Support sound science, not industry politics
People near Pavillion, Wyoming have lived with contaminated groundwater for over 10 years. Their water is black, tastes bad, and smells like petroleum. The air is foul. Some have lost the sense of smell and taste. Others suffer chronic headaches and fatigue. Property values have dropped.
When local farmers and ranchers appealed to the state government for relief, they got the cold shoulder.
So, they went to the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency conducted a three-year long rigorous scientific investigation. EPA’s preliminary results show that drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and oil and gas production are likely responsible for the groundwater contamination.
If EPA’s results hold up after review by independent scientists, this study will mark the first time the federal government has firmly connected fracking with groundwater pollution.
Oil and gas companies and their friends in Wyoming state government are unhappy with this investigation. In response, they've attacked the EPA and the study. Industry is spending lots of money running commercials around the country claiming fracking has never been proven to pollute groundwater.
Don't let the oil and gas industry have the last word. Help the farmers and ranchers harmed by this bad water. Farmers and ranchers in the Pavillion area deserve better protection of their water, air, and health.
Send a message today urging EPA to continue using sounds science to find out what's polluting Pavillion area water and to stand strong against political attempts to influence the study.
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