Drillers Not Required to Disclose Chemicals Used - Help Change That
Despite risks of drinking water contamination, chemicals used in the natural gas drilling process called "hydraulic fracturing" continue to go unchecked and unregulated.
Ask your Senators and Representative to co-sponsor the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act, or "FRAC Act" (H.R. 2766 and S. 1215), which would require companies to make public the chemicals they put underground near our water sources, and regulate hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Graphic is courtesy of Pro Publica and used under a Creative Commons license. It illustrates how hydraulic fracturing works, specifically referencing the Marcellus Shale formation underlying New York, Pennsylvania and other stares in the area. Hydraulic fracturing here poses risks to New York City's drinking water supply