31 Jan '17, 8pm

#Exxon #Fracking Linked to 176 Official Complaints in Rural PA

“U.S. energy policy on fracking is a two-sided story where on one hand politicians and companies like Exxon have promised American farmers that fracking would create energy independence, then they turned around and signed deals to export that farmer's oil and gas overseas. Meanwhile, too often, farmers were left with reduced royalty checks, contaminated drinking water, and acres of unusable land. In Pennsylvania, we now know … that the PA DEP suppressed complaints from thousands of residents who said fracking impacted their drinking water. And, we also know the US EPA downplayed risks of fracking to drinking water in their national study — excluding these thousands of complaints. In both cases, state and federal agencies have deceived the public about the risks of fracking to the nation's drinking water supplies. The implications are people are being impacted every day — t...

Full article: https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/01/31/rex-tillerson-exxon...

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