Written on: August 24, 2015
Below is an easy, but very important action you can take against fracking as well as holding the EPA accountable to their mission. Please click and sign and pass it on to others who may be interested in signing. At the bottom of this page is a good and current list of articles on this issue.
Thanks for all you do for caring for the environment. Pace e bene, Sister Diane Bardol
There’s only a few days left to tell the EPA that their fracked report on water contamination is unacceptable. Sign here to have your comment included before the Aug. 28 deadline!
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a study that was quoted in many headlines as finding that fracking poses no “widespread” risk to drinking water.1 But even that summary is a lie and we’re running out of time to disprove it.
The EPA itself admits it doesn’t really have the evidence to prove fracking is safe (or dirty) — because their study is based on what limited information the fracking industry decided to share with them.2 What this report really shows is the ongoing, systemic connection between the fracking industry and EPA — and a troubling trail of evidence linking fracking to pollution and public health problems.
But it’s not too late to tell the EPA to retract this report and President Obama to stop supporting fracking.Click here to tell the EPA and President Obama to come clean on the dangers of fracking.
1. Kelly, Sharon. “EPA’s New Fracking Study: A Close Look At The Numbers Buried In The Fine Print.” DESMOG. June 25, 2015.
2. Hudson, Drew. You Can’t Trust The EPA On Fracking. Environmental Action. June 4, 2015.
3. Neela Banerjee, Message is mixed on fracking, Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2013
4. Ryan Tracy, EPA Drops Fracking Probe in Wyoming, Wall Street Journal, June 20, 2013
5. Environment America, EPA study understates dangers of fracking, June 4, 2015
Click here to read more about why the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart are opposed to fracking.
One thought on “Last week to speak out about the EPA’s Fracking report”
The EPA should retract its report and do some thorough studies before they okay fracking.