Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund have found large problems with SDWA and how the Act protects drinking water from certain oil and gas and uranium mining activities. A groundbreaking report and a white paper, released in January 2015, explores two SDWA programs - the Aquifer Exemption Program and the Under Injection Control Class II Program.
Michael and Noelle live in Timnath.
Here is their story:
"We moved our family here last year and by March, we found out that they were doing seismic testing. I - along with a group of concerned neighbors - began to wonder if hydraulic fracturing was being planned in our community. That March I attended a town meeting and asked the Mayor and town council for public hearings regarding the oil and gas activity. The Mayor said that the council was aware of the testing and assured me that there would be further discussion with residents of the town regarding any future development.
This is their story:
"The activity of the fracking industry has impacted my entire family.
We have frequently noticed foul smells when we open our back door to go outside. When the rigs are going, the lights illuminate our entire back patio, our master bedroom, and the backside of our house. The light from flares burning also shine into our home when they are going at night. I can no longer sit on the back porch to enjoy the peace and quiet, all that I see or hear is a fracking rig.
Carl lives in Greeley.
This is his story:
"Nobody wants semis driving down your neighborhood street, but that's what we have here.
Our town has been completely changed by fracking. My neighbors have been displaced, my community has been turned upside down, and fracking wells have been built all over the place. This area has a lot of seniors, students, and handicapped individuals, and we've all been impacted. This is my home, and my neighbors and I deserve to have a say when our safety and quality of life is disrupted."
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