After the industry ignored his complaints about the water, he and community members contacted the EPA. Fenton continues, “After over three years of studying they’ve come back with a draft report saying that the hydraulic fracturing has impacted the deep aquifers in the Pavillion area.”
He adds, “I am here today because I think that if instead of one person at a time speaking, we can get all of these voices across the nation, they’re going to have to pay attention to us.”
The Frack Attack Rally was the national launch for the movement to stop fracking by raising awareness, building coalitions and to put pressure on elected officials as a reminder that they represent the people and not corporations. Events and additional trainings will continue in Albany and New York City on August 24, 25 and 26, and in Pennsylvania on September 20 for Shale Gas Outrage, followed by actions throughout communities affected by fracking in the coming months.
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