What’s Killing the Babies of Vernal?


“After Donna Young spoke to the media about the infant deaths, she received threats and now goes to bed with her .45 by her side.”


“Dr. Brian Moench says fracking pollution may be to blame for the stillborns.”

Eastern Utah’s Uinta Basin has experienced an oil and gas boom in recent years, due to fracking technology. But it has come with huge external costs, including some of the worst air pollution in the nation. With it has also come a tragic spike in infant deaths, six times the national average in 2013. Rolling Stone Magazine’s senior reporter, Paul Solotaroff, writes about it as only Paul can do in the latest edition, which features UPHE predominantly. Don’t miss it.

Download the article here, RS1238_FRACKING … or read it on the Rolling Stone Magazine website.

UPHE’s efforts to raise awareness over the tragic number of infant deaths in Utah’s oil patch has gained national attention.  Donate to help support our work!

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