Dimock http://wesa.fm en To Clear the Air, Some in Susquehanna County Leave the Fracking Debate Behind http://wesa.fm/post/clear-air-some-susquehanna-county-leave-fracking-debate-behind <p>Two years ago, Victoria Switzer and her neighbors had stopped speaking.<br /><br />Switzer was one of the residents of Dimock who claimed natural gas drilling had ruined their water supplies. The small village in Susquehanna County became synonymous with flaming taps and jugs of muddy brown drinking water.<br /><br />But the media blitz angered her neighbors, the Teels, who said it ignored the economic benefits of drilling.<br /><br />The reporters, the activists and the industry haven’t gone away, but things have started to change.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:02:21 +0000 Katie Colaneri | StateImpact PA 20406 at http://wesa.fm To Clear the Air, Some in Susquehanna County Leave the Fracking Debate Behind Leaked EPA Fracking Report Reports Leaks http://wesa.fm/post/leaked-epa-fracking-report-reports-leaks <p>A PowerPoint presentation leaked to reporters at the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-epa-dimock-20130728,0,4847442.story">LA Times</a> and other news agencies implies that methane from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, did contaminate wells in Dimock, PA.&nbsp; The report comes from a regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency. Many believe the information was not disclosed as a result of pressure from lobbyists and political figures at the national level.&nbsp;</p><p>According to the PowerPoint, the regional mid-Atlantic office of the EPA did not agree with the national decision to close the investigation in Dimock. Susan Phillips, Energy Reporter for StateImpact PA and <a href="http://tomwilber.blogspot.com/2013/03/pa-dep-considers-fracking-in-dimock.html">shale gas reporter and author, Tom Wilber</a> explained the difficult nature of regulating fracking and natural gas.</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:30:18 +0000 Katherine Blackley 14076 at http://wesa.fm Leaked EPA Fracking Report Reports Leaks