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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Oppose hydraulic fracturing

To the Editor:

The Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act is being reconsidered by the Illinois Legislature.  It was passed in 2013, in spite of much opposition to the law by residents. Since then, research has found fracturing is not safe. 

Research has indicated that in the vast majority of publications on the health effects of fracking, 86 percent found risks or adverse health. A Johns Hopkins University study published in July 2016, analyzed medical records of over 35,000 asthma patients, ages 5 to 90 years old. Findings indicated a statistically significant association between proximity to active fracking operations and mild to severe asthma exacerbation.

An earlier study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins found that expectant mothers living near heavy fracking in Pennsylvania were significantly more likely to experience a high-risk pregnancy or give birth prematurely.

Research indicates that fracking is dangerous and causes major health problems. We can’t waver. We need to have a thorough ban on fracking in Illinois. 

Meryl Greer Domina

DeKalb

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