Citizens Demand EPA Reopen Fracking-Related Pollution Investigations
Protestors delivered 200,000 signatures to President Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, protesters gathered at Lafayette Park, marched to the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters’ Ariel Rios building in Washington D.C., and delivered 250,000 signatures from concerned citizens across the U.S. The signatures demanded that the EPA reopen investigations into fracking-related pollution in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming.
When results from EPA's investigations at Dimock, Pa.; Parker County, Texas; and Pavillion, Wyo., showed evidence linking gas drilling and fracking operations to groundwater contamination, the Obama administration chose to "see no evil" and abandon the investigations.
Representatives from these communities have traveled to the nation’s capital to share their stories and to take a stand with the hundreds of thousands of Americans who signed the petition.