Enviro Organization Calls for Increased Fracking Restrictions after EPA Mining Spill

Environmental organization Food & Water Watch has cited the EPA’s Gold King Mine Spill as an example of the potential dangers of widespread fracking. The organization is reviving its “Don’t Frack Denver” campaign, calling for increased local restrictions in an op-ed published in the Colorado Statesman. Despite the fact that the EPA is responsible for the 3 million gallon wastewater spill, the letter calls on Denver leaders, including the City Council, “to influence an ongoing Bureau of Land Management planning process in the South Platte Basin to ensure that thousands of acres in our watershed are not opened up to fracking.”