To: President Donald Trump, The Pennsylvania State House, The Pennsylvania State Senate, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

NO MORE FRACKING WITHOUT ACCOUNTABILITY

Cease all drilling for new natural gas wells until the EPA has finished its cumulative impact study, and do everything in your power to bring the natural gas industry back under the regulation of the Clean Air Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. Cease all corporate welfare to drillers and hold corporations responsible for health impacts and over-projected reserves.

Why is this important?

Residents' drinking water, health, and property values are being systematically destroyed as a result of carcinogens, neurotoxins, endocrine disruptors and radioactive material in the fluid used in, and waste water resulting from, the new hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" process of horizontal drilling for natural gas wells all over the country. We are likewise concerned about over-projections of reserves by the natural gas and finance industries, and the likelihood that it is causing yet another economic bubble ready to burst and further damage our nation's economy. We demand that our state assembly bring a halt to all new drilling until the EPA's cumulative impact study is complete, and we demand that our congress repeal exemptions to the Clean Air Act and Safe Drinking Water Act granted to the natural gas industry in the 2005, so that they will again be regulated by the EPA. We further call for an end to corporate welfare funded by our tax dollars to these corporations, and demand that our state and federal governments hold accountable every corporation responsible for drinking water contamination, the health effects endured by individuals and families in communities affected by natural gas drilling, and inflated projections of reserves that put us at increased risk in this fragile economy.

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Reasons for signing

  • Fracking and drilling only w/ total verification of safety
  • It's documented that fracking can cause shifts in the growing ever fragile plates beneath earth's crust. Fracking not only poisons groundwater that hydrates an entire ecosystem - including humans - but it can cumulatively cause a permanent and deadly inability to even live safely on the earth's surface from a devastating earthquake. We want to be independent of foreign oil - we want clean energy sources - and we don't want to be the canary. Let's keep looking and testing for safe sources o...
  • Stop endangering us! This is unacceptable, and it must be stopped. Please think about our future instead of profits!