Face the science: fracking threatens health & water

PETITION TO PRESIDENT OBAMA & GINA McCARTHY

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Over the past year, the Obama administration has advocated for an "all of the above" energy strategy, including pushing for natural gas extraction from fracking. Despite clear evidence of water and air pollution that harms the families with extraction in their backyards, and a promise from the President himself to make drilling safe and cleaner, the Obama administration continues to turn a blind eye to the harm caused by oil and gas extraction.

When early results of investigations in Dimock, Pennsylvania, Parker County, Texas and Pavillion, Wyoming showed that the EPA had evidence linking gas drilling and fracking operations to groundwater contamination, the Obama administration chose to "see no evil" and abandon the investigations. Leaving impacted communities to fend for themselves.

President Obama and EPA administrator Gina McCarthy must stand with those whose livelihoods have been destroyed, and remember that you represent the American people, not the oil and gas industry. Uphold your responsibility to us, our health, and our drinking water.

To: PETITION TO PRESIDENT OBAMA & GINA McCARTHY
From: [Your Name]

Over the past year, your administration has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to shut down one fracking-related water contamination investigation after another.
When early results of investigations in Dimock, Pennsylvania, Parker County, Texas, and Pavillion, Wyoming showed that the EPA had evidence linking gas drilling and fracking operations to groundwater contamination, your administration chose to "see no evil" and abandon the investigations -- and the communities suffering the impacts of oil and gas development as a result.

Remember that you represent the American people, not the oil and gas industry. Uphold your responsibility to us, our health, and our drinking water: direct the EPA to reopen investigations into the dangers of fracking. It's time to face the science.