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Health Risks in Pennsylvania from Oil and Gas Air Pollution – UPDATE

December 17, 2018 Category: Climate Work Area: Methane

With 17% of the nation’s natural gas production and more than 8% of the nation’s oil and gas wells, compressors and processing plants located in the state, Pennsylvanians bear much of the health risks caused by oil and natural gas industry air pollution. And now, based on data from the EPA, we have evidence that oil and gas pollution in Pennsylvania is getting worse as oil and gas production continues to expand in the state.