Our country is undergoing an unprecedented gas drilling boom that is putting the drinking water supplies for millions of Americans at risk.
Oil and gas companies are using a controversial method that involves blasting millions of gallons of chemically-treated water into the earth to extract gas from underground deposits.
But thanks to a loophole in the Safe Drinking Water Act, they don’t even have to report what chemicals they are shooting into the ground.
And that’s not all. Oil and gas companies also get special treatment under the Clean Air Act – and now drilling areas in Wyoming now have worse smog than Los Angeles!
Thankfully, two bills just introduced in Congress would change this.
The Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act would close oil and gas industry loopholes in the Safe Drinking Water Act and require disclosure of chemicals used during hydraulic fracturing.
The Bringing Reductions to Energy’s Airborne Toxic Health Effects (BREATHE) Act would eliminate an unfair loophole in the Clean Air Act for oil and gas companies.
Please ask your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the FRAC and BREATHE Acts!