Water for Dimock: Emergency aid needed for Pennsylvania fracking victims!
It wasn’t a flood or natural disaster that left 11 families in Dimock, PA without drinking water. The disaster in Dimock was created single-handedly by the Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation’s use of the hazardous drilling method known as fracking.
On December 1st, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) allowed the company to halt delivery of water to affected families, leaving them with only the toxic, flammable water that has made them ill and caused skin lesions.
The time has come to take action to support our friends in Dimock. Cabot Oil and Gas, and the Pennsylvania DEP are neglecting their responsibility to aid the people whose lives they damaged.
There are a couple important ways you can help the fracking victims in Dimock:
2. Sign our petition to demand that the PA Inspector General investigate the DEP's failure to protect citizens, and ask EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to intervene if the state agency refuses to do its job.
On December 6th, we will do the work of Cabot Oil & Gas and the Pennsylvania DEP for them. Residents of New York and Pennsylvania will deliver their own clean water to the affected families in Dimock. There will be a bus from NYC, and carpools from other locations. If you can join us, please sign up here. We'll be collecting water donations at the Brooklyn Commons in New York City on December 3th - 5th from 10-6 each day to take down to Dimock with us. Drop off address: 388 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217. Phone number: 347-689-3908.