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Public Meeting: Fracking Risks to Drinking Water for Arlington, Fairfax, DC Metro Area

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By Dusty Horwitt

January 17, 2014

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Public Meeting Monday, January 27, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., three blocks from the Ballston Metro station

Major D.C. area water providers, local governments and conservation organizations have warned that an impending U.S. Forest Service decision on whether to allow fracking and horizontal drilling for natural gas in the George Washington National Forest could threaten a range of resources – including the headwaters of the Potomac River, the D.C. area’s major drinking water source. The Forest Service could make a decision to allow the practice in the coming weeks.

Michelle’s Earth Foundation and Earthworks are hosting the public meeting to inform citizens and policymakers about this issue. Speakers will include Nicole Condon, Water Communications Coordinator, External Affairs, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and Dusty Horwitt, Senior Analyst at Earthworks.


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