Hill Briefing: EPA Fracking Investigations: A Community Perspective

EPA Fracking Investigations: A Community Perspective

Wednesday, February 5th at 1:30pm

Cannon House Office Building 402

The rise of domestic oil and gas development, including fracking, has created a need to learn more about the health and environmental impacts. Residents of Pavillion, Wyoming, Dimock, Pennsylvania and Parker County, Texas have all experienced these impacts firsthand.

These communities have been profiled in the Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland and its sequel, and have also been the subject of EPA investigations into drinking water contamination. Despite the high profile of these cases, and clear evidence that oil and gas operations were was the root cause of the contamination, families in these communities currently go without safe, clean drinking water.

Speakers:

John Fenton: Chair, Pavillion Area Concerned Citizens, a community group dedicated to educating and empowering local residents in Fremont County and surrounding areas to the impacts of oil and gas development

Josh Fox: Academy Award-nominated director of Gasland

Ray Kemble: Dimock, Pennsylvania resident whose water was contaminated by drilling.

Steve Lipsky: Parker County, Texas resident whose contaminated well became the subject of an EPA emergency order.

Craig Stevens: Sixth generation Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania landowner, founder of Marcellus Patriots for Land Rights

Please RSVP to Lauren at lpagel@earthworksaction.org

Sponsored by Congressman Matthew Cartwright