Sign the petition: Ban fracking -- our health is at stake!
Fracking leads to increased climate pollution, water waste, earthquakes, and now, it can physically kill us!
In a recent study, fracking was shown to increase heart failure to those exposed, with increased noise and air pollution, and traffic from fracking acting as major stressors. Add this to the list of health issues caused by fracking, especially among Black community members who disproportionately live near fracking wells
This is yet one more danger of fracking which already includes:
Water waste/pollution: Fracking consumes a massive amount of water. Anywhere between 1.5 million and 16 million gallons of water may be used to frack a single well. Additionally, fracking fluids and waste have made their way into our aquifers and other water sources, contaminating our drinking water.
Earthquakes: While the fossil fuel industry denies it, the EPA has acknowledged the connection between fracking and increased earthquakes since 1990. Most of these earthquakes are caused by underground injection wells, which are used to dispose of contaminated water created by the fracking process.
Increased climate pollution: Methane gas — the main component of natural gas — is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. In fact, it’s 85 to 105 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at disrupting the climate over a 20-year period.
Fracking is more expensive, more polluting, and more dangerous than clean, renewable energy.
The Fracking Ban Act introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would ban fracking nationwide by 2025. This new legislation will immediately prevent federal permits from being issued for new fracking, new pipelines, new natural gas or oil export terminals, expanded fracking, and other oil and gas infrastructure.
Fracking for oil and gas would become illegal on and offshore in the United States.
The science is clear, fracking is a key contributor to our climate emergency. It is destroying our communities, our health, and our environment. Stopping fracking is paramount to fending off the climate crisis.
Sign the petition to Congress and the Biden administration: Ban fracking now!