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Study of Pavillion, WY Confirms What the EPA Knew Years Ago: Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch
WASHINGTON -

“This study echoes what hundreds of other scientific investigations across the nation have already shown: drilling and fracking contaminates drinking water. Had the EPA finalized its own study with similar findings on Pavillion years ago, we might have already turned the corner toward a clean energy future. But sadly the EPA continues to look the other way, much to the delight of the oil and gas industry. It’s time for the Obama Administration to deal with reality and address contamination from fracking in places like Pavillion, Wyoming, Dimock, Pennsylvania, and Parker County, Texas.”

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