has been ravaged by the greed of oil and gas ...
Fracking was booming in Pennsylvania, and PGE had been trucking tens of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater to faraway injection wells in Ohio. Developing an injection well somewhere in Pennsylvania could save the company around $2 million a year, and Grant Township, a swath of woods ...
More than 45,000 acres of public land in Utah were approved for fracking in 2015, causing several environmentally friendly focused companies to file formal ... The sale includes parcels of land from the Bureau of Land Management's Moab, Price, Vernal and Fillmore field offices in central and eastern Utah ...
Have You Read Rolling Stone's Coverage On High Rate of Stillbirths in Frack-Heavy Vernal, Utah? ... first published information about this spike in neonatal deaths in a May 16, 2014 article about Donna Young, the Vernal midwife who first brought the problem to the attention of Utah public health officials.

In January, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on the fracking boomtown of Vernal, Utah. It described how a midwife named Donna Young was attacked and demonized for drawing attention to an increase in stillbirths in the town and its resistance to the idea that the industry that provides half its annual ...
"Before they started spreading their cheer about me, I usually had 18 to 25 clients a year, and a spotless reputation in the state," says Young, the primary midwife to service Vernal, Utah, a boom-and-bust town of 10,000 people in the heart of the fracked-gas gold rush of the Uintah Basin. A hundred and fifty ...
Seth Lyman, an air-quality researcher for Utah State University here, also doubts oil drilling is responsible, calling it "extremely unlikely that poor air quality in Vernal is the primary cause of an infant mortality epidemic." Yet air quality has been an issue in Vernal. A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...
RBC | The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) held a hearing on proposed new and amended regulations to modernize and improve the state's oversight of oil and gas operation emissions on Oct. 25 in Vernal, ... “We went to Vernal to support the DAQ's efforts to improve oversight of oil and gas operations.
The mine is on land leased from Utah's School and Institutional Trust ... When we drove south from Vernal across the Uinta Basin, the sun rose and ... Road, the more pump jacks and fracking rigs took over the landscape.
This is what matters more than anything else in northeastern Utah.” ... Those comes from what happens later—drilling and fracking wells and ... out of its east-central Utah district, served by the Vernal and Price field offices.
At Utah's Fantasy Canyon, legends in the wind, natural wonders and .... the settling ponds associated with fracking, can make you nauseous ...
Fracking was booming in Pennsylvania, and PGE had been trucking tens of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater to faraway injection ...
The administration allowed a broad and controversial expansion of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which infuriated many conservation groups ...
While fracking has its benefits, the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club claims it ... Price, Vernal and Fillmore field offices in central and eastern Utah ...
... Coverage On High Rate of Stillbirths in Frack-Heavy Vernal, Utah? ... and the high density of wells and fracking ongoing in the Uintah Basin.
In January, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on the fracking boomtown of Vernal, Utah. It described how a midwife named Donna Young was ...
But in Vernal, a town literally built by oil, raising questions about the safety of fracking will brand you a traitor and a target. "Me and my kids are ...
Seth Lyman, an air-quality researcher for Utah State University here, also doubts oil drilling is ... Yet air quality has been an issue in Vernal.
Like most Odessans, Sivalls watches oil price fluctuations, but he says the rig count is less relevant now that the fracking revolution lets drillers get multiple ... Casper, Wyo., and Williston, N.D., and sales offices in Houston, Hobbs, N.M., Rock Springs and Evansville, Wyo., Wheatland, Okla., and Vernal, Utah.
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2017, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for ...
Fracking was booming in Pennsylvania, and PGE had been trucking tens of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater to faraway injection ...
Vernal, UT -- Earthworks released a video taken April 25 showing massive amounts of otherwise invisible air pollution on public lands in Utah, ...
The administration allowed a broad and controversial expansion of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which infuriated many conservation groups ...
While fracking has its benefits, the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club claims it ... Price, Vernal and Fillmore field offices in central and eastern Utah ...
... Coverage On High Rate of Stillbirths in Frack-Heavy Vernal, Utah? ... Rolling Stone author Paul Solotaroff writes that Vernal has “ozone ...
In January, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on the fracking boomtown of Vernal, Utah. It described how a midwife named Donna Young was ...
But in Vernal, a town literally built by oil, raising questions about the safety of fracking will brand you a traitor and a target. "Me and my kids are ...
Seth Lyman, an air-quality researcher for Utah State University here, also doubts oil drilling is ... Yet air quality has been an issue in Vernal.
When Young attended the child's memorial at a cemetery in the town of Vernal a few days later, a woman pointed out a few other fresh graves.
The oil fields in Nevada may not look like this unless protesters can stop fracking in Nevada. AP File - In this February 7, 2012, file photo, shows the oil fields of the Uintah Basin, southeast of Vernal, Utah. A federal report finds the agency tasked ...
Carl's son, Matt Smith, was killed in 2014 by a fracking blast while working for Halliburton in Mead, Colorado. Now when Matt's daughter, ... Jim Richardson stands outside his truck in the oil fields near his home in Vernal, Utah. Richardson, who has ...
Smog from the drilling fields near Pinedale, Wyoming has turned once-pristine air into an industrial brown cloud. Near the gas fields of Vernal, Utah, infant mortality has spiked. In western Colorado, nurses poisoned by fracking fluids were unable to ...
On the day of the explosion, July 25, 2007, Garcia was part of what is called a workover crew, which cleans out a gas well after it has been used for fracking. There are only two safety measures that would keep the gas where Garcia was working from ...
Lincoln Brown is the former News and Program Director for KVEL radio in Vernal, Utah. He hosted "The ... Stuttgart has said that it will not invest in companies that are involved in oil, coal, fracking, shale gas or anything that is genetically ...
Scott Sheffield, the chief executive of Pioneer Natural Resources said on Thursday that improved methods of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have cut his company's costs to approximately two dollars on the barrel in some fields. That's enough, says ...
UINTAH AND OURAY INDIAN RESERVATION -- Atop a mesa in Utah's high desert, Tony Small looks out on miles and miles of tribal land -- land that is home to his people, the Ute Indian Tribe.
EID claims that Dr. Erin Hayes, who was a co-author of the article, has been a participant in anti-fracking events. EID also asserts that the authors of the study admitted that their sample sizes were too small, and that the "chief assumption used for ...


 

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