Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Update on Hydro-Fracking in NYS

Shale Shocked: Fracking Gets Its Own Occupy Movement Read article about grassroots activism upstate - from TomDispatch.com: http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175492/tomgram%3A_ellen_cantarow%2C_an_environmental_occupy_fracks_corporate_america/

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-mg- said...

Federal regulators said Thursday they will deliver drinking water to four households near natural gas wells in the embattled town of Dimock, casting doubt on Pennsylvania's decision to allow a Marcellus Shale operator to halt deliveries in December.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also said it will conduct its own water sampling at 61 homes in the rural Susquehanna County township "to further assess whether any residents are being exposed to hazardous substances that cause health concerns."

"EPA is working diligently to understand the situation in Dimock and address residents' concerns," said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. "We believe that the information provided to us by the residents deserves further review, and conducting our own sampling will help us fill information gaps."