Pause Fracking After 5.0 Magnitude Quake Rocks Texas

Target: Greg Abbott, Governor, Texas

Goal: Protect the lives of citizens and pause fracking after dangerous earthquake.

A dangerous earthquake with a 5.0 magnitude shook Texas, putting millions of citizens at risk of death. Scientists believe this quake was caused due to an increase in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state. Sign the petition to demand that this practice be paused to protect lives.

The earthquake struck between El Paso and Odessa in an area thankfully less populated than the state’s major cities. However, should another quake strike the state, its citizens may not be so lucky. There have been dozens of destructive earthquakes around the nation caused by fracking. In some states, fracking has been paused because of this damage.

Texas should follow suit and pause fracking until its effects can be better understood. Ask that state’s government to put lives before profit and pause fracking to prevent more devastating quakes.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Abbott,

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has shaken your state, putting millions of lives at risk. Thankfully, no lives were lost. However, this may not always be the case. Scientists have argued that the increase in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has caused these tremors.

Some states have paused the practice of fracking until the full effects of it can be realized. I ask that you follow suit and protect the citizens of your state by bringing an end to fracking.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: L-YPF


One Comment

  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    Fracking is and always has been a dangerous and destructive process. It needs to be outlawed entirely!

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