THE LATEST IN FRACKING HEALTH STUDIES
For years, environmentalists and the gas drilling industry have been in a pitched battle over the health implications of hydrofracking. But to a great extent, the debate -- and the emerging lawsuits and the various proposed regulations in states -- has been hampered by a shortage of science. In 2011, when ProPublica first reported on health problems afflicting people living near gas-drilling operations, only a handful of health studies had been published. Three years later, the science is far from settled, but there is a growing body of research to consider.