In this July 27, 2011 file photo, the sun shines over a Range Resources well site in Washington, Pa. The company is one of many drilling into the Marcellus Shale layer deep underground and "fracking" the area to release natural gas. The federal government needs to track safety hazards tied to thousands of unregulated pipelines gathering new oil and gas supplies released through the fracking process, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Politics May be Keeping Doctors’ Hands Tied in Treating ‘Fracking’ Symptoms

(MintPress) – Just as oil speculation plays a role in the natural gas industry, more are speculating the effects hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, has on human health. In February, the state of Pennsylvania passed a law that acts as a gag order on doctors who feel that a patient’s symptoms could be caused by […]