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A new report from Physicians For Social Responsibility reveals the shocking fact that energy companies have been using PFA (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) toxic "forever chemicals" to frack and drill natural gas wells with the blessing of EPA, which had signed off on the process a decade ago. This outrageous dereliction of duty by the EPA has left the door wide open for extensive use of these dangerous chemicals, which pose huge threats to human health and the safety of our water supply.

Fracking should be banned everywhere; as we work toward that goal, ensuring that PFA's are not allowed to be used in fracking fluids is the least EPA can do.

NY Times uncovers shocking dereliction of duty at the US Environmental Protection Agency

July 12, 2021, Livingston Manor, NY--Hiroko Tabuchi's groundbreaking piece in today’s New York Times sent shock waves through public health and environmental organizations as advocates learned not only that energy companies are using toxic PFAS* “forever” chemicals to frack and drill natural gas wells, but also that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had actually signed off on this process, which poses huge threats to human health and the integrity of our water supply. Click "read more" to see Mountainkeeper's statement.

June 15 - 2021 This summer, Mountainkeeper is partnering with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and hitting the trail with two full-time Trail Stewards! Our Stewards are stationed at the Beaverkill Campground Day Use Area, Crystal Lake Wild Forest, and Big Pond from Thursday – Monday all summer long. Working alongside Forest Rangers, they greet visitors, educate folks on Leave No Trace Principles that help protect our wild places, and provide info on Mountainkeeper’s work to protect this spectacular part of the world. Click "Read More" to meet Kate, Lenny, and Noah.

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