Water For Dimock

High Methane in Pennsylvania Water Deemed Safe by EPA

Tests by the Environmental Protection Agency of water in Dimock, Pennsylvania, found elevated levels of methane consistent with leakage from gas drilling nearby, according to scientists who reviewed the data.

Tell Lisa Jackson: Dimock Needs Water

Despite the EPA’s attempts to downplay their own science, recent test results vindicate Dimock residents who have for years bravely spoken out about how natural gas drilling poisoned their water.

So, is Dimock’s Water Really Safe to Drink?

By Abrahm Lustgarten

March 20, 2012

When the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that tests showed the water is safe to drink in Dimock, Penn., a national hot spot for concerns about fracking, it seemed to vindicate the energy industry’s insistence that drilling had not caused pollution in the area.

EPA Water Test Results Prove Fracking Contamination in Dimock

Gasland Director, Water Defense call results “a vindication” of residents’ complaints, Call on EPA to Compel PA to Action and Provide Replacement Water

Fracking: Pennsylvania Gags Physicians

A new Pennsylvania law endangers public health by forbidding health care professionals from sharing information they learn about certain chemicals and procedures used in high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing.

Environmentalists Critical of EPA’s Dimock Results, EPA Releases Sampling Plan

By Susan Phillips

March 16, 2012

Envi­ron­men­tal groups say the EPA jumped the gun by releas­ing only a hand­ful of Dimock water results before all house­holds’ tests were com­plete. The Sierra Club issued a state­ment Thurs­day night declar­ing their sup­port for the res­i­dents along Carter road who say Cabot Oil and Gas caused their water wells to run foul.

Water Defense Cries Foul on EPA Statement

During an investigation into water contamination linked to fracking, with only partial results from less than 20% of households involved, EPA's Region 3 office issued a press release implying that Dimock, PA's water is safe to drink.

Anti-fracking advocates send NY water to Pa. town

Advocates trying to keep the natural-gas drilling industry out of New York took clean water Tuesday to a northeastern Pennsylvania village where about a dozen households have been scrambling after a gas driller blamed for polluting the aquifer halted daily water deliveries.

Celebs and Officials Collect Emergency Water for Hydro-Fracking Victims in Pennsylvania

Actor Mark Ruffalo and film director Josh Fox denounced a controversial form of gas drilling this morning at New York's City Hall, where they collected water to bring to 11 Pennsylvania families whose tap water is flammable. Their well water has been contaminated since 2008, when the Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. leased their land to use for hydraulic fracturing, or hydro-fracking.

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