League joins in the call for a comprehensive health assessment prior to fracking
April 17, 2013: Raleigh- Today, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) joined over 90 medical
professionals and 25 organizations calling on the North Carolina General Assembly and Governor Pat
McCrory to require that a health assessment be conducted before any fracking is allowed in North
Carolina. A letter requesting the health assessment will be sent to Legislators and the Governor. At the
press conference, health care providers spoke of the necessity of the health assessment and others held
signs saying, “First Do No Harm,” and “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”.
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