Doctors should be free to address impact

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Reading the Dec. 22 editorial “Local Control: Pa. Justices Resurrect a Lost Principle on Drilling,” I was amazed at the comment concerning the so-called medical gag rule provision. Apparently the gas industry does not want the doctors telling patients about health impacts of gas drilling. I can understand that; they are in the business of drilling and making money.

What I do not understand is that our politicians were even considering preventing doctors from telling patients of the health impacts. That to me is a crime, and whatever politician was responsible for that provision should be made to explain. The scary part is what else are we not being told.

I am for gas drilling; we need power, and I think gas can be a clean alternative. However, we also need environmental restrictions on drilling to protect our environment and our health.

CHUCK MAHONEY
West Mifflin


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