Pavillion Residents Upset Over Federal Hearing on Fracking

Pavillion Residents Upset Over Federal Hearing on Fracking
Pavillion Residents Upset Over Federal Hearing on Fracking

A study by the EPA has linked groundwater contamination in the Pavillion area to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” as it is best known. Last week a hearing was held by a Congressional Subcommittee on the matter; however, nobody from the tight knit community in Wyoming was invited to testify. Pavillion rancher John Fenton says ever since the report tentatively linked fracking to pollution, the science has been attacked.

Pavillion resident Louis Meeks says he and others are thankful the E-P-A tested water supplies, and he wants the agency to be allowed to continue its research and reporting. He describes the effects contaminated water has had on his family.

Jeff Locker also lives in Pavillion, and wants a chance to tell his story to Congress.

Public comments on the E-P-A's report are being accepted through March 12th.

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