Stories from the Frontline

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How US authorities mishandled and downplayed complaints of water contamination from fracking

After a two-year analysis, investigative journalists Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman have uncovered 9 ways that officials at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have kept drinking water contamination across Pennsylvania “off the books” since fracking began in 2004. Troutman...
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When Lancashire Went Frack Free

Ebony Ava Johnson is a founding member of the ‘Frack Free Lancashire’ campaign. She began as a concerned resident and mother.  We started the Frack Free Lancashire campaign just a year ago. In Lancashire alone, there are now over 40 groups united against fracking. This week, Frack Free...
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The List of the Harmed

This ever-expanding list began as a web blog project in Pennsylvania to catalogue verifiable reports of harmful results connected to the new Shale Gas exploration that swept across the State from around 2006 onwards. News of the blog spread, and soon reports were coming in from thousands of...
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A Warning from Pennsylvania to the UK

Jenny Lysak, a resident of Central Pennsylvania, has compiled the List of the Harmed which documents over 6,000 cases of people who have been harmed by fracking. Jenny sent this letter to Talk Fracking and the whole of the UK to let us know about her experience from America. The fracking...
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Anna Hansen – Friends of the Harmed

40 Year Battle With Water Contamination Due to Drilling In 1974, the U.S. Congress passed a law called “The Safe Drinking Water Act”, or SDWA. In the same year, Congress also passed the “Clean Air Act”. In 2005 the Bush and Cheney administration exempted only the oil and gas industry...
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Julie Wassmer – East Kent Against Fracking

 Julie Wassmer is a freelance writer and author, member of the campaign groups ‘East Kent Against Fracking’ and ‘Mothers Against Fracking’.  She also sits on the Environment Committee of Kent's Campaign for Protection of Rural England. The Government claims fracking must not become a...