EPA Fracking Hearing in Canonsburg July 22nd – public invited to show your concern

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YOUR Presence Needed at EPA Fracking Study Hearing, July 22

July 22, 2010
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The U.S. EPA wants to hear from the public about a proposed study of the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing (also known as “hydrofracking”).

no frack sign
Curb-side sign in Ithaca, NY.
Photo: P. Wray

Take Action Now – Let EPA know about YOUR experiences with contaminated water and the need to protect your drinking water. A coalition of environmental groups will hold a joint press conference before the meeting.

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Thursday, July 22
Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh/Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317

You do not need to speak publicly at this meeting, BUT YOUR PRESENCE WILL SEND A STRONG MESSAGE to regulators that the public cares about what EPA does to regulate this new Marcellus gas industry. Large crowds have participated in similar meetings in Texas and Colorado, so ATTENDEES and SPEAKERS should register HERE

Hydrofracking is used to release natural gas trapped deep underground. Currently unregulated, the EPA is just beginning to examine hydrofracking’s potential impact on drinking water, human health and the environment. Much of the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing are unknown.

The purpose of this Scoping Meeting is for EPA to:

  • promote discussion of the public engagement process,
  • determine the scope of the study,
  • establish perspectives on risks,
  • gain public data that may inform the study,
  • and identify the data gaps.