Ban Fracking on Public Lands

By Sahru Keiser, Program Manager

TakeActionFracking for gas and oil is an inherently toxic process that threatens our health. Over 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process, and 25% of them are linked to cancer.

Despite fracking’s threat to our health, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is allowing fracking on federal public lands, including national forests and lands around national parks.

Tomorrow, Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) will re-introduce important legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on federal public lands. This bill, Protect our Public Lands Act of 2015 (HR-5844), is the strongest piece of federal legislation against fracking to date.

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Ask your Representative to support and co-sponsor this important bill to ban fracking on public lands.

The only way to protect our health and our environment from the risks of fracking is to ban it altogether. “Regulated” fracking still threatens the basic necessities of life: our food, water and air. No amount of regulations can prevent accidental spills of fracking wastewater or wells leaking toxic chemicals linked to cancer. Not to mention that even where fracking regulations do exist, oil and gas companies regularly defy these rules with no consequences.

Fracking is a growing threat to our health that demands urgent action to prevent irreversible harm. We must act now to protect our health and the health of future generations.

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