Eliminate environmental regulation exemptions for hydraulic fracturing.
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Eliminate environmental regulation exemptions for hydraulic fracturing.

    1. Petition by

      Josh Alley

Hydraulic fracturing in search of natural gas uses TONS of water and more than 500 chemicals to drill deep into the ground and "fracture" the earth below to release natural gas. This process has proven, despite the claims of oil and gas companies, that it is extremely harmful to nearby water and air supplies. There are well over 100,000 fracking wells in America with many more planned. Hydraulic fracturing is currently exempt from the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Safe Drinking Water Act. If we don't act now, the future health of children, and their ability to obtain safe drinking water, is at risk.

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    1. For anyone who doesn't fully understand fracking

      Josh  Alley
      Petition Organizer

      Granted Wikipedia isn't always perfect with the facts, this should serve as a good central source of information for anyone that wants to educate themselves more on the practice of fracking.

    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. Faults with fracking

      Josh  Alley
      Petition Organizer

      If anyone out there still doesn't believe in the seriousness of this issue, check out the video from YouTube. It is of James Northrup, a former oil and gas industry member, discussing the ill effects of fracking.

    4. Fracking now causing earthquakes?

      Josh  Alley
      Petition Organizer

      Apparently, it is not enough to just potentially spoil our water and air supplies. Fracking is now possibly causing earthquakes. Ohio officials have come to the conclusion that the recent 4.0 earthquake in Ohio was cause by the five fracking wells in the area. Check out the link.

    5. Reached 50 signatures
    6. It's election time! That means politicians will listen. Let's be heard!

      Josh  Alley
      Petition Organizer

      In election years, particularly during a presidential election year like this one, politicians are more apt to listen to issues they wouldn't otherwise. So now is the time to get their attention. Do you think a candidate of any political party isn't going to listen when 1,000,000 people make their voice heard? What about 5,000,000? This is an issue that is pertinent to every American regardless of their race, character, political affiliation, etc. I won't rest until at least 10,000,000 people have signed this petition and our goal has been reached. For once, we have a chance to do something before it's too late. The time where corporations can exploit the common people is ending. We are strong. We are united. We are American. Now let's show them why it makes me proud to say that.

    7. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Paul Cavanaugh QUINCY, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      There is no logical reason why fracking is exempt from the Clean Water Act and chemicals used are kept secret

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    • Alan Haggard SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      c/o

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    • Rose Leeper SEDRO-WOOLLEY, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Allowing the poisonous fracturing of our planet for corporate profit should be stopped now. The slithering parasites of the Oil and Gas Industry seek to suffocate and bleed our world dry. Our governments effectively support that slow death when they fail to investigate, regulate, and end the contamination of the very air we breathe and our precious water, the lifeblood of every living thing on earth. Stop Hydraulic Fracking!

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    • Charles Kennedy GRANDVIEW, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Who will be able to afford water if this trauma to USA family drinking waters from Fracking continues? It will not be the families who are able to Ignite their Kitchen Sink Faucets from Vapors of the Safe Fracking Greed. Just one more reason Dick Cheney should have a group Cell at Gitmo, another Richard Cranium who has surpassed his privileges of Lies. If we USA Citizens do not take Water Conservation as Serious threat to our way of Life...we Know USA Government will sell us out for Campaign Contributions, and if United States Fresh Water Supplies get contaminated our Democracy will go to War again in order to take another countries water supply. Another WMD(oil) War except for H2O!!!

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    • Deidra Smith BOONE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      I live on the headwaters of the New and the Watauga Rivers. I watch everysinglething that happens around the creeks, because everything I do has an impact large or small. We all need to think about water, the future of water, the present of water. The socially irresponsible attitudes behind fracking is beyond comprehension.

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