EPA frack finding fuels local opposition in Canandaigua Lake region

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the first time has implicated hydraulic fracturing — a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil and gas wells — for causing groundwater pollution. The EPA’s findings add fuel to a growing movement to protect watersheds and communities statewide. This past week, the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council became one of the latest groups to plead formally for protection from the gas drilling procedure, also called hydrofracking, which involves blasting chemical-laced water into the ground. The council consists of leaders representing the 14 municipalities dependent on Canandaigua Lake for their drinking water. Read more: http://j.mp/uLCxJe Graphic: EWG

Industry Tags: Fracking, Watershed
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