"EPA Launches Marcellus Shale Watchdog Program"

"The EPA wants YOU. Uncle Sam's chief environmental agency is launching a citizens' watchdog program to help track water pollution and waste disposal related to natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale.

It's called Eyes on Drilling, and it encourages people to report suspicious activity related to federal officials through a toll-free hotline. That includes location, time and date of problems; materials, equipment and vehicles involved; and observable environmental impacts, according to a press release issued this month.

The number: (877) 919-4372. Information about the program: www.epa.gov/region03/marcellus_shale/tipline.html."

Tom Wilber reports for the Ithaca Journal February 10, 2010.

Thursday, February 11, 2010