Stop Fracking Our Future
Across the country, fracking is contaminating drinking water, making nearby families sick with air pollution, and turning forest acres into industrial zones. Yet the oil and gas industry is pushing to expand this dirty drilling—to new states and even near critical drinking water supplies for millions of Americans. We need to show massive public support to stop the oil and gas industry from fracking our future.
STOP FRACKING IN YOUR STATE
Fracking is threatening our environment and healthAs fracking booms across nation, it is creating a staggering array of threats to our environment and health:
Our drinking water
Our forests and parks
We must act now to stop the damage of dirty drillingIn light of all this damage, we’re working to ban fracking wherever we can—from New York to North Carolina to California. But we also need the federal government to step in and take immediate action to protect families and communities impacted by this dirty drilling. So as first steps, we're calling on President Obama and Congress to close the loopholes that exempt fracking from key provisions of our nation’s environmental laws. And as federal officials mull weak fracking rules for public lands, we’re urging President Obama to step in and keep fracking out of our national forests and away from our national parks.
Help stop fracking nowIf enough of us speak out, we can convince federal officials to protect our water, our land, and our health from the dirty drilling boom. Contact your representative today.
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- Laced with cancer-causing and even radioactive material, fracking wastewater has contaminated drinking water sources from Pennsylvania to New Mexico.
- Although fracking produces billions of gallons of this toxic waste each year, it remains exempt from our nation’s hazardous waste laws.
- Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Public Health concluded that people living within a half-mile of gas drilling operations had higher health risks, including cancer.
- Federal officials are considering allowing fracking in several national forests—including the George Washington National Forest, which helps provide drinking water to more than 3 million people in the metro Washington, D.C., area.