STATEMENT FROM THE HADLICK AND MANNING FAMILIES
Franklin Forks, PA ~ This afternoon we received word from our lawyer that WPX Energy will not remove the water supply systems from our homes on Monday, but has instead decided to give them to our families. We appreciate this gesture on the part of WPX, and we now look forward to spending the holidays with our loved ones without worrying about whether or not we'll have water in our homes.
While this is a good first step, we are not out of the woods yet because our water wells remain contaminated and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has abandoned its investigation into the cause.
We are deeply grateful for the generous donations we've received from all our friends, neighbors and supporters. We will use these funds to continue to purchase the water we will need to supply our needs until a permanent solution to our problems has been found.
We want to thank everyone who intended to come to Franklin Forks on Monday, but we ask you to respect our privacy and let us have a quiet day with our families.