Thanks to the "Halliburton Loophole" put in place by the Bush/Cheney administration, we don't have any right to know which chemicals may be polluting our drinking water.
Hydraulic fracturing, known as "fracking," is an increasingly common method of drilling for natural gas. Highly pressurized fluids mixed with toxic chemicals are blasted deep beneath the earth's surface in order to force the gas out. And people are getting sick.
Despite numerous incidents of contamination and adverse impacts on public health, companies using fracking were given a special exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act: they don't have to report to anyone which chemicals they're using, in what amounts, and where.
This has to stop. We have a right to know.
Please join Congresswoman Diana DeGette in calling on Congress to pass the FRAC Act (HR2267). Sign the petition today!