In the Shadow of the Marcellus Boom
Gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale could put Pennsylvania’s children, elderly and other vulnerable populations at risk. From Pittsburgh to Scranton, gas companies have already drilled more than 3,000 hydraulic fracturing wells, and the state has issued permits for thousands more. Permitted well sites exist within two miles of more than 320 day care facilities, 67 schools and nine hospitals statewide.
Click here to find hospitals, day care facilities and schools located near drilling sites.