Last month, the EPA released preliminary results of their investigation of water contamination in Pavilion, Wyoming. The EPA’s results were released as a draft report and they determined that, yes, oil and gas development, including hydraulic fracturing, is the culprit.
This is could put an end to the Big Gas Mafia’s claim that fracking has never, ever contaminated any water, cross my black heart.
And so the oil and gas industry, and its friends in the Wyoming state government, are pulling out all the stops to block and delegitimize the EPA study before it becomes final.
If you want to read about the attempts to hijink the study and what the Pavilion residents have to say, click over to EARTHblog.