EPA To Release Initial Results On Fracking Study

In what could be a pivotal moment in the debate over the natural gas drilling technique known as fracking, the federal EPA is set to outline initial study results on whether gas drilling affected the water supply of one now-famous Pennsylvania town.

Dimock, Pennsylvania was the center of the award-winning documentary “Gasland.” Many residents have banded together for a lawsuit, claiming fracking by Cabot Oil and Gas contaminated their wells with methane gas so badly that their water can now be set on fire.

Some other residents of Dimock say the claims have been overblown to help the lawsuit.