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From ‘Democracy Now:’ Obama’s Support for Natural Gas Drilling a Painful Moment for Communities Exposed to Fracking…

“Last week, President Obama called the United States “the Saudi Arabia of natural gas” in a speech about boosting domestic energy production. That concerns Wyoming farmer John Fenton, who already has more than two dozen gas wells on his property. The Environmental Protection Agency ruled in December that water contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming, was a result natural gas extraction and the controversial technique known as fracking. ‘Things changed pretty rapidly,’ Fenton says, after fracking took place on his land near Pavillion, and he now has to ship in water for drinking. ‘It didn’t take long to notice significant impacts to the water, the change to smell like diesel fuel. Methane was bubbling in the water. We had neighbors that actually had livestock die from drinking the water.'”


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