Public Herald 30-Month Report Finds DEP Fracking Complaint Investigations Are “Cooked” & Shredded

Nearly 40 days after losing her drinking water, Christine Pepper received a certified determination letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at her home in Leroy Twp., Bradford County. The letter would tell her whether fracking was to blame.

Halfway down the first page it read “analytical results do not reveal any impacts from oil and gas activity” meaning the DEP investigation for Complaint #302587 determined the drilling and fracking next to her home did not impact her water supply. According to the state, the drinking water that nurtured her family’s farm for over 50 years was still safe.

“The Department considers this case closed and does not anticipate any further action in relation to this matter.”


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Update on Lancashire fracking appeals and judicial review

RAG, which opposed both applications, has argued that “there is no credible need” for the monitors because the fracking application had been refused. In seeking a judicial review, it said:

“Win or lose, the hearing demonstrates the importance of the principle that littering the Fylde with unnecessary industrial paraphernalia cannot be allowed”.

“It is certain that this High Court hearing will not be the end of an opposition which will never go away”.


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