Here in Buckingham it is difficult to imagine fracking will ever be an issue. But this is a reminder to all those who might seek to profit directly or indirectly from this venture that there are very human costs to our brothers and sisters. This pipeline cannot be separated from the costs of fracking to our neighbors who are being used to supply the gas that will flow.

Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, new research suggests.

Source: Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Premature Birth

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