State and national children’s advocates and child health groups today called on New York State officials to broaden their assessments of the impacts of high volume hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) as a method of tapping underground natural gas deposits to include child health impacts and impacts on schools.
Pennsylvania's smallest - and most vulnerable - citizens deserve clean air and methane-free water fountains when they go to school, right? Are we seriously at the point where we're knowingly exposing school children to toxic air pollution, potential water contamination and massive truck traffic? Apparently, we are.
This research brief discusses findings from a survey of 940 school district superintendents, high school principals, high school directors of curriculum and instruction, and directors of Career and Technology Centers (CTCs) across the 17 intermediate units located within Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale region.