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Secret Gas Drilling Chemicals Don't Belong In Drinking Water

Action: Stop Pollution

November 11, 2012   Action Alert ID# 24

 

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.

If regulators know what chemicals to look for when they test drinking water, they can hold oil and gas companies accountable for their pollution. That’s why it’s crucial that oil and gas companies come out of the shadows and tell us what chemicals they’re shooting into the ground.

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.

Right now, many oil and gas wells fall squarely within a loophole in the Clean Air Act that means they don’t have to control their air pollution as carefully as larger industrial sources—even though the cumulative air pollution from all of these thousands of wells are far greater than individual ‘major sources.’ Please ask your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the FRAC and BREATHE Acts!
Many oil and gas wells fall within a loophole in the Clean Air Act. Please ask your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the FRAC and BREATHE Acts!

November 11, 2012   Action Alert ID# 24

 

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