Secret Gas Drilling Chemicals Don't Belong In Our Drinking Water
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Secret Gas Drilling Chemicals Don't Belong In Our Drinking Water

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      Earthjustice

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!

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    • Kyle Hackmeister WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Weatherford International employee

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    • Kyle Hackmeister WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Weatherford International employee

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    • Nancy Holzner ITHACA, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Do not trade clean water for corporate profits!

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      It would be interesting to hear the Bush Administration officials responsible for the "loophole" regarding the disclousure of the fracking chemicals to explain the reasons for their decision. Halliburton is heavily involved in fracking and Dick Cheney had a long history of involvement with Halliburton. Halliburton also made billions in no bid contracts in the wars in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that we got involved with during the Bush Misadministration.

      Trust a "born again" hypocrite like Bush to start a war, give some mega corporations the right to secretly pollute our water, take money from the poor and middle class to give to the rich, and as Governor of Texas, preside over more executions than any governor in U.S. history. But, he is "pro life" and "born again!"

      Any wonder that Bush, Cheney and their cohorts, who also authored the financial collase, have been curiously out of the public eye? They, their co-conspirators and their corporate puppetmasters are busy counting their ill begotten loot...

      I wonder what "God" they are praying to for foregiveness of their ongoing sins?!

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    • Aruna Baker EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      Poisons like this killed Jews at Auschwitz; this is RAPING the Earth; whose holes are they they are drilling; NOT MINE! The natives know that energy is about love; lets build a blue-green future. Salaam Sophia xxxx

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