EPA backed down from protecting families with water contaminated by fracking in Texas
Demand to know why: ask the Inspector General to release his report
Back in 2010 the Lispsky family discovered they could light their water on fire, just after fracking began near their backyard.
Unfortunately, that symptom of contamination is all too common in gasland, but this time the EPA issued a rare emergency order, declaring that the Lipsky family was in immediate danger.
All signs pointed to fracking as the culprit, but just a year after scientific testing, EPA dropped the investigation.
We now have new information showing that the Lipskys are not the only family whose water became flammable shortly after fracking. But the EPA has been suspiciously quiet on the issue.
So, we’re calling on the Inspector General to release his report on what happened to the EPA’s investigation.
TAKE ACTION: Ask the Inspector General to release his report so we can see why EPA abandoned a scientific investigation of water contamination from fracking.
Help uncover another dirty secret of the fracking industry.
Sharon Wilson, Gulf Region Organizer.
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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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