EPA backed down from protecting families with water contaminated by fracking in Texas
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.
Help uncover another dirty secret of the fracking industry.
Sharon Wilson, Gulf Region Organizer.
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