We’re facing a pivotal moment for our planet’s future...
Runaway climate change will put everyone on the planet at risk — yet fossil fuel companies are still searching for more places to drill, frack, and mine. Fracking explosions, oil disasters, and devastating pipeline spills are just business-as-usual for the fossil fuel industry.
Stop fracking, drilling, and mining our public lands and waters!
Fracking is the fossil fuel industry’s latest false solution to our energy challenge. It causes huge environmental impacts on communities and the local environment from polluting drinking water, to earthquakes, to explosions.
This July, there was a massive fracking explosion near Greater Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, causing 36 oil tanks on public land to catch fire — forcing fifty-five local residents out of their nearby homes. Fracking has also been linked to drinking water contamination in states like Pennsylvania, Colorado, Ohio, Wyoming, New York, and West Virginia. In an EPA draft report released in 2015, it found more than 150 instances of groundwater contamination due to shale drilling and fracking.
It’s time to transition away from dirty fuels that bring us disaster after disaster. The first place to start is our precious public lands and waters. New oil and gas sales on these lands or new offshore drilling off our coasts put wildlife, communities and our climate at risk.
Ask President Obama to halt all new drilling, fracking, and mining on our public lands and waters — keeping fossil fuels safely in the ground!
Together, we CAN make this change happen. Here’s what people like you have already accomplished, by raising your voices:
- Huge protests erupted around the world when Shell tried to drill in the Arctic, and Shell ultimately backed away.
- People organized for years to demand that the President reject the Keystone XL pipeline, and last year, he finally did.
- When thousands of people told President Obama to stop auctioning off coal from public lands, he halted coal leasing and announced a major overhaul of the federal coal program.
- When communities up and down the Atlantic Coast organized to fight new gas and oil drilling projects, the Obama administration removed that region from the offshore drilling program.
Fracking explosions, oil disasters, and devastating pipeline spills are business-as-usual for the fossil fuel industry
Fracking is the fossil fuel industry's latest false solution to our energy challenge. It causes huge environmental impacts on communities and the local environment from polluting our water, to earthquakes, to explosions. Fracking has already been linked to drinking water contamination in states like Pennsylvania, Colorado, Ohio, Wyoming, New York, and West Virginia. In an EPA draft report released in 2015, it found more than 150 instances of groundwater contamination due to shale drilling and fracking.
Tell President Obama to end ALL new fossil fuel extraction from our public lands and waters to protect our communities and keep climate change in check.
It’s not too late to make a change. But it will take all of us to make that change happen.
Thank you for speaking up,
Online Campaigner, Greenpeace USA
P.S. We’re looking forward to a cleaner-energy future — and you can help make it happen. Tell President Obama to stop all new fracking and drilling on our public lands.
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