Beyond Fracking: Let the President Know Your Position

Sierra Club’s Beyond Natural Gas Campaign needs support to oppose fracking for Natural Gas.  Here is their message and a link to show support:

Do you remember when rivers caught on fire before the Clean Water Act passed? The only thing worse than a river on fire would be your drinking water on fire. Yet thanks to fracking, that’s exactly what’s happened to countless American families.

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a dangerous way of drilling for natural gas — and if President Obama does not step in by the end of the year, the Department of Energy (DOE) could write the gas industry a blank check for more fracking.

Send President Obama a letter today, telling him to protect communities from the dangers of fracking.

Fracking is an unsafe drilling method where toxic chemicals are injected into rock formations to release natural gas. The fracking industry wants to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) to other countries to profit even more while leaving our communities to deal with consequences — including poisoned drinking water, extreme air pollution, and destroyed coasts. It is up to us to tell President Obama the natural gas industry does not deserve a blank check to put our communities at risk.

Right now, DOE is studying whether or not we should start exporting fracked LNG. Unfortunately, they are only evaluating the business-side economics of exports, not the environmental and public health effects of fracking.

It is critical that DOE looks at the entire picture, from the effects of a fracking well in Pennsylvania or Colorado to the construction of pipeline to carry LNG to a coastal export facility in Louisiana or Washington State.

Please tell President Obama that this study does not look at the full picture and that the public health and environmental costs of LNG must be part of the decision. Together, let’s send 40,000 letters to the President by Friday!

Thanks for all that you do,

Deb Nardone
Director, Beyond Natural Gas Campaign
Sierra Club

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