Concerned citizens gathered outside an EPA hearing in Denver to demand a change in the EPA’s ‘Haliburton’ loophole.
Testifying with them, was former EPA official Wes Wilson who filed a Whistleblower lawsuit against the EPA.
Mr. Wilson was there specifically to testify about the EPA allowing Oil and Gas companies to inject toxic chemicals into the ground for the purpose of Hydraulic Fracturing, without disclosing those chemicals for public review as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. This is known as the ‘Haliburton loophole’ passed in 2005.
Wes Wilson, who was featured in Josh Fox’s ‘Gasland’, had a lot of community groups with him including What the Frack and Food and Watch as well as families – many of whom have suffered directly from fracking fluid contamination on their land.