Funding needed to research possible adverse effects of gas drilling

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | 9:38 p.m. CDT

PITTSBURGH — Is gas drilling ruining the air, polluting the water and making people sick? The evidence is sketchy and inconclusive, but a lack of serious funding is delaying efforts to resolve those pressing questions and creating a vacuum that could lead to a crush of lawsuits, some experts say.