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Anti-Fracking Activists Come Face to Face with Gas Drilling Company

Anti-Fracking groups and a natural gas company came face to face today when WPX visited Tammy Hadlick's home in Franklin Forks Pennsylvania to remove a water buffalo the company voluntarily installed during a Department of Environmental Protection investigation.

"Susan Oiliver who is a representitive with industry trespassed, knocked on the door... she has no papers that say she has anyn right to be on the property. There's no court order," Isaac Silberman-Gorn of Citizen's Action of New York, said.

Susan Oliver was asked by the owner and anti-fracking activists to leave the property. But she says she did have permission to be there.

"Her attorney is the one who contacted me and said that yes definitely here's the date and time. We had permission from him," Susan Oliver Manager Community Relations WPX Engergy, said.

The confrontation comes after the DEP conducted a sixteen month long investigation as to why Tammy and three other home's water was
contaminated.

"I have methane in it," Hadlick said.

The DEP ruled that fracking was not the cause and the methane developed naturally. But Tammy doesn't  buy it.

"It just don't happen over night. It happened shortly after they started fracking," she said.

This is the water buffalo WPX came to remove today it holds 1100 gallons of water... A new one donated to the family holds just 300 gallons.
 
"I currently use about 250 gallons a day... "It's not them that has to go to the laundry mat. It's not them that has to go to the spring to get water to do dishes and make sure your kids are clean when they go to school," Hadlick said.
 
"We voluntarily decided to provide potable water to the the three families and it was a temporary arrangement it was never intended to be a perm solution for them," Oliver said.
 
While the water buffalo wasn't removed today it most likely will be soon... and then Tammy will have to find another way to provide clean water for herself and the six other family members who live with her.

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