Posted on April 30, 2013

In the grossly under-regulated fracking industry, industry sponsored loopholes as well as a lack of common sense in both federal and state laws, leaves us all vulnerable to the health risks of fracking. Breast Cancer Action is extremely concerned about fracking’s impact on public health, and so is a growing movement of individuals and organizations across the country. This webinar provides an informative overview on fracking, its impacts on human health and what we need to do to protect public health and stop cancer before it starts.

The webinar was hosted by Breast Cancer Action’s own Annie Sartor, Policy and Campaigns Coordinator, and joined by, Jennifer Krill, Executive Director of Earthworks and Karen Joy Miller, Environmental Chair New York State Breast Cancer Network, member organization Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc.

The webinar:

  • Described the process of fracking and why it is harmful
  • Explained how fracking introduces cancer risks into communities
  • Clarified what we know about fracking and its connections to breast cancer
  • Described what a precautionary approach would look like
  • Talked about how can you get involved

As our friend and fellow activist Sandra Steingraber says, “The burden of proof belongs on the shoulders of the gas industry to demonstrate safety, not on the backs of women, who will have to suffer and die in order to prove without a doubt that fracking causes breast cancer.”