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Texas To Investigate Health Risk Of Living Near Drilling Sites

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Libby Willis, President of Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations
Dramatic increases in the amount of oil and gas being produced in Texas has brought with it an increase in air pollution. That could be a threat to people living near well sites. But there's conflicting information about the threat — and whether it's already meant higher cancer rates in some places. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling begins our story in North Texas.
The five counties where there was the most drilling saw a rise in breast cancer."
—Josh Fox narrates "The Sky is Pink"

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...