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Two Meetings on the Risks of Fracking to Northern Virginia’s Water Supply


I received this from Earthworks and thought it was well worth passing along. For my reports on the public meeting held in Arlington in late January, see here and here.

Fracking Risks to Drinking Water for Fairfax County & DC Metro Area

Join me Monday March 31 or Thursday April 3 at 7pm

Dear Lowell,

Join me to learn about the potential for fracking in the George Washington National Forest, the source of drinking water for Fairfax and much of the D.C. metropolitan area.

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

Burke, VA
Monday, March 31 at 7pm with refreshments
Burke Library
5935 Freds Oak Road

Oakton, VA
Thursday, April 3 at 7pm with pizza
Oakton Library
10304 Lynnhaven Place

At the Thursday event we will discuss strategy and write short letters to our elected officials. The letters will be easy to write–all you have to do is fill in the blanks. 

These events are hosted by the Sierra Club/Great Falls Group.

See you there,

Dusty Horwitt, Earthworks Senior Analyst

P.S. Read more about fracking in the George Washington National Forest here.


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