Pa. families asking EPA chief to send water

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Families from a small northeastern Pennsylvania town are planning to confront the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over an abrupt change in plans.

The residents of Dimock have said for years that their wells were contaminated by the natural gas drilling procedure known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Last week, the EPA agreed to truck in water for their homes. But the agency reversed itself 24 hours later and now says the matter is still under consideration.

Protesters plan to greet EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Friday at a forum she's attending in Philadelphia.