Target: John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources, California Department of Conservation
Goal: Praise California Department of Conservation for shutting down fracking injection sites
California officials have recently ordered an emergency shutdown of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites. More than 100 other sites are to be reviewed in California’s drought-stricken Central Valley. This shutdown comes after fears that oil companies may be pumping toxic fracking fluids and other waste into state drinking water. The threat to drinking water at a time of such historic drought would not be tolerated. Such a threat should not be tolerated at any time.
California’s Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) let companies know that they may be contributing to practices that “pose danger to life, health, property, and natural resources.” Cease and desist orders were issued to seven energy companies, with warnings that they may be injecting chemicals and waste into aquifers that could possibly be sources of drinking water.
Fracking cannot be done in a manner that ensures the safety of people and wildlife alike, and these reasons alone are enough to discontinue a practice that puts the health of others in jeopardy. Sign the petition below to support the shutdown of fracking injection wells.
Dear Mr. Laird,
Thank you for your efforts in calling a stop to the injection of hazardous waste and toxic chemicals at fracking injection sites in California. The practice of fracking is incredibly dangerous to humans, wildlife and the environment. It is clear through the emergency cease and desist that recently took place that fracking cannot be done safely and that it has an adverse effect on a location’s surroundings.
This is a wake-up call to those in the oil and gas industry who feel that there is no harm done in fracking. Please take into further consideration the threat posed by fracking injections and continue to take action against such needless activities.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
[Your Name Here]
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