Exclusive by DeSmogBlog
DeSmogBlog (Los Angeles Times) has obtained a copy of an Obama Administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fracking groundwater contamination PowerPoint presentation describing a then-forthcoming study’s findings in Dimock, Pennsylvania.
The PowerPoint presentation reveals a clear link between hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for shale gas in Dimock and groundwater contamination, but was censored by the Obama Administration. Instead, the EPA issued an official desk statement in July 2012 – in the thick of election year – saying the water in Dimock was safe for consumption.
The EPA has also shut down fracking investigations in Wyoming and Texas. The early results of all three investigations showed that the EPA had evidence linking gas drilling and fracking operations to groundwater contamination; yet instead of protecting people in these areas, the EPA ignored its own scientific data and abandoned the investigations.
Food and Water Watch have now put out a call for everyone to send a message to the EPA.
Fill out the form [click HERE] and edit the message as you wish. They will deliver your messages to the new EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and President Obama to make sure the EPA does its job.
It is said of Gina McCarthy, the new EPA Administrator, “Gina McCarthy… has worked for and with both sides of the aisle to forge common-sense and science-based solutions to protect children, seniors, and the public health from dangerous pollution.” Let us ask her then, as a priority, to re-open these investigations and fearlessly publish their findings.