U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): EPA Announces “Eyes on Drilling” Tipline.

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US EPA: “Eyes on Drilling” Tipline. (2010)







David Sternberg. 1/27/2010. "EPA Announces “Eyes on Drilling” Tipline".


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the creation of the “Eyes on Drilling” tipline for citizens to report non-emergency suspicious activity related to oil and natural gas development.

The agency is asking citizens to call 1-877-919-4EPA (toll free) if they observe what appears to be illegal disposal of wastes or other suspicious activity.

Tip email address: eyesondrilling@epa.gov

Citizens may provide tips anonymously if they don’t want to identify themselves.

EPA's Mid-Atlantic Region has a natural gas drilling tip line for reporting dumping and other illegal or suspicious hauling and/or disposal activities.

Tip mailing address: EPA Region 3
1650 Arch Street (3CEOO)
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029

In the event of an emergency, such as a spill or release of hazardous material, including oil, to the environment, citizens are advised to call the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.

Public concern about the environmental impacts of oil and natural gas drilling has increased in recent months, particularly regarding development of the Marcellus Shale formation where a significant amount of activity is occurring.

While EPA doesn’t grant permits for oil and gas drilling operations, there are EPA regulations which may apply to the storage of petroleum products and drilling fluids. The agency is also very concerned about the proper disposal of waste products, and protecting air and water resources.

See: Marcellus-Shale.us based in Pennsylvania, Photographs of fracking trucks.