Julie and Craig Sautner turned on their kitchen tap 18 months ago shortly after a hydrofracking operation was set up a few hundred yards from their home in Dimock, PA. The poisonous brown water that spewed from the spigot changed their lives forever. Currently embroiled in lawsuits and constant battles with Cabot Oil & Gas which they charge has ruined household water wells up and down the country road they live on, the Sautners implored the audience “Don’t let them come to your town. These gas companies are ruthless and will do anything they can to avoid accepting responsibility for what they do to communities.”
The forum “Impacts of Gas Drilling with High Volume Hydrofracturing”was held in Trumansburg, N.Y. on December 8, 2010 and sponsored by Ulysses Gas Drilling Advisory Board, Coalition to Protect New York, and Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes.
The Living with a Contaminated Water, Well | Julie and Craig Sautner by Cris McConkey, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.