A coalition of people who live and work near the drilling rigs that have allowed the U.S. to see incredible booms in oil and gas production is in Washington, D.C. this week demanding that both government and industry be held accountable when drilling causes health and environmental problems.
Members of the “Stop the Frack Attack” coalition held a forum today because, as their website states:
Impacted communities [are] “experts” schooled in the curriculum of hard knocks doled out by the oil and gas industry.
In total, 16 people spoke at the forum representing eight different states. They included ranchers, mothers, librarians, nurses, and former industry employees. They came from various political backgrounds — in fact, one speaker held up the Constitution, the Bible, and his badge from the...