A glass of milky brown drinking water from a residential well in Dimock, Pennsylvania, after natural gas drilling operations began nearby. (Photo: Tim Shaffer / Reuters)
for background see: Cabot Guilty of Failure to Protect Water in Marcellus Shale
US Energy Future Hits Snag in Rural Pennsylvania
“I was getting excruciating stomach cramps after drinking the water,” Farnelli said in an interview at her farmhouse, cluttered as a home with eight children would be, while her husband, a night cook at a truck stop, slept on the couch.
“It felt like an appendicitis attack.”
Of course, the people who live where this is happening are poor. Go read the whole article about the animals losing fur and how Cabot admits the chemicals are dangerous.
Be sure to check out OGAP’s Hydraulic Fracture fact sheet.
Background on Hydraulic Fracturing: Dick Cheney and Halliburton: Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals in YOUR Drinking Water.
If you want your drinking water to be safe, we need to get H.R. 7231 passed! Protecting our water will take effort from everyone because Big Oil is resolute about continuing the polluting.
About Sharon Wilson
Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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