Everyone around here should know that the EPA has set up a new tip line for anyone who wants to report suspicious activity related to oil and gas development and production. You know, things like:
· Dumping produced water into creeks;
· Burying radioactive sludge in un-lined pits;
· Leaving radioactive pipes lying around; or
· The double whammy: dumping radioactive pits into radioactive creeks.
The EPA phone number is 1-877-919-4EPA and it’s free. You can also e-mail them at: firstname.lastname@example.org and they have a US Mail address at their website if you want to make sure your tip is in writing. This EPA tip line may be a bit late for Martha, but some of us may have drilling for deep gas happening on other properties and this might help with any problems.
(Hat tip: Amy Mall at NRDC)