There is a lot of news coming out of Arkansas today.
First came the news that a class action suit was filed by law firm Deal Cooper and Holton of Memphis, Tennessee on behalf of the citizens of Arkansas whose water has been affected by natural gas drilling.
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Then we learn that Clinton, Arkansas has fracking chemicals in the city water supply. The initial TV report keeps changing so I’m getting my information from the Arkansas Times and from KUAR Public Radio.
They found about 20 barrels of chemicals used in natural gas drilling in the Choctaw creek.
Mayor Roger Rorie is upset because they were in Choctaw Creek, which provides the town’s drinking water and were located just a few miles upstream from its water treatment plant.
“It goes straight to our water intake and it’s fracking fluids in 55 gallon drums,” Rorie said. “We don’t know how much of it has leaked out.”
Has anybody heard that “good neighbor” line lately? I sure haven’t.
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