• Petitioned Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC)

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Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC)

To Stop the use of hydraulic fracturing until 2014 EPA report released

    1. Rishabh  Khanna
    2. Petition by

      Rishabh Khanna

      New Delhi, Philippines


Horizontal hydraulic fracturing, a method of extracting natural gas known as ‘fracking,’ has manifested as a growing environmental health risk in the U.S. (Manuel, 2010). This is a growing risk because of the increase in drilling activity as part of the U.S. goal of energy independence and the movement towards clean burning energy (Manuel, 2010). This method of extraction began in the U.S. and has now spread to other countries around the world, such as Ireland and South Africa. It has also grown as a point of controversy demonstrated by and the recent ban in France.

Fracking has recently been scrutinized for its potential and, in some cases, observed environmental health effects on nearby surface and ground water sources (Pennsylvania Land Trust Association, 2010; Manuel, 2010). Despite possible risks, many natural gas companies continue to drill with low safety regulations because the companies were exempt from the Clean Air Act and Safe Drinking Water Act in the United States in 2005 (Manuel, 2010).

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • 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!

    • Marjorie Powers NEWTOWN, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because I am aware that we are all responsibe for the health of our planet and its people.

    • Shari Trnka OAKVILLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Rather than increasing the ecocide in the name of "energy independence" let us look carefully at the potential impacts of our choices and do what we can to minimize how we squander energy. We must protect our water to protect our health. If it can be shown that this process can happen without furthering damage to our environmental and human health then we can embrace its potential. Without full disclosure and deep reflection on the impacts it is just another example of choosing profits over human and planetary well being.

    • Rosemary Lane BEAR, DE
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing to stop the total disregard of the impact "fracking" has on our waterways, our environment, as well as animal and human life.

    • Christa Lane Hooper PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because we need comprehensive studies on how fracking impacts the environment and health before we allow it to be used globally.


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