Shawn Garvin

Director, EPA Region 3

1650 Arch St

Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029

January 12, 2012

Re: Questions concerning EPA regulation of Oil & Gas

Director Garvin,

It is now two months since I presented a letter for you with numerous questions regarding EPA's regulation of Oil & Gas to Trish Taylor at a meeting EPA held with Pennsylvania residents of the Susquehanna River Basin. You can find a copy of both that letter and this one at I will post any response you deign to make there as well.

My questions were not rhetorical. The public has a right to know, and it is long overdue for EPA officials to take personal responsibility for policies which are turning people's homes and communities into industrial sacrifice zones across the nation. The 1% pocketing the profits while the rest of us pick up the tab is not my idea of shared sacrifice.

I hope to receive a prompt acknowledgement of this letter and a timely response to my original letter. Silence is also an answer, and I think, an admission that my questions are so inconvenient that any answer you might give would be more embarrassing than brazenly ignoring them.

Thank you for your consideration.

John Kesich

628 Bailey Creek Rd

Millerton, PA 16936